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Broke my maul!

Post in 'The Gear' started by Joful, Oct 19, 2013.

  1. Joful

    Joful Minister of Fire

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    "such little reward"? That one crotch had a quarter of a cord of wood in it! I will be going back to my old method of noodling out the crotch with the chainsaw, after this, though.

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  2. Thistle

    Thistle Minister of Fire

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    Guaranteed you wont break this one.... ;)

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    clemsonfor Minister of Fire

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    Those monster mauls are terriblr
  4. Thistle

    Thistle Minister of Fire

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    You wont get them stuck either,unlike other mauls.
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    clemsonfor Minister of Fire

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    The vibration is horrible and there super heavy
  6. Thistle

    Thistle Minister of Fire

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    You ever used one? Sure it weighs more but will go through stuff that other mauls just cant.I'd rather swing it 2-3 times & be done with it than keep swinging a lighter maul 10 times or more & not going anywhere.
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    I can't even hoist one for a swing anymore. Like lifting a Volkswagen. <>
  8. Thistle

    Thistle Minister of Fire

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    Only need mine 4-5 times a year now thankfully,but still glad to have it.Mainly you just drop it,gravity does the rest ;lol
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    clemsonfor Minister of Fire

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    Used one in collegse and maybe somewhere else?? We use to sell firewood in the forestry club. Sometimes we sold one year dry wood others it was greener??
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    clemsonfor Minister of Fire

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    Back in early 00s I think we got $100 a truck bed delivered. And we used the guys with the biggest trucks to make sure they got their monies worth. Usually an 8 ft bed leveled off and stacked.
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    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    I don't mind crotches . . . with the hydraulic splitter . . . just if it's tough I tend to nibble away at it by slabbing off some splits from it vs. trying to run it right down the middle.
  12. Joful

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    Actually, Thistle... I've seen a good number of those monster maul's with broken and repaired handles. The one I borrowed from a buddy had a new handle welded on, where the original had broken off. In any case, these were my observations:

    1. There were a few gnarly or large pieces, which would take several swings with my smaller mauls, which the Monster would go thru with one swing.
    2. For 99.5% of what I split, it was total overkill, and much harder on my body than using a regular maul.
    3. That stupid %^&*(^& round handle just pissed me off! I'm used to a handle with an oval cross section, and find that the maul just lands plumb, with the proper handle on it. With that godforsaken round handle, I had to always be looking at how I was holding it, to ensure the head would come down with the pointy end first.
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  13. Thistle

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    Mine wouldnt've broken if some ignorant poophead hadn't backed over it years ago,:mad: Just one more reason I don't loan out anything to others anymore.Not even family.If I have the free time I take the tools over,do the work & bring them home.
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    LoL, same here. And one of my brothers is the worst offender.
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    Joful Minister of Fire

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    I'll loan out just about anything to a good friend or family. I can usually buy new tools, but not new friends and family. My FIL borrows a lot of tools from me, and stuff doesn't always come back quite right, but he's always the first to offer me help when I need it.
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