Woodchuck splitter from Walmart 243.00 Anybody try one?

clark_bailey Posted By clark_bailey, Jan 20, 2008 at 4:20 AM

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  1. clark_bailey

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    I see where wally world will deliver one to your walmart store for 243.00 bucks. Add says 4 ton electric splitter, looks alot like the others out there for 299 and up. Anybody have one yet to give report on? I am currently looking for a small electric splitter for my garage. Any assistance is appreciated.
     
  2. computeruser

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    Interesting, though it would require going to a WalMart to get one...
     
  3. streeter69

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    I just bought one and started using it. It is not a bad little unit. It works decent, I split tamarack wood which tough green or dry and it does okay, sure beats using a maul. I just do not like 2 hand controls, I would rather have a single hand operation.
     
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  5. jrousell

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    I to am curious how it compares to teh ryobi and others...

    a couple questions:

    1) how far does the ram travel( how close the the splitter does it get)
    2) how fast does it cycle?
     
  6. streeter69

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    Sorry, I have been on the road.

    1) From memmory I think @4 inches from the splitter, I have to use a peice of wood to finish some splits.
    2) Not sure never timed it, but it is slow

    It does look alot like the ryobi (the motor and cylinder). One of these days I need to make it over to my buddies house and check out his Ryobi, he seen mine and said they look identical.

    Doug
     
  7. raybonz

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    I am interested in this splitter too but the Walmart site says currently unavailable.. Did you get one and how does it perform especially on gnarlier wood such as oak crotches? If it can't handle this I can't either.. Been dealing with tendonitis for months from splitting with a wedge and sledge and can't do it anymore.. Can't justify the money for a gas unit nor do I want the noise and maintenance issues either..

    Ray
     
  8. Danno77

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    I can't even find it on the Wal-Mart website, if someone finds it, post a link so I can monitor it to see if it comes back up. Otherwise, it may be just done for at this point and no longer available.
     
  9. raybonz

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    Dan,
    The way I found it was by googling it and it brings up the page with the pic and says currently unavailable.. Apparently it is the same as the McCulloch or branded by them too? I am interested in the Ryobi as well but it goes for $299.00 and can't locate a coupon for it.. If I did get one I would definately want to set it up on sawhorses or similar as it is low to the ground..

    Ray
     
  10. gpcollen1

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  11. Billster

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    If your wanting an electric one and a 4-Ton, here's one for a little more cash.

    http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1vZ1xr5/R-100348561/h_d2/ProductDisplay?langId=-1&storeId=10051&catalogId=10053

    I don't know anything about this splitter... Just trying to help you out.
     
  12. raybonz

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    Thanx I appreciate that! Looked at those and they are rated pretty good and they do have a 2 yr. warranty.. I may go that route just exploring all my options.. Hoping those who own them here give more feedback especially those who split oak which is mostly what I have around here...

    Ray
     
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