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Splitting/Chopping Tool Review Thread

Discussion in 'Firewood, Heating and Wood Burning Equipment' started by spike60, Nov 19, 2014.

  1. svk

    svk A little bit of everything

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    Smoke has been intense these last few days. Here’s tonight’s sunset

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    Multifaceted Firewood Hoarder, Axe Junkie

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    My hands were a mess not long ago too. As much as I pine for winter, the colder months mean cracked skin... so it's whatever.... So long as I have all ten digits, I'm good!
     
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    svk A little bit of everything

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    When I’ve was between college and work and one other winter when I was waiting for a new job I was an ice fishing fiend. Usually 5-6 days a week. My cuticles were all cracked and raw. And I HATE putting on lotion. I can play in oil and grease all day but I can’t stand that feeling of having lotion on my hands.
     
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    Lowhog ArboristSite Guru

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    Can't tell what you have there in trees.?
     
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    svk A little bit of everything

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    Young aspen and birch. This section was logged in 2005-2006
     
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    svk A little bit of everything

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    Thar she be, my very own Chopper One!

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    Philbert Chainsaw Enthusiast

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    If I had a 'Chopper 1', I would want it to be able to do evening traffic reports, help put out forest fires, ferry me to remote lakes, etc.

    Philbert
     
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    Lowhog ArboristSite Guru

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    Standing your pieces inside a big tire works well with these when splitting.
     
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    svk A little bit of everything

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    I'll get more pics later when I am at my truck. My buddy posted a picture if it with some other stuff he found in a barn and I when I asked if I could buy it he said no, just come get it.

    These axes have a large head and thick poll. Must be at least a 5 lb head.

    I do not know how well it will work but frankly wanted one for a conversation piece and this one has a bit of surface rust but is like new otherwise.
     
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    dancan Spruce , The preferred wood of the Purgatory !

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    I've spotted one at a local market , if I can get it for less than the price of a pack of smokes ... It'll be a wall ornament Lol
     
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    Lowhog ArboristSite Guru

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    I think you will be very pleased with it they are very good splitters. They started manufacturing these again so parts are available on their site.
     
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    Cool! I will report on it when I use it.

    I’m curious how long the fingers last before shearing off.

    May have to strip the handle and redo it with a little Watco.
     
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    svk A little bit of everything

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    Sorry no pics, but I split up a tree with my new to me Chopper One axe.

    It was a 14” aspen, pretty easy quarry as far as wood was concerned.

    It worked ok on the upper pieces but when you got down towards the stump it literally would just stop when you got to the “fingers” that should throw the splits to the side.

    Perhaps the Chopper One works in western pine or some other type of wood but if it can’t split Aspen it’s not much good to me. I mean I only wanted it for a conversation piece so I’m still happy I was able to find it.
     
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    Philbert Chainsaw Enthusiast

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    Ponzi scheme: you have to buy the Chopper Two for the bigger pieces!

    Philbert
     
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    Actually I believe that would be a job for the.....ZOGGER 1!

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    Try it again when its below zero. I have trouble in any wood when its in the 80's.
     
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    Oh wow, I gotta see a video of that in action!
     
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    dancan Spruce , The preferred wood of the Purgatory !

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    Funny guys lol !
    No , it was some guy from Finland that invented it , special steel and ergonomics but then he moved to Georgia after he heard about Oakzilla and was set to have an epic battle ;)
     
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