Froe for Shake Splitting

Froes are used to split timbers, wooden shingles and shakes, kindling, and planks for steam bending as the ‘split’ will follow the grain, unlike the result you’d get using a bandsaw mill or chainsaw.

Froes are hit with a wooden Mallet, we find they work best is smooth grain woods, such as Red Cedar. Harder woods depend a bit on the moisture content, diameter of the wood and the straightness of the grain and lack of any knots.

Many folks use a froe to make kindling as it keeps your hands out of the way (unlike using a hatchet), although we’ve generally used ours for shake and shingle making.

Showing all 5 results

  • Barr Froe

    Barr Froe is made by the now legendary Barr of Barr tools...if you can be called 'Legendary' when you're still swinging a hammer. st0030-froe-barr
    $163.00 Product Details
    Add to Cart
  • Gransfors Bruk froe

    Gransfors Bruk Froe #487

    Gränsfors Bruk Froe is used to split wood very finely, for example when making shingles for a roof. st0030-Froe-Gransfors #487
    $230.00 Product Details
    Add to Cart
  • Peavey Shingle Froe st0030-froe-usa Peavey Shingle Froe is a light weight, well made froe suitable for shingle making.
    $68.95 Product Details
    Add to Cart
  • Froe Mallet

    Froe Mallets are made of hard 'Rock Maple', one of the hardest woods in the world... st0035-mallet-froe  
    $37.50 Product Details
    Add to Cart
  • Gränsfors Ceramic Grinding Stone #4034

    The Gränsfors Ceramic Grinding Stone is a man-made sharpening stone with two grinding faces: a course side (180 grit) for repairing damage and heavy wear, and a fine side (600 grit) for sharpening. st0210-ceramic-stone #4034
    $58.00 Product Details
    Add to Cart

Log Home Store

What you need to get the job done

Orders: (800) 827-1688 (USA)
Technical or International (425) 947-7187





Subscribe To Our Newsletter

Join our mailing list to receive the latest news and updates from our team.

You have Successfully Subscribed!