First axe had a loose head, sent it back for a replacement. The replacement was also loose, I took a steel wedge and tightened it up to remove the wobble. The axe itself works well for pieces less than a foot in diameter, any more than that and you better have a larger maul or wedge. It's very forgiving and easy to swing for hours of time. Nice axe for the money, but there may be some defects to deal with.