There's nothing as frustrating as buying yourself a new tool and having that tool crap out on you after only a few uses. This is a common problem for people buying hatchets or axes for regular use in the woods.
With cheaper versions, handles can slip off, the blades won't bite as easily and may even glance off the target, and the edges can chip away unexpectedly.
Not only is all of this frustrating for the individual who just purchased the hatchet, it's also an enormous safety concern! For that reason, selecting the highest quality hatchet you can reasonably afford is always the best advice you will receive.
Learn how to distinguish quality hatchets from one another with the video on the next page.