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Splitter recommendation

Post in 'The Gear' started by mtcsottile, Dec 16, 2009.

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  1. PJF1313

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    "Spikem" didn't state how many offspring he has, and if it was a 24 hour day or a "work"day ! ;-)

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    CM27, any update on how the splitter was received by hubby? Have you had a chance to try it out?
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    Kong; If they were all honest that would be fine. I read a review on a Northern where the purchaser said he bought a splitter with a 5" cylinder & the cylinder was 5" OD. If true this is just dishonest in my book. Bore size is obviously all that matters, Randy
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    What is the different between 5" cylinder & the cylinder was 5" OD? I'm not doubting you, I just don't get it. Plus, as I'll be looking to get a splitter this year, and have pretty much settled on Northern, I'm really curious.
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    A 5" cylinder needs to be 5" ID not OD. The OD means nothing unless you know wall thickness. Northern has some nice splitters & I also might buy one, you can bet I'll be taking a tape measure with me if I do though as I won't buy a 5" cylinder that is 5" OD. Hope this helps some, Randy
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    Ok, so what is "ID versus "OD"?
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    DanCorcoran Minister of Fire

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    ID is inside diameter, OD is outside diameter. If you're measuring the outside diameter of the cylinder, it includes the thickness of the cylinder (where larger is not necessarily helping). With inside diameter, you're essentially measuring the size of the piston inside the cylinder, which is doing the work. Generally, the bigger the more power.
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    Thanks for dumbing this down so I can understand it! I definitely appreciate it.
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