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Pulled the trigger on new Rapidfire pro xl and need to know...

Post in 'The Gear' started by lammi66, Jul 19, 2013.

  1. lammi66

    lammi66 Member

    Feb 24, 2008
    SW MI

    Just picked it up today, assembled it, put in some Amsoil and ethanol free gas in it and split a few rounds. Very fast and seems to be well built....Time will tell! Wanted to split some more but 94 degrees and dew point at 74=too hot for me!!

    Has anyone wellded a longer wedge, or a 4 way wedge onto their unit?? If so what type of hardened steel? I have a buddy with some old conty road commission plow blades and thinking of the bottom of one of those? Any thoughts/recommendations would be appreciated.


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  2. ewdudley

    ewdudley Minister of Fire

    Nov 17, 2009
    Cayuga County NY
    Mine splits most anything with the factory blade, but often there would be stringers at the top of the split and I had to man handle the halves apart or flip and re-do. Happened to have an old ax head that had a compatible wedge angle and I welded that on. Works great. Seems to me you'd want something no thicker than the factory blade.

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