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Old 05-05-2014, 09:05 AM   #41
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Originally Posted by F4mandolin View Post
I wouldn't mind trying one of these, but the cost is a bit high. And it sure sounds like he has really really dry wood which always makes splitting easier.

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I agre on the price, and also that the video looks like he is splitting easy wood, maybe frozen? it looks TOO easy.

I use a maul and save the tough or knotty stuff for an annual one day splitter rental.

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Old 05-05-2014, 09:30 AM   #42
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Originally Posted by calmloki View Post
That splitter looks horrible. Watching the twisted off center angle of the head as the tool is brought down just makes my wrists hurt.

Oak splits really nicely when green, unlike pine or fir. After oak is dry it's a bugger.
I agree; oak splits easiest right after you cut the tree. I have tried to split some old dry oak with much difficulty.

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