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#1 powerking56 OFFLINE  

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Posted September 01, 2012 - 08:45 PM

We decided that it was time to move up from a splitting maul to something a bit easier on me and quite a bit faster so did some internet research and looked at a couple used ones, man if they are looking to sell it is junk and expensive junk too. Looked at a bunch of new ones and ended up with the middle sized offering from Tractor Supply. Honda engine and 28 ton rating. What it doesn't split it will "cut" on the way down thru it. This one splits horizontal or vertical, nice to not have to lift the big rounds up onto the rail!!

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Posted September 01, 2012 - 08:53 PM

What wood splitter? I only see a power king! LOL! Just kidding of course, very nice splitter! :thumbs:
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Posted September 01, 2012 - 09:29 PM

Looks like a nice unit. I hope you get many years of use out of it.
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Posted September 01, 2012 - 09:32 PM

Very nice splitter.. Your going to love having one.. Find yourself a table for the piece you split but still want to split again..
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Posted September 02, 2012 - 04:41 AM

That's a good looking wood splitter.
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Posted September 02, 2012 - 05:44 AM

That should get the job done. 28 tons - that's a lot of splittin power. I assume it's a 2 stage pump. That would pop most wood into pieces without even grunting. When I first used one, maybe in the late 1970's my father bought Apple wood from a farmer who was cutting out an old orchard. Man that stuff was nasty and without the splitter we would have been there forever. The vertical is nice for large stuff. I remember it taking 2 of us to lift large rounds onto the splitter.
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Posted September 02, 2012 - 07:24 AM

Nice unit Peter, it will serve you well.

Very similar to the one my Dad has. He built a tin "house" for the motor and pump as it spends a good bit of time outside and he got water in a couple of places it shouldn't have been able to get to (oils & gas). He just pulls the cover off when he uses it and sits it back on when done splitting.

Sure beats tarping it all the time.
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Posted September 02, 2012 - 09:57 AM

It is so nice when you can get something to relieve doing a task manually. The splitter should serve you well for years to come and make your life a bit easier.
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Posted September 02, 2012 - 11:35 PM

I'm a "vertical splitter guy" all the way! Sit on a round next to the control, have a bunch of rounds within arm's reach and/or "pickaroon hook" reach and go at it. When you run out of pieces in reach, stand up and round up some more... And then the best part, sit down again!:D I never bothered to use the one I built horizontal after one vertical splitting session with it. If you have kids (teens) working with you, you can let THEM split horizontal and lift all that wood! 28 ton is plenty for all but the curliest of wood and like you say, you can "start 'em" with a saw.
No more maul? Now you'll have to start :p "watching that gut"! :p :dancingbanana:
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Posted September 03, 2012 - 10:58 AM

They are a great tool for sure, as TG said a table would be nice.

P.S. you also have a 28 ton press, I have used mine a lot as a press.
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Posted September 03, 2012 - 01:14 PM

They are a great tool for sure, as TG said a table would be nice.

P.S. you also have a 28 ton press, I have used mine a lot as a press.

L
ike John said.. its a press with a splitting head on it. Care what you use it for but they work wonders for changing ujoints on axles..

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Posted September 03, 2012 - 01:48 PM

They are a great tool for sure, as TG said a table would be nice.

P.S. you also have a 28 ton press, I have used mine a lot as a press.


I never thought of that, put a block in front of the wedge and you have a great way to break the bead on tractor tires.

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Posted September 04, 2012 - 05:54 AM

Definately a smart move-Most log splitters we see for sale cheap- under 20ton, arn't log splitters at all-more like twig benders.




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