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Axes (tools)

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Use for cutting tools that consist of a relatively heavy edged head fixed to a handle, the edge or edges being parallel to the handle so as to be suited for striking. For axes used as weapons, typically having wider blades, use "axes (weapons)."

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<cutting tools>

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axe (tool)
chip axes

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ax (tool)


12yrs ago

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