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Posted By wetwood,
Jan 1, 2010 at 8:02 PM
Good luck, dude. Have it your way. I'm putting you on ignore.
In the video it looks pretty slick, I just might order one, been bringing home 6 ft lengths of wood for many years and this would have been easier for me to chunk them up.
I'm curious what the weight limits are for this thing. Suppose I cut a 16 -18 inch oak, 25 feet long. By the time I buck it down into logs that I can acutally move (barely) I may as well just keep bucking it on the ground. For smaller logs, maybe six inches diameter, looks like it would be a great tool.
I think it is rated at 300 lbs.
Yes, 300 is what the manual says. BTW, it won't take your 16 inchers, the manual says 8" max. Largest I did was 9". It looks to me like it can handle 10-11" no problem. Put the smallest end of the log in the jaws.
That smart holder would work well for most of the wood I get, which are 8 footers. Right now I lift anything up to around 6" and set it in my sawbuck. Bigger than that, I roll out onto skids to buck.
I used mine for the first time last week for some 4 to 6 inch branches a neighbor wanted cut up. I never intended to use it for "logs". But boy is it nice for 4 to 8 inch branches 12 to 16 feet or so long. Just like the video. Load it in then just cut while standing. My back which has had two separate disk operations loved it. No kneeling to cut, reposition the branch and or me, cut, reposition the branch and or me, cut, reposition the branch and or me, etc., etc. Loved it for it's intended purpose.
That's two votes that it's fun to use the first time.
Anybody use it for three years and still using it?
You hate it that much?
I justed used it for 2.5 hours (after a 7 hour workday). I don't feel tired and my back feels great. I am even more sold on it than before. It definitely makes it more fun when you're not holding your body in uncomfortable positions while fighting the wood. My saw's chain loves it - I didn't have to adjust it through the whole session. It's easier to cut the log square when it is presented comfortably horizontal to you, so splitting will go faster.
There is no way I will go back to cutting logs on the ground, unless they're too big to fit in this thing.
No I don't hate it. I'm just pointing out that once the newness wears off, people understand how much extra time and effort they really are and leave them in their garages.
My buddy offered me his for nothing. No thanks.
Much of the wood I cut is larger that 8 inches. Has anyone actually tried to use it for anything larger than that ?
I would think about 8" is max. The opening is only 9" from the top of the bottom row of teeth. I really think it is more for an easy way to hold branches for clean up after a storm or dropping a tree. I've used mine a number of times and it works great for that kind of thing. Most of the stuff I use it for is 4 to 6 inches. I'm in a development so there is a lot of that sort of thing.