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Another Splitter bargain

Post in 'The Gear' started by jotul8e2, Sep 17, 2012.

  1. jotul8e2

    jotul8e2 Feeling the Heat

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    I was over at the Grizzly retail outlet today and found they have an in-store special on these: http://www.grizzly.com/products/22-Ton-Hydraulic-Log-Splitter/G0639

    $795. In store only.

    The problem is, I went in to their "scratch and dent" room to look for a jointer, and there is a good buy on an 8" with 72" bed. Perhaps if I tell my wife they were throwing in a free jointer for every splitter bought at regular price....
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  2. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    Doesn't look like it will go vertical. No way I'd buy one that will not do vertical, no matter the sale price.
  3. Nixon

    Nixon Minister of Fire

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    Personally , I think that I would pass . There's nothing about that machine that says it would last more than 4-5 years at best .
    It's most likely a Chinese splitter with little or no back up when it fails . Even if it went vertical , it'd come with a cheap knock off milk crate to sit on !
  4. jotul8e2

    jotul8e2 Feeling the Heat

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    Yes, it does vertical and horizontal. I remember looking at these several years ago when they first started carrying them. Given that it carries the Grizzly brand name it is almost certainly Chinese w/B&S engine. It appears identical to one Northern Tool had under their house brand at the time. It also appears to be the same as the Steele SP-LS22; in which case Sears has parts. I do know a guy who has had one for four years and he says it has been great. With even used Troy-builts being snapped up around here at $800 I must say I am strongly tempted.

    Frankly, my bigger problem is the same as always - do I want another gas motor sitting around 11 1/2 months a year just to split 2 1/2 to three cords of firewood? I doubt that I spend more than 15 hours a year splitting by hand now.
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    pen There are some who call me...mod. Staff Member

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    I like your original plan for feeding this scheme to the lady, but I agree about the lack of use issue and it being worth it.

    I'm shopping for one, but I'm looking for the perfect used one at a killer price. Might take me 1 month, or 7 years to find it, but I'm not buying unless it's spot on and under priced.

    I split one heck of a lot more than 15 hours a year, and will not give up the majority of that as I need the exercise, however, I see some good wood that would otherwise be a PIA being thrown over the bank by some good buddies of mine that having a splitter would be perfect for.

    pen

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