Manual Log Splitter?

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by zooba72, Oct 20, 2012.

  1. zooba72

    zooba72 LawnSite Member
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    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.
     
  2. ChuckPMi

    ChuckPMi LawnSite Member
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  3. zooba72

    zooba72 LawnSite Member
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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
     
  4. Darryl G

    Darryl G LawnSite Fanatic
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    I have several of them...they're called mauls and axes, lol.
     
  5. ChuckPMi

    ChuckPMi LawnSite Member
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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.
     
  6. DiyDave

    DiyDave LawnSite Bronze Member
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  7. DEPENDABLE LANDSCAPING

    DEPENDABLE LANDSCAPING LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Look at timberwolfe website. T2.
    We own a northstar 37 ton does well.
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  8. Darryl G

    Darryl G LawnSite Fanatic
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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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