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Curved Maul?

Post in 'The Gear' started by teutonicking, Jun 14, 2013.

  1. teutonicking

    teutonicking Feeling the Heat

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  2. USMC80

    USMC80 Minister of Fire

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    Very strange. I also agree with the one guys comment about putting a lot of stress on the users wrist
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  3. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    The lever axe was beat to death here a while back. Here is a quick search results of one such thread.
    http://www.hearth.com/talk/threads/wood-splitting-machine.61664/#post-769992

    I don't remember if it was that thread or another, but there were several members that were shipping one of them around from member to member to personally test.

    The overall conclusion was (and paraphrasing):
    Yes, they worked. They worked fairly well for splitting what most of us would consider "easy" wood. In our hard woods (the design was from over the pond) it was not a performer. The design lent itself to splitting small(er) pieces off of easily workable wood which is very common practice in those regions. They often split firewood into our "kindling" stage.

    These are designed to chip off the edges. You are not going to power through the center of a 20" oak round.
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    Shane N Feeling the Heat

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    Just watched the video. Keep your eye on his forearms as he splits the wood. Looks like some serious abuse going on there
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    jeffesonm Feeling the Heat

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    what is he making, toothpicks??
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  7. teutonicking

    teutonicking Feeling the Heat

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    Ok, thanks for the input. I will probably just stick with my current tools.
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    I think I will just stick with the more or less same design that has been working well for humans for a couple hundred years.
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    TreePointer Minister of Fire

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    If you're itching to get a new splitting tool, try the Fiskars X27.
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  10. HDRock

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    Lever axe, Hmmm
    I'll stick with the lever on the hydraulic splitter :)
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    It's a pretty sweet $250.00 kindling axe
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    HDRock Minister of Fire

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    Wow is that what that thing costs ;?
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    The inventer sent a number of these Lever Axes to posters on the Arborist Web Site a couple of years ago. I had one as a demo for about 3mo. In straight grained Ash and Hard Maple it is a joy to use. It is a splitting axe not a felling axe. It is a very safe design and does not twist wrists or have any other problems. The light weight allows the user to swing it fast, thus increasing velosity. There were several Utube postings showing its use. I found it much faster and more productive than most any conventional splitting maul for splitting straight grained, short rounds 16in or less. The $250 price stopped me from having to have one. Quality and durability was first class.
    Tom
  14. HDRock

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    The $250 price is, just plane ridicules

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