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Neat little contraption..... THE STICKLER wood splitter


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#1 nra1ifer OFFLINE  

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Posted December 08, 2010 - 04:29 AM

Neat little contraption..... THE STICKLER wood splitter. Does anyone use this thing? "The Stickler In Action" video make it look like child's play.

The Stickler - The Most Efficient Log Splitter Ever Designed

I could see me making a splitting setup using this, powered by my Cub 123. I could use the 90* drive that runs the #1 tiller. Hmmmmmmm. That gets me thinking....!!

Edited by nra1ifer, December 08, 2010 - 04:39 AM.

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Posted December 08, 2010 - 05:37 AM

They are a good idea,BUT as with any kind of equipment,can be very dangerous.My neighbor almost lost an arm to one of those,he somehow got his coat sleeve caught on it and it tore his arm up really badly.
As far as splitting wood goes,they do work well though.

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Posted December 08, 2010 - 05:40 AM

They are a good idea,BUT as with any kind of equipment,can be very dangerous.My neighbor almost lost an arm to one of those,he somehow got his coat sleeve caught on it and it tore his arm up really badly.
As far as splitting wood goes,they do work well though.


Yes, "safety first", as always.

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Posted December 08, 2010 - 05:53 AM

Looks like something you would see on the Speed Racer car LOL.

I would have to see one in person.

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Posted December 08, 2010 - 05:56 AM

I could see me making a splitting setup using this, powered by my Cub 123. I could use the 90* drive that runs the #1 tiller. Hmmmmmmm. That gets me thinking....!!


I think I would rather see it powered from a pto as jacking the car up to get both drive tires off the ground and then removing one tire would be a little of a pain where using a pto and being able to back the tractor up to the woodpile would be so much easier.

That is the other thing I thought about, if your wood pile is on the side of a hill you surely don't want to be jacking your car or truck up on the side of the hill and I wouldn't want to be hauling the wood twice.

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Posted December 08, 2010 - 06:41 AM

Seems like it works well.... Although I would have to see it In person before I bought one.
That was some pretty straight grain wood he was splitting too.....

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Posted December 08, 2010 - 06:44 AM

Seems like it works well.... Although I would have to see it In person before I bought one.
That was some pretty straight grain wood he was splitting too.....


I cut/split/burn white or red oak, so it would probably work well. I might have to check it out.

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Posted December 08, 2010 - 06:59 AM

There where splitters like this being sold in the 1970's during the energy crunch/wood burning craze. They do work pretty well, especially on nice straight grain wood. They were sold as an attachment for you pickup wheel, tractor PTO and as a free standing unit powered by a gas engine. I helped a guy split wood with one and it worked ok. His was on a PTO on the back of a tractor.It was a little low to use and you end up bending over a little all day handling chunks of wood. If you were using a pickup wheel to power it you would really have to be bent over all the time.

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Posted December 08, 2010 - 08:09 AM

Yup those have been around for a long time, they are only as good as your set up to power them and they like straight grained wood. The first time I ever saw one it was a demo at a home show and the guy was using an Opel Kadet station wagon to power it so that ought to tell you how long ago it was.....
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Posted December 08, 2010 - 09:53 AM

Looks far more dangerous than the average hydraulic splitter! You can use a hydraulic splitter pretty safe by yourself, as you have a hand on the hydraulic valve during the entire actual splitting process. If you slipped into this thing while by yourself, you're getting cored!

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Posted December 08, 2010 - 11:54 AM

There was a unit sold that fit the Gravelys called the Unicorn splitter. Same process as this one. There was one vid of it out there showing a guy almost loosing his fingers when the wood stopped splitting and caught on the horn. Kinda llike a run away 1/2 inch drill with pipe handles, it will beat you to death.


Here is a vid of the gravely unicorn.
YouTube - Thackery Unicorn Log Splitter for Gravely

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Posted December 08, 2010 - 11:56 AM

The way that guy kept leaning over in line with the rotation sure made me nervous. all it would take is one little tough spot for it to grab and start whipping a log around like a mace.

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Posted December 08, 2010 - 01:15 PM

The way that guy kept leaning over in line with the rotation sure made me nervous. all it would take is one little tough spot for it to grab and start whipping a log around like a mace.


:ditto:

Did you see the foot wear that guy had on!

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Posted December 08, 2010 - 04:58 PM

I also noticed that the wheels were jacked up and spinning on that gravely. It would be nice to be able to run the PTO without the wheels turning.

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Posted December 08, 2010 - 07:17 PM

When we were in High School, we'd do a "B" movie night once in a while. Saw some sleepers, and some junk.

One that stuck in my head (junk) was "Death Race 2000". It was awful, but this death machine would've fit right in.

That may be harsh, but I'd hate for anyone to get hurt with one.

IMO, the following video is only "slightly" more dangerous.

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