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dnix71

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Nifty mechanical log splitter
« on: December 29, 2013, 12:07:20 PM »

MaryAlana

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Re: Nifty mechanical log splitter
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2013, 01:55:26 PM »
Like to see him try that on elm or oak...

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Re: Nifty mechanical log splitter
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2013, 02:19:36 PM »
Does keep ya from losing the maul or stepping on the handle  ;D.
be interesting to see it with black locust wood too.
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Re: Nifty mechanical log splitter
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2015, 03:15:07 PM »
[bump]  Ran across this design from a few years back

http://www.logsplittersdirect.com/WoodEze-5MH-S-SPLITTER-Log-Splitter/p3845.html?utm_source=amazon&utm_medium=product+portals

Kinda pricey, I might try to make one similar

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Re: Nifty mechanical log splitter
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2015, 08:23:26 PM »
Built it, works OK and sliding the big sledge head helps with bigger pieces

Axe on a pivot is faster; swat it with small sledge if needed

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Re: Nifty mechanical log splitter
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2015, 03:22:45 PM »
I have a 10 ton version similar to this



works well but is a workout. I have split oak knots with it but look out for flying pieces when they pop.