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    Default Screw Type Log Splitter

    I'm thinking about buying a 3 point screw type wood splitter at an upcoming auction. Has anyone used this type of splitter. What are your thoughts and how good do they work. I'm concerned as it seems that these type of splitters are no longer made. Why? Thanks for your help.
    Billy Boy

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    Default Re: Screw Type Log Splitter

    i've never used one, but all i know about them, is that they work. and they've killed alot of ppl... personally, i wouldn't buy it

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    Default Re: Screw Type Log Splitter

    Yep, there are about as handy as a screen door in a submarine. I never want to be closer than 500 ft when anyone is using one of those. Pieces fly like crazy.

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    Default Re: Screw Type Log Splitter

    They do work and work well. They are like carrying a loaded gun... fine as long as you know what you are doing with it and respect it. People many times buy tools that are perfectly safe to use and get killed with them because they don't understand and respect the inherent dangers of using such a tool.

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    Default Re: Screw Type Log Splitter

    I have used them......work good and fast. They are dangerous though. The one we used worked to fast for me. It was a good day when we replaced it with the hydarulic ram type splitter.

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    Default Re: Screw Type Log Splitter

    My brother in law has a pto screw splitter that he has taken very good care of. Incidentally, he makes a living at a Dana axle plant and he's very good at what he does. But he still didn't notice that the bar you brace the log against was rusted from the inside at a weld. No brace, and he had 50+ pto hp whipping a log around in a circle. Now he escaped with only a severely bruised arm and was thrown a good distance. Very very lucky.

    I'm pretty sure he's going to fab himself a hydraulic ram system for his tractor by next year.

    There is no margin for error with the screw-type splitter. The thing made me nervous from the first time I saw it.

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    Default Re: Screw Type Log Splitter

    I have an old "stickler" screw type log splitter. To use it you jack up, block up, and remove the left rear tire from your pickup truck and bolt the splitter on in place. You aslo have to block the remaining wheels so the truck will not roll away when you operate the splitter.

    It works great on 4 foot or longer wood. If any one is intrested in owning one of these I will be glad to give it to anyone who wants to pay for the shipping.

    The theory of operation was fine but there are just too many chances to do yourself serious harm. I used it quite a bit for a while on my pickup and a few months later had to replace the spider gears in the rear end. Can't say for sure if the problem was caused by the splitter use.

    Randy

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    Default Re: Screw Type Log Splitter

    I saw a kubota screw type spliter demonstrated at a county fair 20 years ago and it was the most impressive wood spliter
    I have ever seen. it was fast and would split anything.
    I always wondered why they never became more popular

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    Default Re: Screw Type Log Splitter

    A co-worker and good friend lost his dad to one a few years back. The man was a career shipyard welder/part-time farmer/operated circle sawmill (read no stranger to machinery).

    I believe you can get away with using one if you stay alert but putting in time performing mundane tasks does cause the mind to wander...

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    Default Re: Screw Type Log Splitter

    They claim it's safe on their web site, so it must be safe!

    http://www.thestickler.com/

    I've never heard of this type of splitter before seeing this thread. From what I see on the web site above, I wouldn't go near one of these things. This thing is goofy and looks very dangerous!

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