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#16 karl OFFLINE  

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Posted December 05, 2015 - 06:20 AM

I heat my house with wood,Only wood! I like checking out spliters.I find the home made ones to be functional works of art! [attachment=177700:IMG_0236.JPG

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#17 chieffan OFFLINE  

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Posted December 05, 2015 - 07:18 AM

[quote name="grnspot110" post="630312" timestamp="1449285419"]I run mine off the bucket cylinder connections on my 790, not fast, but neither am I & I work alone!  attachicon.gifHPIM3026.JPG  attachicon.gifHPIM3027.JPG  attachicon.gifHPIM3028.JPG  attachicon.gifHPIM3029.JPG[/quote

That is what I like to see! Prefer them vertical. When I was a kid and dad burnt wood. He seemed to alway get the logs that were too heavy to lift up on a horizontal beam. We often had to turn them several times and rip a section off, before we could get the wedge to the center. May be the reason I do not care to burn wood?

For me there is to much bending over for a vertical one.  Have to work on your knees and I have a bad knee and don't get down or up very well. Those big heavy logs are the best wood.  Once it is on the spliter the lifting is pretty much over with.  Just turn it and like you said, slice off a few chunks and your done.  One of those big chunks is whole nights of fireplace burning.  Love the wood heat and the exercise don't hurt a bit either.

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Posted December 05, 2015 - 07:48 AM

I was always my Daddy's favorite log splitter

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Posted December 05, 2015 - 07:51 AM

The splitter looks good & looks to be really functional too , like the other splitters as well 

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Posted December 05, 2015 - 09:24 AM

   I don't have any pics of mine but it has been made and re-made many times.  now it is about 30" of the ground with car tires and rims on there to get it up where I want it to be.  I don't get into to much stuff over 20" in diameter so picking stuff up is never really an issue.  runs on a kohler 8hp that just Idles all day long, nothing runs like a kohler !!! and I am a big briggs Stratton fan.


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Posted December 05, 2015 - 11:35 AM

chieffan, you splitter looks like the one a couple of buddies and I built back 35 years ago.

Our  pump was fastened directly to the engine with a love-joy coupling.

It didn't look like much compared to todays splitters, but it was unstoppable!.


Our splitter has been handed down to another fellow that has replaced the B&S with a HONDA and uses it often. I guess it will last another 30-40 years

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