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Opening hours during Easter

April 13, 2017

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

 

Welcome!

Information about cooperation between Wetterlings & Gränsfors Bruk

March 10, 2017

Dear Customer,

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

Product changes

March 6, 2017

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

December 19, 2016

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 during Christmas & New Year

December 19, 2016

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

 

Welcome!

Opening hours factory store Mars 21th to 28th

March 16, 2016

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.
Friday                 CLOSED
Saturday            CLOSED
Sunday               CLOSED
Monday              CLOSED

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Product Change

February 19, 2016

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.

Courses in Gränsfors 2016

January 1, 2016

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 courses@gransfors.com.

 

Warmly welcome to participate in our log-building- and forging courses this year!

 

Göra varm

Gränsfors Bruk presents Forging Day

August 24, 2015

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.

 

Welcome!

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Guided tours at Gränsfors Bruk

May 8, 2015

During the summer, from June to August is held guided tours of the production on
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 10:00 am to 12:30 pm with a gathering in the factory shop, no advance booking required.

Other times of the year, it is good to book guided tours of the production, for booking call us at +46 (0) 652 – 244 54 or +46 (0) 73-059 88 99.

A guided tour takes about 30 minutes and costs nothing.

 

Welcome!