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Splitter part Deux

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by DonCT, Oct 17, 2006.

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  1. DonCT

    DonCT Minister of Fire

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  2. RoosterBoy

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    don thanks so much that was a grate video looks like you have wood hidden all over your place :) the splitter definitely woks good for what you paid. also save yourself some big pieces for the all night fires :)

    also what video editing software did you use to make the movie. I'm tempted to buy another software program but looks like i am going to Waite and buy a mac in Jan comes free with imovie i use movie maker that came with windows xp for now.

    thanks
    Jason
  3. kd460

    kd460 Feeling the Heat

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    What kind of wood was that in the video? What is your overall impression? Thanks for posting that video. KD
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    wahoowad Minister of Fire

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    Let me guess on the wood: sycamore?

    Great video. I don't have any wood to split but still want to get one. I should buy one though because I never know when I will scrounge up my next truckload.
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    Another great video, with effects even!
  6. DonCT

    DonCT Minister of Fire

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    Thanks everyone. I'm not sure of the wood species. It was of the free variety ;) I believe the first piece was some 1 1/2 year old maple, and the second was some red oak. I don't know. I know they're not pine and that's fine with me :) I can try and take some close up pics and see if you guys can identify it for me.


    As far as video software, I just used Windows Movie Maker that came with XP. I only wish it came with more compression options.

    Overal opinion of the splitter, well it works good enough for my purposes. It will split most of the wood that I have and allows me to have more control over the size of the splits. Plus I was able to get it for half the "Brand New" price. I'm sure there will be pieces it will give up on, but that's to be expected. I'll save those pieces for the wedge and sledge.
  7. CountryGal

    CountryGal Feeling the Heat

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    That's a great, informative video! We get our wood already split but I wonder if something like this would be handy to split the splits for smaller pieces when we need them. Our new stove's firebox will be smaller than the old one. I looked at the manual splitters with the foot pedal but this looks like a great Christmas present for hubby!
  8. DonCT

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    You're my kind of woman!!!!! :coolsmile:

    Yes, alot of people have them for just small splitting loads (i.e. small diameter logs, splitting already split pieces). I just happen to be trying it on stuff that I only split in half. I had to split the stuff in half just to get it into the truck, it was that heavy.
  9. CountryGal

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    Thank you! He has bad knees and ankles and anything I can get him to keep him from further pain is the least I can do. I notice you do have to watch for falling logs--make sure your feet are protected. Also, I was amazed at the lack of curse words. :) I'll have to show Paul your video.
  10. DonCT

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    The hardest part of splitting with this splitter is lifiting the logs onto the rail. Other than that, it's a piece of cake. If you have alot of tough stuff to split, there are more powerfull electric splitters out there. They're just alittle bit more pricey.
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