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Maintain your splitting wedges !

Discussion in 'Off the Topic Forum' started by theoldwizard1, May 21, 2017.

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    https://www.directtoolsoutlet.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=Hart+wedge

    I bought a couple of these. Nice quality.
     
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    A few more for the 'before' photos!

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    Threw all of my wedges in the scrap metal bucket a few years back when scrap sky rocketed. But, back when I did use them, as soon as they started to mushroom, they went if the scrap pile. Back then it was cheaper to buy new ones than put time into fixing them. I think I did cut myself picking one up as a teenager, but that was in another century.
     
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    Back in that other century when I did use wedges, if I had wood that kept popping the wedges out, I'd rub a hand full of dirt in the crack. That would usually give the wedge some grip so it could drive.
     
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    Heart . . . pain . . . palpable . . .

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    They go for a buck apiece at sales. I can stock pile a bunch and send them up the road with SVK. I won't get any that are all flattened out.
     
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    Bumping an older thread. I can say I was never taught you could be seriously injured with the mushroom shrapnel. I grew up splitting all of our wood once I was old enough to swing the sledge. The wedges you posted as before photo's look brand new compared to the 2 or 3 I used. Sometimes it pays to be lucky. I hope bumping this can help someone else learn the potential hazards also.
     

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