Different opening hours in our factory store during May – June 2017.
May 1 CLOSED
May 24 9 am – 1 pm
May 25 CLOSED
May 26 10 am – 2 pm
June 5 CLOSED
June 6 CLOSED
June 22 10 am – 2 pm
June 23 CLOSED
Other days we are open as usual, Monday – Friday 9 am – 4 pm and Saturday open with start week 26, 10 am – 2 pm.
Opening hours in our factory store and the production during Easter 2017.
Monday 10/4 – Wednesday 12/4 9 am – 4 pm
Thursday 13/4 9 am – 1 pm
Friday 14/4 CLOSED
Saturday 15/4 CLOSED
Sunday 16/4 CLOSED
Monday 17/4 CLOSED
Gränsfors Bruk has manufactured hand forged axes since 1902. During all these years, we have continuously developed alongside our competitors. Today there are not that many axe forges left of the traditional kind. Since 2016 Wetterlings Axes belongs to the same company group as Gränsfors Bruk.
Since Wetterlings over the past ten years has faced decreased sales and insufficient profitability, a decision has been made to no longer manufacture axes under the Wetterlings brand. Instead Wetterlings forge will become an additional production site for Gränsfors Bruk.
The two forges have many similarities in the way we forge, grind and fit the axe with a handle. Our choices in material are also equivalent. Right now, the process of transferring Gränsfors Bruk’s way of working to Wetterlings is ongoing. By this act we preserve and develop Wetterlings Axe Forge and we retain the employees’ experience and know-how.
We see great opportunities in this and believe we will be stronger when we cooperate. We will have greater potential and resources to develop our business even further. We will also have the privilege to preserve an important part of Sweden’s craft history by cherishing these cultural sites that our forges are.
Wetterlings Axe Forge and Gränsfors Bruk will hence continue to develop each other. Only now as part of the same team and not as competitors.
Gränsfors, 10 March 2017
Thomas Ericsson Lii Johnson
CEO Gränsfors Bruk Site Manager Wetterlings Axe Forge
Here is some information regarding product changes on Gränsfors Axes.
During February 2016, You were informed that we excluded the steel wedge on some of our axes. The main reason was that we due to testing and experience could not see the purpose of it.
Our tools for attaching the handle to the axe is nowadays reliable enough. Since we strive for a minimal use of material, if the quality and functionality is not at stake, we therefore excluded the steel wedge.
Another year of experience has passed and we have had no indication that the functionality and quality have suffered from the change.
Therefore, we will now abandon the steel wedge on all our axes. The steel wedge will therefore be removed on all Gränsfors Axes, with the exception of Splitting Axes in a first stage.
We will still provide the wooden wedge with the metal wedge as a complement. Using the steel wedge when re-handling the axe is motivated as an extra security.
There will be a mixture of axes with and without steel wedge during the transition.
Gränsfors Bruk söker fler medarbetare till yxtillverkningen. Är det något för dig? Du bör gilla att arbeta med kroppen och ha en naturlig känsla för hantverk. Det är också ett plus om du är van vid att hantera industriella maskiner. Arbetet är stundtals tungt men lättas upp av den goda stämningen här på bruket. Vi investerar nämligen i våra fantastiska medarbetare – för att ni ska hålla minst lika länge som våra yxor.
Gränsfors bruk har tillverkat handsmidda yxor i mer än 100 år och verksamheten genomsyras av bred yxkunskap, känsla för kvalitet och ett stort miljöansvar.
Rekryteringen sker via Min Byrå. Sista ansökningsdag: 15 januari. Läs mer om tjänsten här!
Opening hours in our factory shop and the production during the Christmas & New Year 2016.
Monday, December 19 – Wednesday, December 21 09.00-16.00
Thursday, December 22 09.00-13.00
Friday, December 23 – Tuesday, December 27 CLOSED
Wednesday, December 28 – Thursday, December 29 10:00-14:00
Friday, December 30 – Monday, January 2 CLOSED
Tuesday, January 3 – Thursday, January 5 10:00-14:00
Friday, January 6 – Sunday, January 8 CLOSED
Exceptional opening hours in our factory shop from May 11th to 17th.
Monday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Thursday 9:00 a.m to 1:00 p.m.
We have now made design changes on some products. The steel wedge on the top of the handle will be removed. The steel wedge works as an extra support for the wooden wedge that is used to fix the axe head to the handle. The reliability in process when attaching the handles has been improved, which means that the steel wedge is not necessary. Based on trials and experience we have now decided to remove the steel wedge on the products listed below.
Since we continuously strive for not using more materials and components than necessary, without compromising on functionality, we have therefore decided to stop using steel wedge on:
413 Hand Hatchet
415 Wildlife Hatchet
473-R, RH, RV Small Carving Hatchet (all variants)
474-R, RH, RV Large Carving Hatchet (all variants)
475, -R, -RH, -RV Large Carving Axe (all variants)
Naturally there will be a mixture of axes with and without steel wedge during the transition.
Now is the course program for 2016 published on the website under the tab courses. There you will find this year’s range of courses, prices and dates.
If you wish to sign up for any of the courses you can do so through our registration form on the website. For questions regarding our courses please call us on +46 (0) 652-244 54 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Warmly welcome to participate in our log-building- and forging courses this year!
In this autumn, September 12th, we organize a forging day at Gränsfors Bruk. The axe forge is open for viewing how to forge, grind and a fitting the axe with an handle. Take the opportunity to see our staff demonstrate their skills. Craftsman Jögge Sundqvist show you how to use the axe when you do woodwork together with musical rhythms. Take the opportunity to try axe throwing with instructors from the local axe throwing society. Coffee and food will be cooked over an open fire. For those who want to see the axes be used in carpentry our course leader show you this on our carpentry location. A more detailed program with hold times will be published at the end of August.