Think Im finally gonna buy a splitter

swagler85 Posted By swagler85, Oct 22, 2012 at 5:36 PM

  1. swagler85

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    I think Im finally gonna buy a splitter. Been really close to doing it for a year now but havent done it. I love splitting with my fiskars and use a wedge a little but not much. This latest oak I am dealing with bounces the wedge out on the main trunk rounds. I borrowed my neighbors horizontal splitter but took half an hour to start and then stalled on the first stroke. I dont want to break his and have to fix it so Im just gona go pick one up. I know I will use it a lot and will be glad once I bought it but hard to fork over the cash that I worked so hard for.
     
  2. smokinj

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    Yes it is.........Take car of it and the money is still there just in a different from. Never sold a splitter before but never lost a dime on a dozen or so saws.
     
  3. Backwoods Savage

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    It was one of the happiest days of my life the first time I split a log with our hydraulic splitter. It sill makes me smile a lot.
     
  4. willyswagon

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    Do It!
    But make sure you get what you want, don't just settle for something you'll regret next year.
     
  5. firecracker_77

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    What is your budget and what is the best option for your budget?
     
  6. swagler85

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    I had been looking for a while just didnt have the intent of buying right away. The one I had borrowed was a 22 ton and it split everything I threw at it. So I had been looking at the Huskee 22 ton at TSC. They have the best prices on what I can find so went with that one. Got the vertical so will have to scrounge up a milk carton to be like backwoods(although it will take me a few years to catch up on the wood supply).
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  7. WellSeasoned

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    I dont think backwoods uses a milk carton:D
     
  8. swagler85

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    OK CRATE thanks for the correction !!!!
     
  9. barn burner

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    I believe you're gonna love your new purchase!
     
  10. DexterDay

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    Menards had a 22 ton (horiz/vert) with a 6.5 HP with throttle control (my MTD doesn't have this :()

    Has nice reflectors, good cradles, nice mid mounted control. I really liked it. I wish I could sell mine for $900 and buy one of them. For $699, it looked like a good deal...

    The Huskee is a proven machine. But this looked like it to, was built well.

    Took some pics because I have buddy interested in buying one. Here it is.

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  11. WellSeasoned

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    I'm very happy with my huskee 22 ton. Ask for the sale price of $999, even if it isn't on sale. Good luck
     
  12. swagler85

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    I looked at Menards online but they were advertised as $999
    was that the one in Massillon?
     
  13. swagler85

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    Being I dont know anything about it and TSC is a lot closer for service I went with them
     
  14. DexterDay

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    That was Ontario (Mansfield) and it was a Mail in rebate.

    The Huskee is a Monster of a splitter. My MTD is only 21 Ton and I love it!!

    I love hydros. Love them :)
     
  15. Beer Belly

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    Great investment....you won't regret it
     
  16. bogydave

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    Good choice.
    I have the Speeco 22 ton. Love it.
    I wouldn't have so much CSS wood with out it.
    I procrastinated too, but now, I know it was a good investment ;)
     
  17. nate379

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    I don't like that the pump is 12" + higher than the tank. Tank should be above the pump.

    I've never split wood by hand
     
  18. Beer Belly

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    I have heard of issues with towing the Huskee.....the Tank is part of the axle....too much towing, espeacilly over rough terrian may cause a crack and leakage. Mine stays close to home, and rarely goes further than 2 blocks down the road.....so far, it has split everything I've thrown at it......good value for the dollar IMO
     
  19. gzecc

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    For 699 that does look like a good buy. Is it made in China? If not, how do they make money?
     
  20. Woodsrover

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    For $1k its hard to beat that little Tractor Supply splitter. I don't have one myself but a buddy does and I've used it helping him. They have a two-stage pump and will hammer through anything I could give it. If I was in the market for one, this would be it.
     
  21. swagler85

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    That two stage pump is nice, I definitely used it on some of the knottier stuff I had
     
  22. swagler85

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    got some knotty oak to try the new splitter on. Had some nasty pieces to get through but went right through them.

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  23. jimosufan

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    looks great! time to change your sig line
     
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  24. Beer Belly

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    A lot better than swining the Maul isn't it....especially at a piece like that
     

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