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Anyone ever use on of these?

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  1. screamin350

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    They work quite well, and yes you wouldn't be able to hold on to the wood, the wood must butt up against the frame to stop it from turning.
     
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    Never have, but some that did are no longer with us... My memory is they were pulled from the market due to liability issues.
     
  4. TonyRumore

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    I saw one at the local County Fair in Santa Maria, California back in 1980. The cone was much closer to the ground, so the log was held when it hit the ground.
     
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    You guys are crazy! That thing looks evil. Im going to have to find a vid on youtube to see one in action.
     
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    Search "Spiral Wood Splitter" on youtube and check it out. There was a model on the market that attached to the hub of a truck.
     
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    That is actually the style I saw back in 1980.
     
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    I've seen them for a three-point hitch and PTO on a tractor. Always seemed dangerous to me -- lots of ways to get wrapped up in the screw and get hurt.
     
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    That would be cool in a horror movie though..........
     
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    There are a host of scary log splitters on youtube, and yes the spiral log splitter is one of them.

    I'm there has been at least one vehicle that has fallen off whatever it was blocked up with and took off while powering the spiral of death. :laugh:
     
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    This is the scariest one I've seen.

     
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    This is just asking for your coveralls to get ripped off your body.

     
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    "look mum no hands"owch
     
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    I thought at first the guy only had 1 arm because the splitter ripped the other one off
     
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    I have used a "Unicorn" log splitter. Yes they are very fast and effective. Yes, if you screw up, you will get screwed up. They typically aren't sold anymore. Probably similar to running a chuck and duck chipper or a buzz saw. If you are careful, they get the job done. Inattention can lead to getting too wrapped up in your work. I sold it "cheap" and made sure the buyer was aware of its hazards. (they were specifically looking for one so I guess they knew what it was)

    Any type of powered equipment has its hazards. I prefer a maul or my slow hydraulic splitter.
     
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    LOL, that was my first thought as well.
     
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    Yup. Guy missing an arm .... duct tape holding the wiring to the post .... Cheesy stopper under the screw ... you'd not have me workin' in there !

    And the other vid, no thanks, I like my fingers where they are.
     
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    It doesn't even seem that fast really. Especially when you figure in your time to drive to the hospital and such.
     
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    Holy crap....that's just nuts.
     
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    Looks like a great place to wear some baggy jeans and a shirts that's really nice n loose. Lol. Crazy
     

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