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Cutting firewood into splits

 
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rykymus
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PostPosted: Mon May 27 13 7:59 am    Post subject: Cutting firewood into splits Reply with quote

Been away for awhile, busy with life and all. Finally got my dream smoker, a 20x20 upright backyard smoker from Klose pits.

I bought a bunch of nice seasoned Oak from my regular wood guy that is sized for fireplaces. Normally, I would split it down further with an axe, but I've recently injured my knees and I'm looking for something easier, like a band saw setup or something so that I can rip down my firewood into perfect sticks without killing my already screwed up knees.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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PostPosted: Mon May 27 13 10:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I posted on Craigslist that I would barter BBQ for someone that had a wood splitter to split my wood. One of the best trades that I have ever done!
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PostPosted: Tue May 28 13 12:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know you posted about your knees.

Could you swing a maul?

I used to split wood with wedges and found that a maul makes splitting wood a lot easier than a large hammer and wedges or an ax. Just finished splitting a tree that fell over in a neighbor's yard.

An 8-lb. maul does all the work.

Other ideas ...

Anyone have one of these things?

http://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_200338643_200338643



There's this, too. No idea how well they work.

http://www.smartlogsplitter.com/smart-splitter-product-details.html
http://www.baileysonline.com/itemdetail.asp?item=15720
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 09 13 10:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have you looked into renting a splitter for a day?
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10 13 2:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Or get something like I have. Not hard on the knees at all. Shins suffer from an occasional split though. Shocked Sad
I like the wood handle over the fiberglass. It doesn't shock your hands as much.


http://www.lowes.com/pd_147593-302-1113098300_0__?productId=3712624&Ntt=splitting+maul&pl=1&currentURL=%3FNtt%3Dsplitting%2Bmaul&facetInfo=
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 16 13 7:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

this is what i use to split my fruit wood with.they had in a clearance bin at TSC. Went in ad ask the price since no ticket was on Reg price was $299 at first they said $100 off but would sell it today for half price I ask if i could bring a lag out to see how it works they said no problem.....I got busy so didnt make it out there till later that after noon walked in and ask a different guy at the counter about it ....He said for $100 you can take it home..so i tried my log in the parking lot and it came home with me....I love it

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 17 13 8:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have Slide Hammer Log Splitter. I can split wood sitting in a chair. They sell them on Amazon for about $40. I like to make things, so I made one out of scrap metal.






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Bobco785
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 18 13 8:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

nice looking splitter yea me to i like making things but my arm and shoulder wont allow me to use a splitter like that.
but its very nice work
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 02 13 8:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

call a guy with one of these
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GyCU-fE3DSc
my guy will stop by for $100 / an hour, 8 hr minimum..... Embarassed
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