Splitter... Moving wedge vs Fixed

Tennman Posted By Tennman, Dec 27, 2010 at 4:19 AM

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  1. Mcbride

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    I looked at the timberwolf, but its so dang slow, and for that money i could hire teenagers to split all my wood.
    If it was 4 times as quick as it is I would pay it.

    I think when i get to old to swing the maul anymore, I am going to have to build my own splitter.
    I can power it off my bobcat, or use a fan cooled engine to power it, from either an old VW bug or maybe a snowmobile engine.
    Since neither would work hard, should be perfect.
     
  2. Swamp Fox

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    Here is an attempt at my first post with a picture. It shows my log lifter...I roll the rounds into the bucket, move tractor to the splitter and roll the rounds out onto the splitter. Later, I'll load the bucket up with splits and take over to the wood stacks. I'll also try to post a picture of my wood processing area and my woodlot.
     

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  3. pdhowell

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    One item not mentioned (that I could see) is that the beam height of the horizontal/vertical splitter in the horizontal position is a more comfortable height for me. I measured horizontal beam and it is 24 inches off the ground, (about the height of my wrist hanging down). That is a little low, but I can manage. When I look at the same similar horizontal only splitter, it looks as though the top of the beam is only a foot or eighteen inches off the ground. That would be way too low for me to be comfortable.
     
  4. pdhowell

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    One item not mentioned in this discussion (that I could see) is that the beam height of the horizontal/vertical splitter in the horizontal position is a more comfortable height for some of us. I measured the height of the horizontal beam and it is 24 inches off the ground, (about the height of my wrist hanging down). That is a little low, but I can manage to rounds and splits without much bending over . When I look at the same similar horizontal only splitter, it looks as though the top of the beam is only a fifteen or eighteen inches off the ground. That would be way too low for me to be comfortable. Even though I mostly use my splitter horizontally, the added height of the horizontal vertical model is an advantage
     
  5. mywaynow

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    Too bad about your poorly designed power washer. But as you pointed out, the good part was that it had a Honda motor. As far as hydraulics on the husky, that machine did not leave a sinlge unsplit piece of wood and I take every piece out of the forest. Stuff I had beaten with mauls and axes that never blinked, along with pieces I would not even consider trying to split were all reduced to lovely firewood spits. I would buy this one again in a minute. As would most every person that posted a review where I researched before I bought. There was no single site I used, just kept Googleing for a few months.
     
  6. Tennman

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    Someone here mentioned a dual direction splitter. Northern Tool sells a 20 ton by Powerhorse. Any experience here with these dual action splitters particuarly the one from Northern.
     
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