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Old 05-16-2010, 08:34 PM
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Wood Splitter Advice Needed

I’d like to get some advice on a wood splitter – my family is looking to purchase one but it’s tough to find any reviews online. Last year we split about 10-15 cords and our #1 priority is durability.

The last splitter we rented was the Split-Fire 4290 which had 2-directional splitting and a four-way head – both features we loved. It’s more money than we’re looking to spend (our budget is $2500-3000) so we’ve been considering the smaller Split-Fire 3255 (http://www.split-fire.com/splitter_sc_3255.html).

I just requested pricing from Timberwolf which, it sounds like, is a very well respected machine but lacks the 2-direction splitting. Is the 2-way trade-off worth the build quality increase?

Are there any other machines in the $2500-3000 price range we should be considering and does anyone have any other suggestions?

Thanks a ton in advance-
Matt
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Old 05-16-2010, 10:04 PM
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Timber wolf is a great splitter. Their quality is second to none that I know of. They are a little pricey but well worth the extra money. The TW-2 (i think is the model) should be with in your price range. The additioal options you might be able to get with that (i dont know about other brands) auto cycle, 4 way wedge, and i think they have fast cycle. The auto cycle is cool cause you can set both levers and deal with the wood, the machine splits all the way down and returns automatically. Ready for you to start over. Just watch your hands. But thats with any splitter.
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Old 05-17-2010, 11:16 AM
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Thanks for the information - just ordered the TW-2.

The auto-cycle and hydraulic log lifts aren't available until you get the TW-2HD which was a pretty hefty price jump ($3k to $4k base - plus $700 for hydraulic lift). I ordered the 4-way wedge and table grate and plan to just make a small "table" to hold a queue of logs since that's all we used the lift as anyway.

Thanks again!

Matt
...2-3 weeks until I'm the proud owner of a Timberwolf!
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Old 05-18-2010, 08:28 PM
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Congrats. I dont think you will be disappointed.
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