Gear: Pulaski Axe


Pulaski Axe

Ed Pulaski
Category: Rescue Equipment
Subcategory: Axes and Accessories
Price: 24.95
Average Rating:
(23 Votes)

The pulaski is a special hand tool used in wildland firefighting. The tool combines an axe and a mattock in one head, similar to that of the cutter mattock, with a rigid handle of wood, plastic, or fiberglass. The pulaski is considered one of the most versatile tools for constructing firebreaks as it can be used to both dig soil and chop wood. It is also well adapted for trail construction, gardening and other outdoor work. As a gardening or excavation tool, it is quite adept at digging holes in root-bound or hard soil. As a result, it can often be purchased in a retail setting.

Member Reviews

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    chain1douglas, Mon, 26 Nov 2007 02:42:00 UTC.
    1st review

    As a wildland firefighter I had to write a review praising the Pulaski Axe. There isn't a crew that doesn't have a handful of these.

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    Dino1410, Sun, 20 Jul 2008 02:30:50 UTC.

    Every "grass unit" should have one of these diverse tools. They really tear up the ground.

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    Neko_Shouboushi, Sun, 03 Aug 2008 20:21:41 UTC.

    When I used this tool in Wildland firefighting, I've found that it is very versatile - I can fall a tree and dig line all in the same tool. I've also used this tool to help out in trail maintenace projects - This is a great tool to have! Every Fire, Grade and Trail crew should have this tool in thier CCV's!

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    ehsvfrd1691, Thu, 07 Aug 2008 00:50:40 UTC.

    If you work on a bridge crue you need a pulaski

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    kipton88, Sun, 17 Aug 2008 10:16:26 UTC.

    This is an awesome tool and other than the chain saw its the next best thing it is so versatile although it is much harder to work with than other tools when doing mop-up its is an all around great line cutting tool.

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    Account Removed, Fri, 22 Aug 2008 21:14:32 UTC.

    My tool of choice on the fireline...!

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    luvmyff99, Sat, 23 Aug 2008 18:02:02 UTC.

    This thing is awesome. Steve has his at the house and we have used it to remove trees and bushes that are in places we do not want them. It is amazing how easily it takes care of business.

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    NDFIRE, Mon, 29 Sep 2008 21:52:48 UTC.

    Good tool to remove a lot of brush and min sharpening time.

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    USC, Thu, 06 Nov 2008 04:50:38 UTC.

    Swung this for 3 years with the VCFD HANDCREW loved it . When the saw went down this tool was a life saver. This tool kept me in the best shap of my life. MAN I MISS IT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    bsintq04, Sun, 09 Nov 2008 12:52:53 UTC.

    The top wildland firefighting tools that you could possibly carry.

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    FIRE25MAN, Wed, 12 Nov 2008 22:51:21 UTC.

    good tool

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    Mhagerty, Thu, 13 Nov 2008 00:26:53 UTC.

    Versatile and fairly light weight. My first choice for a line tool. Whether its small brush or scraping down to mineral soil the Pulaskie gets it done.

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    dougald, Thu, 13 Nov 2008 14:46:13 UTC.

    This is my tool of choice when working a wildfire. I liked it so much I bought one for my Personal vehicle for those times when your first on scene or come across something and your on your own.

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    USWFA, Fri, 28 Nov 2008 22:31:28 UTC.

    This is an awesome tool for the wildland fireline...I have used many and own several..with a wood handle it is hard to beat!!

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    robiearnold, Sun, 28 Dec 2008 06:25:38 UTC.

    Great wild land firefighting tool. We carry one on our brush truck

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    scbagirl, Sat, 03 Jan 2009 03:44:28 UTC.

    Built in 1911 after the great 1910 fires. However the FS didn't pick it up until 1920. What a great tool for constructing fireline! I prefer this over a combi because I can hike with the pulaski for miles, whereas the combi gets way too awkward. Also, the pulaski has a thicker axe head and you can hit the soil and roots harder.

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    fireknight, Tue, 06 Jan 2009 02:08:34 UTC.

    One of the greatest tools ever made for wildland firefighting! This is an all around tool and one of the first to be past out to the crew at a fire. I have many,many hours spent with this tool!

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    tmoomaw, Sun, 15 Feb 2009 02:37:37 UTC.

    Versatile firefighting tool and even good for yard work.

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    blancogold67, Sun, 22 Feb 2009 02:05:13 UTC.

    i have used pulaski axe for years it is one of the most versatile tools!
    mr. pulaski know what he was doing!

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    linescout, Sun, 05 Apr 2009 20:48:58 UTC.

    Wildland fires Excaliber!

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    corey5curtis, Sun, 05 Apr 2009 23:22:57 UTC.

    this axe is a great cuting tool and a great use

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    DakotahWolfe, Wed, 15 Jul 2009 11:18:21 UTC.

    Great tool to have. We have a heap of these.

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    firescuvol, Fri, 11 Dec 2009 06:54:33 UTC.

    If ther was a fire and there was a tool this is the tool I would choose hands down

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