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Speeco Speedpro kinetic log splitter

Post in 'The Gear' started by mellow, Jul 26, 2012.

  1. mellow

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  2. mywaynow

    mywaynow Minister of Fire

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    Not one to look for speed in a splitter. More of the "old cow" perspective for me; take my time and split them all, vs running too fast and losing an appendage.
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    The track record for this brand is questionable ;? ;?;?
  4. ScotO

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    Not sure about the track record, but that seems like a fair price for that unit. I'm just not sold on the whole speed-splitter idea. I think it would be OK in certain circumstances (lots of 10 to 20" straight, knotless rounds) but I split some REALLY big stuff, and I use my splitter vertically almost exclusively. Lifting up big rounds over and over and over again I just don't do. It's all in what you want, but I will stick to my horizontal/vertical splitter.
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    +1
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    Usually posting it on a popular forum is not the way to ensure that! You wouldn't be the seller, would you? ;hm;lol
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  7. mellow

    mellow Resident Stove Connoisseur

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    No I am not the seller. This unit has been refurb'd fixing the issues they had with these in the beginning. Figure one of these would be awesome for the softwood burners that have smaller stoves, get your splitting done in half the time.
  8. ScotO

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    Don't get me wrong, it would definitely serve its purpose when it came to splitting a certain kind of round. But when it comes to the really big and/or really knarly stuff, I just don't think it would be practical. That's a lot of money to spend for something that really isn't very versatile. Just my .02 cents.....
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    If I was a two machine operation, the Super Splitter (the original version of these types) would be the second splitter. But in no way would I give up my hydro unit. I can and will split stuff that the inertia machines will get stuck on. Lifting 350# rounds up to the beam would suck.
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    God forbid that I would have to lift logs up onto a horizontal splitter....
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    I do it all time saves the cost of a gym membership, course that bone surgeon is getting a bit pricy.
  12. 21acrewoods

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    Sounds like it may be worth getting a hold of your local portable saw. If your splitting excessive amounts of large diameter rounds then it would probably be worth a lot more as lumber and better use of our natural resources. I haven't hit a peice yet that my flywheel splitter didn't eat up, and when I do, I'll take a fraction of the hours I've already saved and saw the nasty piece up with my Stihl. Slow motion splitting was killing me, or maybe it was the 50-60 hour work week on top of that, either way, I have a couple extra saturday afternoons each year now. Thanks to my Speeco Speedpro. Vertical hydros are nice for the occasional big heavy round, but lets be honost, 70-80% of the wood split, maybe even higher % than that, is pretty easy for a healthy man to pick up and put on a worktable. I've found hunching over all day running a vertical ain't real easy on the back either.
    happy splitting
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    here's how you get yourself quickly into the firewood haorders club with 40 cords c/s/s. backwoods savage would approve of being that far ahead.

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