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Physics: Calculating the impact of different size axes/mauls used for splitting.

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by tradergordo, Jun 5, 2006.

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What type of splitting axe (maul) do you use?

  1. 4 lb

    34.6%
  2. 6 lb

    46.2%
  3. 8 lb

    3.8%
  4. 10 lb

    3.8%
  5. 12 lb

    3.8%
  6. >12 lb

    7.7%
  7. OTHER

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
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  1. Eric Johnson

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    That's a good trick and it works well for me.

    You should try an 8-pound mall, tradergordo. I think you'll never go back to a six-pounder once you do.

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  5. tradergordo

    tradergordo Minister of Fire

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    Yea, this was pretty much the conclusion of what I quoted in the first post on page 2 of this thread, although I still don't really get the significance of KE as it applies to this situation, or why in that quoted article they even mention it if it has no bearing? I usually find with physics I need to test things in the real world myself instead of relying on some formula that I could be mis-applying :)


  6. elkimmeg

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    Do you take it back inside for the draw or do you bring it back slightly ouside for the fade.
    Personally on links courses I prefere the draw and let it roll. Big Bertha Ti 454

    Excuse me wrong application. I got confused with all this talk of swings. and swing weights

    I place the log on the rack and watch in amazement no noise as my 16 ton electric splitter does the job.
    I still split a lot by hand and use which ever maul I pick up first 6 or 8 lbs makes no difference as long as it finds the short grass
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    njtomatoguy Feeling the Heat

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    So far, my buddy has a gas splitter he said I am welcome to use, but I like splitting by hand-- I had my parents down for dinner, and Dad wanted to take a couple swings, both with my new 8 pound maul, and with the 4 # axe from his grandfathers house that he used as a kid- I did replace the handle.. He said it brings back a lot of memories, and something about 4 generations using a tool--
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