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Best Log Splitter?

CaseyForrest

CaseyForrest

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Sure would like a review or two on the All Wood Log Splitter from some owners.
Dave

You'll find people on both sides. They look like decent units, but there is a member here that had a bad experience and it was made worse by the owner. There are also folks that use them without issue.

I ended up going with a Kinetic because the investment to get the speed I wanted in a hydraulic was not reasonable. Both have their places... Ive been able to put anything on a 22 ton splitter and get the work done. The trade off is time. Its painfully slow. With the SS, I gained great speed, but I am limited in what I can simply place on the beam. Which is fine with me... and heres why...

I like my splits to be relatively square, or at the minimum have 90 degree edges. I can stack more wood in the firebox that way. With the SS, and often times noodled rounds, its very easy to get 90% of a round to have at least 2 square edges.
 
Sawyer Rob

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Today was "wood splitting" day... So I drove my "self propelled" splitter over to my wagon load of rounds...

The adjustable beam "height" on the TW3HD is amazing! I raised it up so the table grate was over the side of my trailer,

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And with no motor roaring away close to me, I had the tractor running half speed, slooooly sipping diesel, it pushed some big oak crotches through the 4-way,

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No banging away, no chainsaw work, just quickly splitting all the crotches into 4 pieces, then splitting the bigger pieces again into 4, making some really nice firewood...

That's it for today...

SR
 
Dobbs

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I should have updated my status a long time ago. I ended up with a 3265 Split-Fire with a lift. That I really like.
I would like to find someone that builds a four way wedge.
I have been thinking of getting a Super Split.
Dave
 
NSMaple1

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Today was "wood splitting" day... So I drove my "self propelled" splitter over to my wagon load of rounds...

The adjustable beam "height" on the TW3HD is amazing! I raised it up so the table grate was over the side of my trailer,

standard.jpg


And with no motor roaring away close to me, I had the tractor running half speed, slooooly sipping diesel, it pushed some big oak crotches through the 4-way,

standard.jpg


No banging away, no chainsaw work, just quickly splitting all the crotches into 4 pieces, then splitting the bigger pieces again into 4, making some really nice firewood...

That's it for today...

SR

How do you deal with getting the rounds from where they are on the wagon to the splitter? They look like a ways away, or certainly more than an arms reach away - you'd need to be up & down the wagon to get them rolled or moved back to the back of the wagon & the splitter?
 
Sawyer Rob

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First of all, I cut all of my firewood logs over the wagon, and I cut everything BIG, close to the back, the small stuff get's cut over the front, and many times is just thrown off the wagon onto the pile.

I have a hitch on the front of my splitter/tractor so I can move everything where I want/need it, then I back the splitter close to the wagon and roll the splits right onto the beam, or "if needed" across a short board onto the beam...

ALSO, if needed I can split off the side too, as the sides will come off the wagon...

It's very fast and works perfectly...

SR
 
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