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Task Force 5-ton electric splitter

Post in 'The Gear' started by raybonz, Oct 25, 2009.

  1. Danno77

    Danno77 Minister of Fire

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    is that after one crack at it or two? I wasn't sure if you split at the end of that crack and then once again in the spot shown in the picture.

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  2. raybonz

    raybonz Minister of Fire

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    Good pic! Would be nice to have a decent video online of the task force splitting real wood not that lame video at you tube splitting tiny pieces.. I don't have anything to make a video to upload..

    Ray
  3. stejus

    stejus Minister of Fire

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    I was working alone so I started the split process and it made the initial POP into this crack you see. I stopped the cycle to snap the pic. I went back and fired it up again and it went right through. One log I split, (not sure if it was this one) had some issues once I got towards the middle. It was very knarly (spelling?) and I had to take an axe to it to finish it. One log out of about 1.5 cords so far.
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  5. raybonz

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  6. stejus

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    My farther-inlaw gave me his because he had a few that he wasn't using anymore. The Task Force fits on the stand perfectly. It's balanced and is a good working height for me (6'0" tall).

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  7. av8roc

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    Good to know thanks. I'm 6'1 and was wondering if it would be too short for me.
  8. precaud

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    If you find out, let us know, please.
  9. av8roc

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    Leaving house in 5, will do.
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    Yeah just picked one up in store for $22 along with the Task Force splitter and Huskvarna 445!

    Had a 10% off coupon so I saved a bunch buying it all at once.
  11. raybonz

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    Wow merry christmas to you! You made out like a bandit on that... I did the 10% thing too when I bought the splitter but you beat me on the platform! I got another 10% coupon and saved a bundle on a new washer and dryer this week too! Let us know what you think about your new equipment when you have a chance..

    Good Luck!
    Ray
  12. precaud

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    The local Lowes is sold out of 'em... no biggy.
  13. raybonz

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    Saw one on craigslist near me for $50.00 a few days ago and was gonna buy it to make a couple bucks but it was gone right away... Someone got a great deal!!!

    Ray
  14. precaud

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    Oh, I meant the werner platform. They had several splitters in stock, but I already have one...
  15. av8roc

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    lowes.com has it, but it will cost you $9 shipping. I believe it's a one day sale but I'm not 100% on that.
  16. stejus

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    Dude! That's the exact combination of equipment I have. Nice setup! I still have my Husky 36 but it's a pleasure using the 445 for the bigger stuff :) Make sure you get a 12 gauge extension cord. I have a 50ft and a 25ft cord and it works fine.
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    Hey anyone looking for the work platform Lowes had it today for $22. What a deal I got two.
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    Glad you are happy with them! The Task Force was a no brainer for me because it dropped down to $250 and plus I had the 10% coupon. The saw required quite a bit more research. I chose the 445 because I wanted something that would last and would be a good all around saw. I'm not felling any trees just plan on bucking and limbing downed trees in my in-laws wooded property.
  19. precaud

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    The sign in the store said it is good thru the 30th.
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    Glad you folks mentioned this! I bought this platform and a splitter on Oct. 30th and just came back from Lowes and got the difference back plus got 10% off that price(mover's coupon)!! Ended up paying $19.80 for it!!! So final price before tax for both the splitter and the platform comes to $250.90 before taxes!!! Plus a couple days ago I bought a new washer and dryer on sale and got 10% off that price too... Saved myself a bundle there too (about $58.00) ...

    Ray
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    Good to know Ray - I am going to Lowes tomorrow then and getting the lower price for my platform! Now I just need one of those 10% off coupons!

    Shirl
  22. raybonz

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    Shirl go to http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?acti...on.html&ln=cstln4&drd=drd7&ln=cstln4&drd=drd7 and fill out the form and you'll get the 10% off coupon via email within a week however you can only use it once and only on a future purchase.. That's what I did plus I also did the online post office thing too then cancelled it and got another 10% coupon.. My washer finally bit the dust and that 10% sure helped when I bought a new pair!

    Ray
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    Thanks Ray - I'll do that! (Then I'll still have you beat by a few cents! LOL) Perfect day in Michigan for splitting wood!
  24. BucksCoBernie

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    I picked one of these up the other day for $249. The only thing I dont like about it is you have to use both hands to operate it, one to hold the power button, the other to move the lever. I had some maple that pops when split and the rounds jumped about 3 inches off the rail. Anyone mod theirs so they dont have to keep both hands on the splitter?

    I dont have mine raised. I just sit on a bucket and leave the splitter on the ground.
  25. precaud

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    Ah, the splitter thread that just won't die... Lowe's has the Werner work platform on sale again, 29 bucks today thru the 31st. I finished my splitting for next season last weekend, so I won't be able to use it anytime soon, but I picked one up anyway. Last time they sold out quick.

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