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You gotta see this splitter

Post in 'The Gear' started by timchuck, Jul 19, 2010.

  1. timchuck

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  2. ANeat

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    You see a lot of those "inertia" splitter videos. He was lucky the steel didnt fly off in his direction when it busted
  3. wendell

    wendell Minister of Fire

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    Yeah, you can tell he's having some serious size control problems trying to get the piece in there without losing a hand.
  4. timchuck

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    A hay baler has to be one of the most dangerous farm implements ever devised. I grew up on a farm and I have heard many stories of serious injuries using and misusing them. Now you cross that with a wood splitter, there are so many bad things that can happen.......
  5. JustWood

    JustWood Minister of Fire

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    That has band aid written all over it.
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    'bert Minister of Fire

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    Seems like alot of wasted cycles. Perhaps his own fear of using the thing, should be a clue that this was not a good idea.
  7. savageactor7

    savageactor7 Minister of Fire

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    Pretty clever but way too fast for me.
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    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    I couldn't have walked away, shaking my head, fast enough. That thing is stupid dangerous.
  9. Adios Pantalones

    Adios Pantalones Minister of Fire

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    If I was lucky- I'd only lose one hand rather than two or three.
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    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    No wonder your such a pottery wizard.
  11. Beetle-Kill

    Beetle-Kill Minister of Fire

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    Somewhere, Darwin is smiling.
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    smokinj Minister of Fire

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    Oh _ell No! lol How would you train for a machine like that!
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    You start with a foam rubber blade.
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    lowroadacres Minister of Fire

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    I love seeing how some people are ingenious.... to a point.

    Like so many things in life, slow and steady wins the race.

    Granted, I am a recent convert to the idea of actually getting ahead a bit at a time. As I look at it, the best scenario is to do a bit of wood cutting on a regular basis and to split and stack the wood as you go.

    If I had not gotten lazy on the splitting a couple of years ago as wood rounds from downed trees started piling up on our yard I would not have needed to go crazy with a borrowed splitter.

    This morning I went out and cut and split a half a cord and trailered half of that home to the yard. It was sweaty nasty work with lots of mosquitoes but .....

    Mosquitoes don't bite nearly as hard as metal flying off of a square baler splitter.
  15. smokinj

    smokinj Minister of Fire

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    LOL And when you take off the safety net with no balancing stick in high winds, you get one mistake. Game Over!
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    The way he looked at that plunger while trying to time the log reminds me of how I use to fix the fence when I was too lazy to walk back and unplug the fencer- real carefully.

    That could work well with a little more steel AND a log feeder that doesn't involve your body parts anywhere near that hazard.

    Funny though, most of these crazy splitter clips don't show hardwood crotches. This guy has guts if not brains.
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    I bet the guys hat falls off and he bends over to pick it up and...
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    Flatbedford Minister of Fire

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    Looks like almost as hard work as splitting by hand but with more noise and an added degree of danger too!
  19. EatenByLimestone

    EatenByLimestone Minister of Fire

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    That thing would make a kick ass power hammer for forging.


    Just sayin...


    Matt

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