I joined up to ask a question: I currently have what believe to be grass machete from Amazon, technically it's my brother's but he moved to Scotland. The other day I was in the local woodland with it and attempted to cut into a tree that had fallen across the footpath, after what seemed like an hour with rests I managed to make it about 2 inches into the substantial trunk. I wasn't aware before doing some research that there were grass machetes and chopping machetes, hence my assumption that I have the wrong sort. So would it be better to buy a chopping machete (what with the hysteria over knife crime ATM) or buy a chopping axe? Which might seem less threatening to dog walkers and such as I'm just trying to do something good for the community in clearing the footpath. I think a normal person might just call the local council but it's not the first time this has happened and using my small silky saw I've previously managed to clear a small tree off the path by sawing out wedges until I could just saw through it, which was much more satisfying! Just so you have some idea of my background, I've been collecting firewood for a log burner in our house using chainsaws, a hydraulic log splitter, a splitting maul and a small splitting axe for kindling for probably over 20 years. However this doesn't mean I know anything about bushcraft items for chopping or crafting wood, so do you have any guidance on where to obtain reliable reasonably priced chopping gear for say 60-100 squids?