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Paver and block splitter by Blockshear

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by Total Landscape Solutions, Sep 18, 2012.

  1. Total Landscape Solutions

    Total Landscape Solutions LawnSite Member
    Messages: 190

    Been thinking about picking up a block splitter, tired of wasting to much time splitting by hand.
    Anyone have a Block Shear splitter? Which one?
    From what i have researched here and other places they are built like tanks and work really well.
  2. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,602

    Does it cost more than $500?

    If so, you can buy a 3pt log splitter from tractor supply for $900.
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  3. WorldsStrongestLandscaper

    WorldsStrongestLandscaper LawnSite Member
    Messages: 243

    Log splitter??? Elaborate. Thought u needed two cutting edges to make a clean cut? Thx
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  4. Red Shed Landscaping

    Red Shed Landscaping LawnSite Member
    Messages: 183

    We finally bought a block spliter this spring and really saves time and have better splits than by hand. I had always thought oh it just as easy to do it by hand and so much cheaper but it also saves on block when it doesn't break in the wrong spot sometimes with caps or get large bubbles. We got the Kracker from our block supplier. It was about $900 and is so durable. It does weigh quite a bit, maybe 200lbs.
  5. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,602

    I was putting it into prospective.........

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  6. TomG

    TomG LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 674

    Wow I just looked those up, they are expensive! We have 3 Krackers. We really like them.

    Here is a video of me using one of ours a while back. Splitting a 6" step block. Kind of shows you how it works.
  7. alldayrj

    alldayrj LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,793

    lol that is violent! watch out for that 50lb block of concrete coming at ya
  8. xtreem3d

    xtreem3d LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 801

  9. Total Landscape Solutions

    Total Landscape Solutions LawnSite Member
    Messages: 190

    Thought about getting the Block Shear because it is much more robust than the Kracker or others i've seen. Plus they have a model that is 40,000 psi and will do block, pavers, and stone.
  10. sven1277

    sven1277 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 681

    i have the pavetech splitter. The unit that does pavers and wall block. Its a lot quicker than the kracker and fewer moving parts. Its probably more expensive too. It was about $1300 when I bought it several years ago. Very handy.

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