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Splitter horiz vrs vert
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bob ny    Posted 01-13-2004 at 04:56:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
i use a horiz, splitter i would like to hear the pros and cons of both i never used a vert. but hear people praise both i know sometimes with big wood its tough lifting to the horz. splitter

Horizontal    Posted 01-13-2004 at 13:12:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
I have a horizontal, have never used a vertical. Picking up wood to the horizontal can be hard if you have large logs, but at least you get to stand up most of the time. I have made a hydraulic lift on mine to pick up "large" logs and set them in place. The vertical splitters always looked to me like you would be bending over all the time. My back couldn't take that. I know that some commercially built horizontal splitters are even too low for my liking, I am fairly tall. I built my own horizontal splitter which sets up high enough that I don't have to bend over all the time to operate it.


Redneck    Posted 01-13-2004 at 10:37:47       [Reply]  [No Email]
I have a Vermeer vertical and a shop made horizontal. The standup is used to break down large rounds but the shop made laydown is used because of the eight way head. Do the math.

Salmoneye    Posted 01-13-2004 at 10:04:30       [Reply]  [No Email]
I am the 'splitter'...

I usually do it standing up, but now and then lose my footing and go horizontal...


calypso    Posted 01-13-2004 at 06:17:39       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I have a beefy horizontal unit. I prefer it as the 'splitting table' allows me to split a log three or even four times while just pushing off the split pieces. Bucking LARGE wood up to the 'platform' can be a bear now and again - but usually there are two or three of us where it isn't too tough. I prefer the horizontal - maybe 'cause I am use to it ;-)

Fern(Mi)    Posted 01-13-2004 at 05:11:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
Our log spliter swings both ways. Me and my cohorts preffer the vertical mode ourselves. Weget to park our individually lazy duffs on one last round to split the rest.
Principlely, I haven't the back to pickup them four foot rounds. I guess I'm getting lazy in my ageing bones.

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