log splitter Q

anyone use one of those sliding hammer log splitters? If so what do you think of them. I have a small amount of wood to split and dont need a big thing. Also would prefer to do it the easiest way possible. Already broke the handle on my axe!
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Check the rental places. They make a small electric splitter. Maybe they have one to rent for small jobs.
From Mel & Donnie in Bluebird Valley
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On Jan 4, 1:27am, snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com wrote:

Making firewood out of axe handles, huh? Been there & done that. Now I use a splitting maul with a fiberglass handle. It's beat up near the tip but has never broken. They also make a rubber bumper for axes & mauls that slide up to the head. The rubber takes the blow on a miss and usually prevents breakage. In answer your question, I've never used one because it looked like it took a lot more of my energy than the old fashion way.
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On Jan 4, 2:27am, snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com wrote:

1st question: what kind of wood is it. If it is Elm, don't wast your time. I have used every device know or created by man and hydraulic is the best. If it is a large amount of wood rent one. If not, buy the wedge shape with a fiberglass handle. Swinging anything with moving parts that ends in sudden impact ain't smart. On a medical note, be in shape or take your time. This is healthy but hard work. If you re going to split by hand stand the wood up inside a couple of old tires. This will keep the split wood from falling down or flying all over the work area.
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