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Old 04-22-2014, 07:40 AM   #1
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Old 04-22-2014, 08:35 AM   #2
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He seems to think so, too. That species of wood splits easy. But if it makes him look as strong as Arnold to his girlfriend, hey, good for him.

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Looks like a lot of work.

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I wouldn't say one way or the other unless / until I've used it. It seems the axe head is made to automatically give the little twist that experienced splitters use. I'm almost never so lucky as to get something with no knots and no twist / gnarly grain - that's the stuff that eats up splitting time.
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Interesting concept, but I would like to see him do it with a gnarly old hunk of pine or something. That stuff looks like it would split easily with my hammer claw.
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Yeah you won't do that with elm.
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That was 7-1/2 minutes of watching a guy chop wood. That’s 7-1/2 minutes of my life that I will never get back.
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That was 7-1/2 minutes of watching a guy chop wood. That’s 7-1/2 minutes of my life that I will never get back.
Heck, I only watched him chop 3 logs and posted the video.
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I like the way those logs fit right inside that tire to help hold it up.
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Yeah you won't do that with elm.
Why would you want to chop elm? Oak and Hickory are about all I burn. Elm's even hard to split on a splitter.
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Heck, I only watched him chop 3 logs and posted the video.
Then you missed the best part bro.
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Why would you want to chop elm? Oak and Hickory are about all I burn. Elm's even hard to split on a splitter.
If there is one on your property and you cut it down?
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Why would you want to chop elm? Oak and Hickory are about all I burn. Elm's even hard to split on a splitter.
I burn a lot of elm because its FREE. I'm friends with the head of the city maintenance department. Every spring when they start trimming and cleaning up the storm damage I get a couple dump truck loads. They even deliver, like Christmas in April to have the winters wood dumped in your yard for free.

Edit to add: He's making kindling out of that wood though. I would have made 4 chunks and called it good.
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I like the way those logs fit right inside that tire to help hold it up.
That's the best thing I learned from this video.

I've chopped a fair amount of wood in Alaska. Birch splits like whatever he's splitting, but this axe does seem to make it easier. Spruce is a pain, the knots really hold it together.
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SOOOOO BOOOORING. All I can say is I'm glad this wasn't posted in the awesome youtube thread
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The tire trick I've seen before and it can definitely be helpful.

I collect all my own firewood and heat the house with an outdoor wood boiler. I cut lengths of about 2' and split them with a maul. When I get really knotty pieces I toss them on my spitter. I used to use the splitter more but figured the maul was usually much faster.

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Much easier than a maul or axe.
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That's the best thing I learned from this video.
I make a fairly big circle of the stuff, and use a hold down strap to keep the bunch together tight. No more bending over to pick up the piece you want to split.

Here's another tip, but it can be dangerous. If you have a loose pile of fairly small - medium sized stuff sitting on the ground, you can walk into the pile and swing one handed - split them without picking them up again. This goes really really fast, but count your toes before and after you do it.
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Much easier than a maul or axe.
Pretty impressive, I'd say.
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Pretty impressive, I'd say.
It looks to be dried, with drying cracks and cup shake. It isn't American Elm, either - the grain isn't intertwined enough. If he was doing that with green American Elm of that diameter, I'd go buy one of those splitters without trying it out first.

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