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X11 or X17 for resplitting?

Post in 'The Gear' started by Catspaw, Jan 27, 2012.

  1. Catspaw

    Catspaw New Member

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    I'm trying to decide between these two for splitting larger splits (approx. 6") into smaller pieces. I have the X27 but it's a little heavy to use one handed (holding the split with the other hand).

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  2. pen

    pen There are some who call me...mod. Staff Member

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    I picked up the x11 and it's big for a hatchet but definately not meant for 2 hands. Enough weight that I've been impressed what it will split, yet very manageable for one handed use.

    x11 is a 1.85lb head and 17 inches long. x17 is a 2.56lb head and 23.5 inches long.

    I think the x17 might be the top end of what I'd want to handle one handed. But maybe you are a pretty big guy.

    pen
  3. maple1

    maple1 Minister of Fire

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    I use an x25 and a splitting block against my wood pile to resplit in my basement. Gotta be carefull about the headroom though.

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