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Old 10-20-2012, 10:39 PM
zooba72 zooba72 is offline
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Manual Log Splitter?

Does anyone have any suggestions on a good manual log splitter? I want something that's durable and can handle some descent sized logs. Thanks in advance.
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Old 10-21-2012, 11:38 AM
ChuckPMi ChuckPMi is offline
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I recommend this one http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=el8OTOaO7oE
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Old 10-21-2012, 02:16 PM
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I already have something similar and my back hurts just thinking about it. Hoping to find an alternative that uses hydraulics. Thanks
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Old 10-21-2012, 03:25 PM
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I have several of them...they're called mauls and axes, lol.
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Old 10-21-2012, 03:36 PM
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The Hearth dot com forum has many, many posts on gasoline powered and electric powered splitters. You can probably find what you want just by using the search function and looking at old posts. I use an electric splitter for most of my splitting but it is slow and has only about a 3 ton capacity. For bigger pieces I use the splitter in the U-tube video and if that can't handle it I leave it out for a year to dry/rot until I can split it.
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Old 10-21-2012, 08:13 PM
DiyDave DiyDave is offline
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Here's my Favorite...

World's fastest log splitter: http://youtu.be/2bVAAx3mMKY

OSHA would NOT approve!
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Old 10-21-2012, 08:16 PM
DEPENDABLE LANDSCAPING DEPENDABLE LANDSCAPING is offline
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Look at timberwolfe website. T2.
We own a northstar 37 ton does well.
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Old 10-22-2012, 12:37 AM
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They do make some slide hammer ones but I've yet to see one that looked like it would hold up to heavy use. My kids were splitting wood at 10 years old with 3 to 6 pound hammers and wedges.
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