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Discussion in 'Firewood, Heating and Wood Burning Equipment' started by MNGuns, May 27, 2010.

  1. Iska3

    Iska3 Addicted to ArboristSite

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    Ok! Now I have a good reason to stop in and see ya. I watched one of those last year at a farm type show. It does everything just like in the vids. Seems to me that it cuts the wood and not so much as splitting. I think the full table would be very helpful.

    Yep! You have the best of two worlds. Great saw and now the splitter. :clap:
     
  2. angelo c

    angelo c Chooch

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    Butch,
    MOst of them last 20-30 years or so and are almost never placed on the Market used. Go ahead see if you can find one used on CL ? The darned things are so simple they don't break. It's a primarily "farmer" used tool. Anyone who knows farmers knows getting $ out of one is like getting blood from stones. But once owned they don't give it up. I got a video of me rippin up a 36" pin oak in 30 secs but I got no clue how to post it.
     
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    A friend of mine has one of the first Super Splitters, only his is electric powered. Unbelievable how fast and how QUIET his is. You can listen to the radio while splitting with it with no problems. I WANT an electric SS for the home office.
    My friend takes a small generator with him when he goes to the woods to split. Sets the gen off a good 75' away, and plugs it in. Still so quiet that you can have a radio going with it..run off the same gen set.
     
  4. MNGuns

    MNGuns Cut, Split, Repeat....

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    Being that is super easy to mount the engine, I may just swap on an electric I have in the shop to see how well it does. With the electric, I could split wood indoors come winter....:)
     
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    The electric powered SS is hard to beat. His runs a 3/4 HP I think. 110 AC house current.
    Like you said, you could split in a heated shop all winter, quiet as a mouse. The loudest thing is the "pusher" returning to ready position.
     
  6. Thickskin

    Thickskin ArboristSite Lurker

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    It may be faster, but I don't see $3200 worth of compnents on there. It is a couple of large steel wheets and a motor, frame, and wedge basically...
     
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    You are paying for the "technology" you know the guy that was smart enough to assemble a few inexpensive pieces and make a fast and durable splitter.
     
  8. Curlycherry1

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    And the risk of a lawsuit from someone getting hurt, and the money needed to buy inventory to assemble,and the tuition he has paid to the school of hard knocks, etc. He puts up the money and knowledge and so he should be able to charge what the market will bear.

    Reminds me of an old joke. Big company has their furnace go out on the coldest day of the year and if not fixed they would lose lots of money. So a furnace guy shows up, looks at the furnace and takes out his hammer and smacks it and the furnace comes to life. He hands the factory owner a bill for $2000. The furnace owner is irate and says "I need an itemized bill!" The guy writes out an itemized bill: Rental cost of hammer = $5. Cost of knowledge to know where to use said hammer = $1995.
     
  9. MNGuns

    MNGuns Cut, Split, Repeat....

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    1. The $3200 did include shipping, and an optional but highly recommended production table. Knock the two off the price an you are closer to $2500.

    2. Show me another splitter that has that rate of production for less money.


    :cheers:
     
  10. stihl sawing

    stihl sawing MAD DOG

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    The way i see it is you don't have to expain to anybody why you spent that much on it. It does what you want it too, So it don't matter what you paid for it. It's your money and nobody else spent a dime but you. So enjoy the 3 second split, Wish mine done it that fast. When people start sending you money to pay for it then they have the right to complain.
     
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    MNGuns Cut, Split, Repeat....

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    I assure you, I don't have to justify a thing to anybody....:D Just trying to educate the masses... :cheers:
     
  12. rmotoman

    rmotoman ArboristSite Operative

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    I agree 100%!! I will have one someday.
     
  13. Curlycherry1

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    I live by two expressions when it comes to tools:

    #1 Buy the best and only cry once.

    #2 I never threw down a high quality tool in disgust and said I wished I had bought the cheaper alternative.
     
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    Steve NW WI Unwanted Riff Raff.

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    Guns, I'll be up for some educating as soon as I get caught back up after a weeks vacation...probably be all summer at this rate.

    If you've got all your wood split before I get there, I'll bring my own :D
     
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    MNGuns Cut, Split, Repeat....

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    Come on over Steve. I got a five cord load of nice red oak being dropped off today...:)


    :givebeer:
     
  16. epicklein22

    epicklein22 One tree at a time

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    Did you find any more information on those splitters? I believe I have seen a few floating around here. I just never got the nerve to stop the persons and ask about it. The one I saw was green.
     
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    I don't know why you guys keep trying to rain on his parade??!!! Hes using it for production, he could afford it, the company has a good reputation, the resale value is high, the people that own one love it - all pluses!!!

    Congrats MNGuns!!! If I hadn't bought a Timberwolf late last year I'd be looking you up for a demo!!! I go thru Princeton every time I go to the in-laws in Wisc.
     
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    The old schooler hydraulic guys just can't accept that something like this might actually be better than their oil filled beasts.
     
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    MNGuns Cut, Split, Repeat....

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    Feel free to stop in anyways. Any AS memeber is welcome here.... :cheers:
     
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    MNGuns Cut, Split, Repeat....

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    It is a hard pill to swallow at first......:givebeer:
     
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