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Morgan Morrigan
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this is pretty sweet for smaller pieces

a couple motorcycle tires works wonders

http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=2O4SloB6uvE&feature=endscreen
 
Rick Roman
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Nice! Thanks Morgan.
 
Paul Ely
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Bicycle tubes work great for this. You can stretch them around the logs and split away without picking up sticks. Double or triple wrap the tube as needed.
 
Jeremiah wales
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For splitting wood. I wish the only wood I needed to split was dry, softwood with a nice straight grain. But most of the wood needing splitting at our place is Hardwood, not 90% dry. I would like to see a Video of splitting wood that is Hardwood like our normal wood.
 
Dale Hodgins
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I had good luck with this. It has a 22 ton RAM and big blocks can be rolled rather than lifted.

When splitting smaller blocks, I like to use it in the horizontal position for less stooping. I split some 3 ft ash rounds that were knotty. Around 300 lb per block, so rolling was hard enough.
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Bob Anders
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wood boiler is the way to go. I burn 18” rounds that are 30” long. It will take a 24” round 36” long, but I don't like to like to lift them and you have to get them in just right.

My wood oven and grill need split or tinny rounds so I set anything that should split good to the side then cutting wood.
 
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