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Manual wood splitters
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Peter    Posted 12-08-2002 at 14:18:00       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Has anyone used one of the manual hyhydraulic wood splitters such as the mini splitter, the commander or logg hogg? Do these split hard woods? Are these splitters slow? How big a pieces can you split? Do they require much effort?



Spence    Posted 12-09-2002 at 05:54:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
I use the Super-Split every year. This works
on stored flywheel energy to force a ram gear rack
into the log.

Very fast and dependable and less components
to fix.

If you had 2 baler flywheels, a rack about 3.5ft-4ft long, a pinion gear to match, an I-beam and some scrap steel, you could double the SS power and have a split time of approx 2 seconds.

Right now I'm waiting for my second flywheel.

Lynch    Posted 12-10-2002 at 03:07:54       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I'm lucky...I have all the 4" to 10" diameter Pin Oak and White Oak I could ever need down here. And plenty of easy splitting Rich Lighter from old pine stumps to get things going. It's been cold here as of late...we been burning a fire.

Diana of Dewberry Hill    Posted 09-03-2003 at 19:55:13       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I'm a lady with little mechanical knowledge or experience with woodsplitters...EXCEPT I did get a Commander and use it with an air compressor and it does the job well for me. Not real fast but safe and does fairly large stumps. Yes, does hardwood. Not very often I have to start a stubborn stump with the mall, and finish it with the Commander. For me it's worth the money.
Diana of Dewberry Hill

Lynch    Posted 12-08-2002 at 19:27:18       [Reply]  [Send Email]
They aren't fast. Less effort than swinging away. Any kind of wood. As big a piece as you can put in it. A lot of people wish they had one when it's time to split.

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