Agreed 100%. For those who have not tried it. You should. I was skeptical initially as well. This flat out works. I have some monster Maple rounds I use to set the tire on (15" rim type minivan tire). Load the tire with as many rounds as you can. Tighter the better. Smack away. Make's my Hydro look stupid slow!I have a round inside the bottom tire I place the piece I'm splitting on. It keeps the tires in place and raises the piece I'm splitting. Works like a charm.
Here's a safety reminder .
One of my B'laws is a 300lb gorilla , he was splitting his firewood sledge and wedge on some gnarly stuff .
He has a 12 lb sledge cut at 18" that he likes , while he was driving the wedge he heard what sounded like a 22 round and then instant pain in the knee .
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A trip to the doc and then a trip to the ER .
The ER could see the chip on the Xray but could't remove it so 2 weeks later for a day surgery with a specialist .
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He brought them his metal detector and a super magnet because he wanted it out .
I've not seen the wedge in person but from the looks of it I wouldn't have used it from what looks like previous chipping .
Fine piece of equipment you have thereFellas:
Pretty hyped for my recent axe purchase - Russian-made from the Siberian Tiaga - Toporsib Bobr (Бобр) Axe. Total weight is 3.5 lb, hand forged laminated steel, hardened poll, and on a Beech haft that is roughly 26" long. Here are a few pics, and album link posted below...
I'll try again next year. I was nearly completed one rick, then in July I tore my ACL, so that put my plans on completing to an end, unfortunately. On the bright side, I'm recovering very well - and quickly. I can swing axes now, I just need to be careful with my footing.Looks a chopper not a slpitter. Do you think you'll do the cord wood challenge again next year and give it some action?
Thanks! From a brief use and review, I'm inclined to say it's a wood destroyer. The cutting ability is impressive for such a light axe. The haft needs to be thinned out considerably, that is first order of business. Other than that, I really like so far. Can't wait to use it again.Beautiful axe. Looks to be nice quality.
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