Who need a wood splitter.

Discussion in 'Axes, Mauls, and Hand Saws' started by jewilson, Sep 9, 2021.

  1. JB Sawman

    JB Sawman

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    When I was 12 I split 30 cord with a stotz monster maul to sell the money went to a likity splitter for the next years splitting and selling, I still have that maul it is used to hold the office door open I have not been without a hyd splitter since that first year that was 48 years ago !! I am glad you enjoy splitting by hand, any way you do firewood is enjoyable JB
     
  2. jackseamon56

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    I only split wood using a maul or wedges with a sledge until last year. Both elbows and my right shoulder fired up during that winter season and that was my cue to buy mine. I still split the big rounds for my health and safety handling them, and I will if there's less than an hour's work by machine, but I really like my Rapidfire. At 65 and gaining, I had to make the jump. I always enjoyed splitting by maul and wedges. Wishing you good luck for many years of present and future wood hoarding.

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  3. MikeInMa

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    65yr old, hand splitter here. 3-4 cord a year, at my convenience.

    Mostly with the x27. Wedge n sledge as needed.
     
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  4. LordOfTheFlies

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    That's what I do! It's amazing how well the wedge and sledge works. And as a PSA I'd say wear hearing protection when using the wedge and sledge. That metal on metal may not seem like much but it's harsh on the ears!
     
  5. MikeInMa

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    I also wear cheap soccer pads to help prevent shin bruises. Had too many of them, over the years.

    Kinda like these
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  6. LordOfTheFlies

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    THAT'S WHAT I DO TOO! I learned that lesson real quick.

    I wear the soft version though. These.



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  7. jewilson

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    I split about a half a chord today. I ain’t John Henry. I start the wedge and take little taps then raise the sledge maybe 2 foot and let
    The hammer fall. That way I’m letting the 8 pounder do the work. I don’t take king sized swings because it takes time to change handles. I choke up on the handle and go slow and steady. As far as hearing loss I lost mine years ago. I was a paramedic for 18 years and I think it was a combination of sirens guns race car engines and loud rock and roll. The shin guards are a good idea because I have gotten shrapnel in my shins when a wedge piece broke off. Thanks to you all for sharing your knowledge and wisdom. Love this site.


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  8. Sirchopsalot

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    Same. Addicted to hoarding wood, and being here.
    Sca
     
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  9. Warner

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    I do! Axes and maul/wedge are fun when camping that’s about it for me.
     
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    Preventative maintenance regrading the shrapnel from the wedge - if you start to see the edges of the wedge round over where you strike get a cutting wheel or a grinding disc using an angle grinder and take those down flush. I wear a uvex face shield and ear muffs while performing this task on the vise.

    And I'd still wear hearing protection - no sense in making the hearing loss worse than it already is.
     
  11. jewilson

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    Come again


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