Are you looking for an alternative to the traditional steel barrel wedges?
These hard maple conical wedges are just the thing for getting that extra little bit of grip when dealing with a loose axe head, or even just ensuring it stays tight in the first place when re-hanging a head!
Simply pre-bore a 3/8" hole in the top of the offending handle to your desired depth, and then drive the wedge home to exert spreading force in all directions. For an extra firm hold, a dab of wood glue can be put in the bottom of the hole before inserting the wedge. Makes drilling out the eye of an axe to replace a broken handle much easier than dealing with stubborn steel wedges!
Pack of 10 wedges. Made right here in the USA!
Small End Diameter: 3/8"
Large End Diameter: 5/8"
Very hard piece of wood and definitely prettier than a steel wedge or barrel. Used one on a new install with one of their Doublebit Adirondack handle and one to tighten a tired maul up. I did go a little larger on drill bit and went the full 1 1/2 deep. Tightened it right up and it hasn't moved.