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6/25/2018 7:04:05 PM
Posted: 7/28/2018 11:16:39 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/28/2018 11:18:07 PM EDT by prebans]
Assuming you don't have a full size gas hydraulic log splitter, what tool do you prefer?

I've seen triangular shaped wedges, star-shaped wedges ("grenades"), mauls... What's the best option?
Link Posted: 7/28/2018 11:34:40 PM EDT
I've never needed more than a maul and two wedges.
Link Posted: 7/28/2018 11:37:33 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By abnk:
I've never needed more than a maul and two wedges.
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This, but don't get the plastic wedges.
Link Posted: 7/28/2018 11:42:49 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/28/2018 11:43:10 PM EDT by prosecondman]
Fiskers x27
Link Posted: 7/29/2018 12:16:08 PM EDT
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Fiskers x27
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Just ordered one through Amazon. It's amazing what the local stores don't carry.
Link Posted: 7/29/2018 3:39:57 PM EDT
Originally Posted By prebans:
Assuming you don't have a full size gas hydraulic log splitter, what tool do you prefer?

I've seen triangular shaped wedges, star-shaped wedges ("grenades"), mauls... What's the best option?
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Some one else
Link Posted: 7/29/2018 5:36:34 PM EDT
A maul and an axe for the stringy ones.
Link Posted: 7/29/2018 9:19:24 PM EDT
I like a sledge and diamond wedge.
Link Posted: 7/29/2018 9:45:12 PM EDT
I got what's essentially an axe, but with triangular "extensions" protruding about halfway down the blade.

The thing splits like no other splitting-maul or axe I've ever used or seen!

Not terribly heavy, either. I'd guess about 4 lbs, or so. I think I got it at Lowe's or Home Depot.
Link Posted: 7/29/2018 10:06:32 PM EDT
FPNI
Link Posted: 7/30/2018 10:10:10 AM EDT
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Some one else
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And that they are in their late teens early 20s.
Link Posted: 7/31/2018 11:40:33 PM EDT
I never had trouble with a 20 lb maul. Axe for the smaller stuff
We also had a hydraulic splitter that hooked up to the tractor though.
Link Posted: 8/2/2018 3:52:38 PM EDT
I always used a maul, and a sledge/wedge combo.
That Fiskars thing looks like a winner though
Link Posted: 8/2/2018 4:58:06 PM EDT
Have had a 16# monster maul since the 70s.

Best to have a couple guys take turns.
Goes fast that way.
Take 20 or 30 swings, hand it to the next guy.
Rarely have to hit a piece twice.

These days, I get my sons to split most of mine.
Link Posted: 8/2/2018 5:18:45 PM EDT
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Just ordered one through Amazon. It's amazing what the local stores don't carry.
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I saw one at Lowes.

I am still using a Craftsman Maul and I have some ancient splitting wedges that I use with a drill hammer.

I don't have to split too much wood, thankfully, but it is mostly mesquite when I do.
Link Posted: 8/3/2018 12:24:10 AM EDT
Splitting maul, sledge, and a wedge for the nasty stuff... I split to much to do it by hand, and our birch and other wood is twisty and tough as hell... Takes a lot of time to split that type of wood by hand. We use a troy bilt splitter.
Link Posted: 8/12/2018 10:28:30 AM EDT
Logs, like in firewood?

Used axes, sledge and wedges, different mauls over the years. Bought the Fiskars maul three years ago. Buy the Fiskars. Current method is to stack a bunch of wood packed together and go to town on them from different angles. That thing is an amazing nut cracker.

I've also used the little Fiskars hatchet for processing kindling and campfire wood for over 10 years. Buy one of those too.
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