About Tuatahi Racing Axes and Saws
If you have wondered about our name Tuatahi, pronounced Two-Ah-Tah-Hee, it is a Maori name (Maori are the indigenous people of New Zealand). We approached our local Maori elders many years ago and they thought this name would be most appropriate, meaning “Number One” or “The Best”.
At Tuatahi we currently have a staff of seven and would like to introduce you to one of our key staff members Grant Fawcett. Grant has extensive knowledge on saws/axes. If you have any queries regarding what products will suit various wood types please do not hesitate in contacting us.
Grant Fawcett – Saw Filer/Axe Forger
I have been competing in woodchopping and sawing events since 1987. I have competed extensively in NZ, Australia and USA and travelled to Europe to train and see first hand the wood used and competitors. I have been manufacturing Racing Saws at Tuatahi since 1991. When I first started, M Tooth Racing Saws were Number One, now Peg & Raker Racing Saws are taking over in most woods.
I take great pride in my work and that shows in the results my saws have achieved. Tuatahi Saws have won more World Championship events world wide than any other brand. I try to file saws for the individual customer, I don’t just make one type of saw that everyone has to use. Every person saws differently and saws should be customized to suit.
It’s a real thrill when competitors ring me and advise they have won World Titles and set World Records, but it is equally as satisfying when a novice competitor sets their fastest time with a new Tuatahi Racing Saw!