Old splitter

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Ashful

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Mar 7, 2012
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Let's see your new Huskee 22-ton keep up with this simple splitter!

 
SWEET!
One of the safer & better "fast splitters" I've seen. Still you'd better stay focused on what you are doing.
May not be very good on the gnarly stuff though. (& he is doing kindling in the video.)
I'll stick with mine.............. for now :)
 
would hate to see what happens when one of them trips over a split that flew off of that thing.
 
would hate to see what happens when one of them trips over a split that flew off of that thing.

Pansy! ;lol

I've got a shop full of ca.1900 industrial woodworking equipment, most of it originally run from steam-powered line shaft. Contrary to popular belief safety was a consideration in those days, the primary difference to today being that the machinery manufacturer did assume some level of common sense on the part of the operator.
 
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OK I didn't realize I commented on that one, I had watched this video below and my comment was based on it. The old splitter above is actually a great version of an old splitter. See below video and you will know what I ment on tripping into the machine on a split that flew off.
 
OK I didn't realize I commentedon that one, I had watched this video below and my comment was based on it. Te old splitter above is actually a great version of an old splitter. See below video and you will know what I ment on tripping into the machine on a split that flew off.
That thing is an f*@king catastrophe waiting to happen!
 
OK I didn't realize I commented on that one, I had watched this video below and my comment was based on it. The old splitter above is actually a great version of an old splitter. See below video and you will know what I ment on tripping into the machine on a split that flew off.


You wouldn't catch me near that thing....let alone using it. I'll take some chances I probably shouldn't sometimes, but I'd pass on that.
 
OK I didn't realize I commented on that one, I had watched this video below and my comment was based on it. The old splitter above is actually a great version of an old splitter. See below video and you will know what I ment on tripping into the machine on a split that flew off.

Yeah... now that one is a little more dangerous than the one I posted. I'd give it a whirl once, but it certainly would not be a regular use machine for me.
 
That video is properly named the "Widow Maker"
Like you said Joful I would enjoy giving it a shot one time to experience it but would definately not have one to regularly use.
 
I have seen several versions of the flywheel type with a wedge welded to it. I have yet to see one that I would use. I don't think it is a matter of if, but when something is going to go wrong.

I kinda like the flywheel with the jackshaft arm, but it wouldn't serve my splitting very well. With only a few inches of stroke, I would be left with many splits still stuck together. I could see our Northern and Western folks using such a machine. Pine, pinion, etc. type woods under 18" would probably work up well with a splitter of that type.

I'll stick to my hydro machines.
 
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