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Wood splitter

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Oregonhunter5, Aug 29, 2015.

  1. Oregonhunter5

    Oregonhunter5 2C IDAHO Well-Known Member

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    Just bought my first splitter. Nice to use on the big rounds that are still green.
    37 ton machine.
    Rugged made Brand
     
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  2. The Heretic

    The Heretic Oregon Well-Known Member

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    My splitters:

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  3. Oregonhunter5

    Oregonhunter5 2C IDAHO Well-Known Member

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    Well since the doc got me on testosterone injections, I get a whole lot ,ore work done these days. But when the days over and the wood is ready to split, I'm the smartest guy in the country side.
     
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  4. soberups

    soberups Newberg Well-Known Member

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    For a long time my splitting needs were met by a maul, a sledgehammer, a wedge, and a teenage son who badly wanted permission to use the family car.

    Now that the teenage son is gone, I may need to upgrade......
     
  5. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Man who splits his own wood gets heated twice.
     
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  6. Dyjital

    Dyjital Albany, Ore Flavorite Member Bronze Supporter

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    You can split 5 cords a day until it wears off.. :)
    Superman is a close description.

    @jbett98
    It's more than twice:
    Cut
    Split
    Stack
    Load in vehicle
    Unload
    Stack again
    Move to fire
    Burn.
     
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  7. Oregonhunter5

    Oregonhunter5 2C IDAHO Well-Known Member

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    Trust me it's nice.
    Get the machine I bought.
     
  8. The Heretic

    The Heretic Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I am old and decrepit, but I've found that for me, a splitting maul is about as fast and about the same amount of work as a hydraulic splitter.

    Now if I had one of these:
     
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  9. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    Knee grow that's what I'm talkin about.
    This may work OK:D


    oregonhunter,not saying you made a bad purchase,just dreaming here
     
  10. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Need a gunpowder log spliter and then you can do 12' chunks at once and make big booms at the same time.
     
  11. Caveman Jim

    Caveman Jim West of Oly Springer Slayer 2016 Volunteer

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    In this weather it could mean heat stroke... just sayin...
     
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  12. The Heretic

    The Heretic Oregon Well-Known Member

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    That's why I wait until the weather cools before working on firewood.

    Today would be a decent day.
     
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  13. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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  14. The Heretic

    The Heretic Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, that vid has made the rounds on various wood splitter threads, that and a few others. I personally like that one best because you could set it up to be the right height and it doesn't require hydraulic power, so it would be good for SHTF.

    I think it wouldn't be good for full sized hardwood rounds though - I think you would still need to first split a 2 foot diameter oak round with a maul and/or wedge first.

    Fortunately I mostly have maple for my hardwoods, and they seem to split very easily once left to dry for a year or so.

    I remember as a kid we had an oak round left over from the Columbus Day storm that we never could split. It was as hard as concrete and just as heavy. We used it for a chopping block.
     
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  15. Provincial

    Provincial Near Salem, OR Well-Known Member

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    I have a Speeco 35-ton log splitter and am amazed at how powerful it is. I split fir, maple, and oak with it. If it run into a knot or burl that won't split apart, it just shears through the area in a straight line! A large area like this in oak really slows it down, but won't stop it. :p:D:D:D
     
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    Provincial Near Salem, OR Well-Known Member

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    Notice that none of the wood he is splitting has a knot in it! Also notice that it is straight grain and looks like something that would fall apart if hit by a hand-operated maul, while his machine doesn't fully split a lot of it.

    I'd love to see his machine try to split most Oregon White Oak!!!!!
     
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  17. The Heretic

    The Heretic Oregon Well-Known Member

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    It would work on the majority of what I split, which is half fir/spruce and half seasoned maple with a fairly straight grain.

    The ones with knots in them I would split with a maul.
     
  18. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    You don't see him breaking a sweat. Grandma could use it.
     
  19. soberups

    soberups Newberg Well-Known Member

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    Here is a back-saving tip for those who do split firewood. Get an old tire with an inside diameter that is smaller than your chopping block, drill a few holes in the sidewall to let water drain out, and screw it into the top of your block. The tire will hold your rounds upright and keep you from having to bend over and pick the split wood up off of the ground. It will also protect the handle of your maul.

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