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Super Splitter party 4/28 in Springfield MA

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by biggins08, Apr 25, 2007.

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  1. biggins08

    biggins08 New Member

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    All are welcome!! Harley is brining the super spliter bye to help get this years supply split. All members are welcome to swing bye!

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  2. HarryBack

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    Id love to go, Hard Woods, but have to work this weekend! ugh
  3. elkimmeg

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    I have to check with the schedule or activities cordinator my wife before I can make a commitment. If I can come do you have a 20 amp plug near by to run a few splits threw my 16 ton electric splitter? If not I could bring my generator which I rahter not dragg out.
  4. kellog

    kellog New Member

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    I'd be interested in joining the party if that OK. I have a strong interest in real electric splitters.
  5. Henz

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    they still have these splitters at Grossmans Bargain Outlet where I live
  6. Corie

    Corie Minister of Fire

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    Wish you guys were closer! This weekend is a definite no go. Oh well, have fun boys and take some pictures!
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    Corie, if you're interested in seeing a Super Splitter in action, I just picked up a used one a few weeks ago. I'm not having a party with it, but I've put about 1.5 cords through it so far and I like it! :)

    Eric
  8. Henz

    Henz New Member

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    Are these electric splitters
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    I think Elk is bringing an electric one. The Super Splitter that Harley and I have is mechanical, driven by a gas or (if properly equipped) an electric motor. See the details here. http://www.supersplit.com

    Eric
  10. Corie

    Corie Minister of Fire

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    No kidding Eric? you picked you on too huh?

    Any plans for splitting this weekend or next? I'd love to see it in action and I could bring by the lever-axe so we go both have a go at it. I haven't tried it yet myself.
  11. ecfinn

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    I've been splitting with it whenever I get the chance with good weather. No actual plans but I could set some up if you'd like to see it in action.

    Its great having my own so I can just split 3-4 wheel-barrows full at a shot. I'd also like to see how the new lever-axe works. I've still got some ash, sugar maple, and red maple left to split.

    Later,
    Eric
  12. Harley

    Harley Minister of Fire

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    Now if we had some real techies in the group, we could set up some web-cams, and hold an on-line competition... the MA vs. PA group to see who could split the most in a few hours!!!! :coolgrin:
  13. EatenByLimestone

    EatenByLimestone Minister of Fire

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    Fire NERD!!!!!!!


    :lol: :lol: :lol:


    I suppose we all have a lot of that in us.

    Matt
  14. biggins08

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    Elk, I am pretty sure I have a 20 amp near bye......
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    titan Minister of Fire

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    Just what the heck is a lever-axe?I honestly never heard of it,but it sounds cool: hey-you mix levers and axes and I'm there man.
  16. Harley

    Harley Minister of Fire

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    LOL - Matt... I'm betting that's the first time that phrase was ever used anywhere.

    Craig.... could that be added as a title to the first one who hits the 100,000 post mark?
  17. biggins08

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    So what does everyone feel like drinking? Spring Ale, Summer Ale? Let me know so I can get it iced down early.... .
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    Bring it on men, the NY group will blow you away! :).....My 20hp Timberwolf with the 6 way wedge will take care of business!
  19. Hogwildz

    Hogwildz Minister of Fire

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    I'll be in Perkasie this weekend getting some more ink done.
    Lemme know if you guys are hooking up. Maybe I can swing over.
    And thanks for returning my call @#$%^%$#@ :)
  20. Gooserider

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    Sorry I can't make it... Just promised a friend I'd be helping him with a project up in NH...

    Titan, I could be wrong, but there was a Finish guy on the forums a few months back, he may have been given the boot because he was pretty agressively spamming the discusions with an effort to sell his fancy axe, which I think was called a "Leveraxe" - It looked like an interesting idea, sort of a splitting axe with a blade that was asymetrically tapered so that as it went into the wood the bulge on one side would transfer the downforce into a side thrust... He kind of got people annoyed and someone told him to go chew on a hunk of elm - Haven't heard from him since, maybe he's still digesting :lol: Did a search, here's the website... http://www.vipukirves.fi/etusivu.htm

    I'd be interested in seeing how it worked myself...

    Gooserider
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    titan Minister of Fire

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    Holy-crap Goose man! did you watch the attached video on that site?That was axe-porn!I've got the Finnish itch now;I gotta try one of these out.Thanks for the info and the link.
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    CT will take that challenge! My 20-ton Timberwolf with the 4-way can match anybody. What are the ground rules? May I suggest; 3 inch finish diameter, 1 hour time limit (split for 1 hr, than stack) and accurate cord stacking to compare the results?

    Who's game?

    MB
  23. Harley

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    OK... well - I'll put my little 4hp mechanical splitter against any hydraulic, no matter how many fancy wedges they need to put in there to make up for their shortcomings :p
  24. Gooserider

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    No, they used a proprietary codec, which my Open Source system doesn't play. Most of the proprietary stuff has been cracked and Open Linux players exist, but I've never bother to install most of them.

    However I thought the pics were pretty impressive, and don't know that the video would show that much more. Bottom line is you can make a pretty picture out of any tool if you pick the right wood, but the real question is what does it do when you get a block of elm, or a really gnarly hunk of oak?

    Gooserider
  25. begreen

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    Not proprietary, just standard Windows media Goose. It's impressive when slicing nice straight grained wood. But I'd like to see them split some elm with it.
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