The Pickaroon is a curious-looking tool that gets looked over and underestimated on an almost continuous basis.
Besides saving you a lot of time, the Pickaroon will also save your shoulders, back, and knees.
Put simply, the Pickaroon is designed to help you move a piece of wood from over there to over here.
In practice that looks like:
- Picking up firewood (rounds or split) off the ground without having to bend over
- Carrying rounds from place to place at your side (essentially adding a handle to your wood)
- Dragging a piece out of the bed of your truck without having to climb up into it
- pulling or pushing a slab through the mill or table saw
- Rolling logs or bigger rounds
- Pulling small logs across the ground
The list can go on and on, but I think you get my point - this tool has countless uses, and each one helps your work move faster and your body last longer.
The pick is designed in such a way that you only need to sharpen one facet of the pick to maintain or change its cutting and sticking power. All you need to do is take a flat hand file to the factory-sharpened edge for a few strokes - it's that simple.
You can make your work of moving rounds faster and more comfortable by having a Pickaroon in both hands. Not only are you able to do twice the amount of work but having a balanced load makes it much easier for your body to handle.
This 28" Pickaroon is more focused on the firewood-centered tasks you may encounter but the 36" Pickaroon is much more suited for reaching and getting wood out of the back of a car or pulling a slab off a mill.
Specs and design elements (From Council Tool):
~ 1.5 lbs. head with good balance.
~ 3-sided pick, sharpened to a point out of the box.
~ Under-cutter on the bottom side of the pick that can be used to cleave off small limbs, and brush.
~ Large poll face to help drive/pound bucking wedges, or small/medium felling wedges.
~ Full-sized standard axe eye for readily available replacement handles.
~ 28” straight waxed handle for one-handed use, with substantial palm-swell for a secure grip. The overall finished lengths with be just under 28”.