Splitter help.... New here

Robert Caiati Posted By Robert Caiati, May 12, 2013 at 8:48 PM

  1. Robert Caiati

    Robert Caiati
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    Hello all,

    I am in the market for a log splitter. I have been burning for three years and always rent a splitter. If like to buy my own. I was thinking lowes or Home Depot.... Good choice? I'd like one with a 4-way wedge. I'm splitting oak if that helps... I would greatly appreciate advice!
     
  2. NH_Wood

    NH_Wood
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    I'm happy with my Husky 22 ton - work through most rounds - oak will be a cake walk for you, unless super gnarly. Look for sales - sometimes at $999. Cheers!
     
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  3. TreePointer

    TreePointer
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    Add Huskee (made by SpeeCo) splitters from your local Tractor Supply store to your list.

    How much wood will you be splitting per year?
     
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  4. osagebow

    osagebow
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    What he said!
    I was just fishing up your way with my nephews from Carlisle. Great stocking by the local angler's club.
    Welcome and Buona Fortuna!
     
  5. WellSeasoned

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    Huskee 22ton, happy owner here, its split everything so far.
     
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  6. MasterMech

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    You're gonna get a lot of responses recommending the Huskee (Tractor Supply) unit. And there's a good reason for that. ;)

    BTW: You never mentioned a budget, since you did mention HD/Lowes, I'm assuming it's around $1000-$1400 or so. If you want to play with a $2K+ splitter, re-post and you'll get some different choices.
     
  7. Robert Caiati

    Robert Caiati
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    I would like to stay under $1500... I may be able to catch a sale at TS for a huskee. Thank you!!!
     
  8. weezer4117

    weezer4117
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    Keep an eye on CL and find a used or homemade splitter. They are a dime a dozen around here for under $500.
     
  9. mywaynow

    mywaynow
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    You can walk into a TSC during many sales and leave with a 22 ton for 999. Check the sig lines on members for who is using what. You will see a Huskee at the bottom of this post. Very happy with mine.
     
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