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Old 04-01-2005, 10:28 PM
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Default OT- Electric Log Splitters any good?

Had a bunch of trees cut down to make room for my new garage today. Now i have a ton of fire wood but I need some way to split it.
Are the Electric Log Splitters any good? Anyone ever use one?
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Old 04-01-2005, 10:32 PM
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Default Re: OT- Electric Log Splitters any good?

We have a small pnuematic one that you pull behind the truck. Thing works like a charm. I think we payed $800 for it.
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Default Re: OT- Electric Log Splitters any good?

Used one once and it did the job, but was terribly slow. We'd put a log in and start it, and then prepare the next, stack the previous, and still be waiting around.

On the other hand my uncle and I darn near killed ourselves trying to keep up with a gas-powered splitter. I tried to slow him down but he said "We're wasting gas if it's just sitting there running."

I wouldn't rule out an electric, but sure wouldn't buy one without using it first.
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Default Re: OT- Electric Log Splitters any good?

Like was said the electric ones are slow. But will do it as long as you dont have a knotty piece. I split more wood a year then most and i wouldnt do it without a gas powered spliter. If you dont want to split all the wood in one year, leave the logs in 6 foot lengths and stack them up off the ground. Then next year you can spilt some more and so on. Leaving them off the ground will keep them from rotting for a long long time.

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Default Re: OT- Electric Log Splitters any good?

i made me one from junk laying around
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