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Splitter help.... New here

Post in 'The Gear' started by Robert Caiati, May 12, 2013.

  1. Robert Caiati

    Robert Caiati New Member

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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!

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  2. NH_Wood

    NH_Wood Minister of Fire

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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 Minister of Fire

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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 Minister of Fire

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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

    WellSeasoned Guest

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

    MasterMech Guest

    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 New Member

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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 Feeling the Heat

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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 Minister of Fire

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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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