Does anyone have Hydraulic and kinetic splitter.

Dmitry

Minister of Fire
Oct 4, 2014
928
CT
I have 22 ton Countyline splitter and happy with it. Except bored to death splitting the wood. Thinking of buying used kinetic , if price is right. I split 5plus cords a year. Does it make sense or I just want another toy?
 

SpaceBus

Minister of Fire
Nov 18, 2018
4,697
Downeast Maine
What's the cycle time on your current splitter? Are you finding that you don't have enough time to do other things?
 

Dmitry

Minister of Fire
Oct 4, 2014
928
CT
What's the cycle time on your current splitter? Are you finding that you don't have enough time to do other things?
I believe its
What's the cycle time on your current splitter? Are you finding that you don't have enough time to do other things?
Its about 11 sec., which is an ok time. But it's boring and time consuming. I'd rather do other stuff. I'm enjoying using chainsaw, even stacking is much more fun to me. But splitting is the least favorable activity.
 

SpaceBus

Minister of Fire
Nov 18, 2018
4,697
Downeast Maine
I think a kinetic would be more exciting if that's what you are after. I like the meditative quality of splitting wood, even with an engine powered splitter.
 

xman23

Minister of Fire
Oct 7, 2008
2,155
Lackawaxen PA
I believe its

Its about 11 sec., which is an ok time. But it's boring and time consuming. I'd rather do other stuff. I'm enjoying using chainsaw, even stacking is much more fun to me. But splitting is the least favorable activity.
I think most of us have something more exciting to do than splitting. But just something we need to do.
 

WiscWoody

Minister of Fire
Dec 24, 2011
1,934
Winter WI
I was thinking of getting a 40 ton equivalent (they can’t really rate the tonnage on them) kinetic splitter to maybe replace my newer 37 ton hydraulic one but then I bought a hand swing stump grinder instead, I was looking at some splitters the other day and many had times of 14-15 second cycles so your 11 second is a speed freak compared to them. My splitter has a 13 second time, not great but I can live with it especially since I’m 4-5 years ahead on SSR’d wood now and if I just split a cord of scrounge wood every summer I’ll be good for a long time so I can live with my slow splitter I guess. ;hm
 

Bad LP

Minister of Fire
Nov 28, 2014
1,282
Northern Maine
If I need a hydro splitter to split something it’s staying right were it fell.
If Im burning wood it will be split on my Super Split.
 
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WiscWoody

Minister of Fire
Dec 24, 2011
1,934
Winter WI
If I need a hydro splitter to split something it’s staying right were it fell.
If Im burning wood it will be split on my Super Split.
I was just on Super Splits web page. They look like good splitters and the prices reflect that.
 

Bad LP

Minister of Fire
Nov 28, 2014
1,282
Northern Maine
I was just on Super Splits web page. They look like good splitters and the prices reflect that.
Cheap? No. Well made in the USA? Absolutely. Most of the wear items look like they can be found at a good hardware store.
Taken care of they hold their value. I saw one beat to death but the main skeleton was all there and I’ll bet it still worked as it should.
At the end of the day the cost compared to a DR was within a couple of hundred bucks. I can call the company direct or stop in to my local dealer and help keep his doors open versus some call center.
 

Woodsplitter67

Minister of Fire
Jan 19, 2017
1,441
Woolwich nj
friend of mine has one.. its a 2 man splitter.. splits really fast. If your into twisted wood get the larger flywheel. Im happy with my 11 second splitter. I just put in my ear buds, turn on some spotify and listen to led zep, Alice in chains, ect.. I enjoy my outdoor time and the cool weather
 
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SpaceBus

Minister of Fire
Nov 18, 2018
4,697
Downeast Maine
friend of mine has one.. its a 2 man splitter.. splits really fast. If your into twisted wood get the larger flywheel. Im happy with my 11 second splitter. I just put in my ear buds, turn on some spotify and listen to led zep, Alice in chains, ect.. I enjoy my outdoor time and the cool weather
Good pick, The Alice in Chains unplugged is one of my favorite albums.
 
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duramaxman05

Feeling the Heat
Aug 17, 2014
466
Perryville, Mo
Get a good 2 way splitter. We have one and if you do it right when you split a big round in half, you can put both pieces on the side you are on and split them both. That way when the wedge is moving it is always splitting. No wasted strokes.