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    Elite Member Obed's Avatar
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    Default My Wife Picked Out This Sorry Log Splitter

    We tried out this log splitter yesterday. It was much too slow. It was a terrible choice. And the durability is questionable. I doubt it would split more than a few cords of wood without completely dying. I'm trying to convince my wife to let us get a good one. You can see pictures of the splitter here.
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    Default Re: My Wife Picked Out This Sorry Log Splitter

    Looks like the splitter is fine. The engine driving it will probably wear out way before the actual splitter does.

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    Default Re: My Wife Picked Out This Sorry Log Splitter

    Oh - that splitter needs no gas, oil and only a wink and a smile to start....I think your wife is on to something...LOL
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    Default Re: My Wife Picked Out This Sorry Log Splitter

    Just can't have nice things, or hire good help!!!!!

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    Default Re: My Wife Picked Out This Sorry Log Splitter

    Been spending too much time in the house have you??
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    Default Re: My Wife Picked Out This Sorry Log Splitter

    when its cold out side and your sitting by the fire and think how you earned the right to enjoy it tell your wife to get her own blanket jus kidding but you do need a splitter.

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    Default Re: My Wife Picked Out This Sorry Log Splitter

    Here's a link to my favourite splitter:

    Fiskars X27

    I progressed through the manufacturer's, "splitting axe", "X25" to the "X27". It seemed like a low-tech version of the scam computer companies use to release updated devices after everyone has the previous model.

    But seriously, these axes are far more effective than mauls and regular axes (at least for the 20" and under pine, fir and birch I cut).

    I use my electric splitter for knotty, gnarly, etc, logs; but the Fiskars axes do the vast majority of the splitting. Perhaps your wife is more knowledgeable than you realise. I advise lobbying for an X27.

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    Super Member JB4310's Avatar
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    Default Re: My Wife Picked Out This Sorry Log Splitter

    You look young enough, it will make you stronger, just don't hit yourself in the foot

    Typically you would put those rounds on a short stout round for a solid base, as is you are loosing much of your energy into the soft ground.

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    Default Re: My Wife Picked Out This Sorry Log Splitter

    Hmmmm...just looked at your profile Obed and realise you may have a subconscious resistance to Fiskars. Don't worry, it won't contaminate the green.

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    Default Re: My Wife Picked Out This Sorry Log Splitter

    Just be careful she might want to trade for a newer Model.
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