Helko Vario 2000 Heavy Log Splitter

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Helko Vario Review

Helko Vario 2000 Heavy Log Splitter is as powerful as they come. This heavy duty splitting axe is made for the most difficult jobs. The deep wedge combined with the punishing weight delivers a powerful striking force, capable of splitting tree trunks, large logs, and heavy firewood. This tool demands a degree of controlled strength from its operator, due to its size and weight.

The Vario 2000 series features our patented screw system, offering easy interchange-ability of axe blades and handles. Using a simple cap screw retainer and hex key (included), handles may be replaced in a matter of minutes. Because the system is standardized, all blades and handles are completely interchangeable between all Vario 2000 models. All blades are hardened to the German DIN 7287 B manufacturing standard for maximum life and reliability. A built-in safety feature ensures loose heads are kept on the handle, eliminating the risk that they might fly off and strike nearby objects.

+ Made in Wuppertal, Germany
+ German C45 high grade carbon steel, 53-56 HRC
+ Drop forged, heat treated, and oil-hardened

+ Crafted in Switzerland from sustainably sourced and FSC certified Grade A American hickory
+ Individually selected for grain orientation and density
+ Lightly lacquered with black-dipped grip
+ Steel overstrike protector shields the handle against harmful miss-swings
+ Curved ergonomic design provides perfect balance, and is an efficient shock absorber

+ Vegetable tanned leather sheath, made in USA
+ 1oz bottle of Axe-Guard

Length: 36 in.
Head Weight: 5.1 lbs (6.7 lbs. w/parts)
Total Weight: 8.5 lbs

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Customer Reviews

I’m really pleased with this axe

 on December 1, 2017
By A. Odell
I’m really pleased with this axe. Time will tell about the long term durability but, this splits really well. full 20″ manzanita rounds typically split in one swing. It also does not stick, it just splits. On the more stubborn rounds with big knots, it would give a very small bounce, if it didn’t split, and it would take a few more swings in rare cases. It seems if it penetrates it then it splits. So far it seems well built, I’m really happy with it.

Very effective splitter

 on November 6, 2017
By Everett Winslow Throckmorton III
This one big mofo. I regularly use a powered splitter, but damn this is too much fun. Easily split 10-24 inch and up rounds in Ponderosa and Log Pole Pine with this beast. There is a learning curve when it comes to control and power. You need to be in reasonable physical condition to swing it. Couch potatoes, stay away, you will just hurt yourself. There is nothing like splitting on a Montana morning at 5,000 feet in the Bitterroot. Buy it if you qualify.

but amazing! Faster than using a pneumatic wood splitter and …

 on August 22, 2017
By Sand man
A little heavy, but amazing! Faster than using a pneumatic wood splitter and a great workout at the same time!! The craftsmanship it great, expensive but I am so glad I decided to spend the extra money…by the way I bought a Fiskars log splitter too and although it is a fine tool also (and really sharp) the Helko is real craftsmanship and does a better job (probably because of the weight).

Yeah.. Its just that awesome.

One person found this helpful.
 on September 22, 2017
By Remski
Quality tool.

This splitting maul makes short work of most of the …

 on June 19, 2017
By DM – Blue
This splitting maul makes short work of most of the rounds I have. Top notch build quality. This will probably outlast me.


2 people found this helpful.
 on October 25, 2015
By orepy9
Solidly built axe. No vibration in handle. I have been using it to split some large, freshly cut logs – ones that I should have used a wedge and sledge on, and this axe did it. I also like the removable handle concept. I haven’t had to use it yet, but I can see it’s value.

Excellent ax!!

 on October 11, 2016
By Amazon Customer
This Helco large log splitting ax is a beast! Even though the weight and design is a heavy ax, not a true maul, this ax busted through 32 inch diameter by 20 inch length white oak logs with 2-3 swings across the top. 1 swing for the side splits were the norm. Excellent ax, quality is outstanding and it is beautiful to boot. Other axes and mauls I have owned are no comparison to this ax.

Awesome Company

 on January 3, 2017
By Thomas J. Dawson
Have split about two cord of mixed rounds. (Oak, hedge, locust, and pecan). Splits like a knife through butter. The curved handle is very comfortable. Couldn’t be happier with the Vario. I have many manual splitters, but will be giving them all away. I have since purchased the The Rheinland Hatchet & the Vario splitting axe. Well worth every penny spent.

and it splits like no other tool i’ve used

 on December 22, 2016
i don’t typically write reviews, but felt compelled to say something about this astonishing splitter. it’s unusual to se a splitter with a curve to the handle, but i found quickly that the ergonomics of this tool are exceptional. and it splits like no other tool i’ve used. congratulations to helko on this superb product.

Best axe ever man !

2 people found this helpful.
 on January 23, 2016
By yan habib
This axe does all the work for you. Splits logs easy like crackin an egg. Weight of the blade goes thru logs like birthday cake.