Fall is the perfect time to gather around a campfire in your backyard, share stories, listen to music, drink spiked cider, and keep off the chill of a crisp night. Build yourself a pile of firewood that will last well into the winter with these Trust Co. Restored Axes ($125-$225). Each single- or double-bit steel axe has been ground, sharpened, and polished in their Portland, Oregon shop, returning them to their original condition. They fix each axe head to a high-quality seasoned hickory handle that will last for years. The axes come with a custom-fitted leather sheath, and are available in a range of lengths and styles.
It's hard to argue against the benefits of cordless, electric power tools — but sometimes batteries just don't cut it for a yard tool facing a bigger task. The Makita X2 LXT Cordless Chainsaw features two 18V LXT Lithium-Ion batteries instead of just one, giving it the power of corded tools, while still running on the same battery packs as the rest of your Mikita toolkit. Thanks to battery operation, this chainsaw is quiet, produces no emissions, and requires little maintenance. It has a 12-inch guide bar length, a chain speed of 1,650 FPM, and weighs in at just over 11 pounds with the battery packs attached.