My dads hands have gotten arthritis and he can not handle a axe well anymore. This fall when we butchered a few roo's he came up with the idea of hanging the birds by poth legs from the tractor bucket (we dont have cones)and then he used a long handled pruning loper (anvil style) to do the deed. Fast, accurate and no misses. A very clean shear. Just something to use or not as you see fit.