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!
On Jan 4, 3:51 pm, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
The easy answer is that they work *great* but I think you need to be a
little more specific in what you are asking about. Log splitters come
in so many varieties that it might be better to describe what you want
to do and ask if someone what size log splitter they would recommend.
There's 4-ton manual splitters, 12-ton air driven splitters, a whole
range of electric and gas powered splitters, etc.
re: Two pump handles on one bottle jack
I guess that could mean "two speed" if one arm moved faster than the
If I were marketing this device I'd have used "variable speed pump"
since the user can determine how fast he moves the handles.
"Variable speed" sounds even more impressive than "two speed." <g>
"two-speed" is standard hydraulic pump terminology. Ram moves
fast(er) until the load comes on and then it shifts to slow speed but
more power, i.e., each stroke at the "fast" speed produces more oil
pumped, on the slow speed, less oil per stroke, thus more power.
Don't ask how they do it. I would have liked a 2 speed on my real
As for all the manual powered splitters there isn't one of them worth
a tinker's damn as long as a person is capable of swinging a decent
splitting maul. The maul will be far faster and probably less effort
They are useful for the handicapped or aged people.
Bottom line, you have to do the same work no matter how. One quick
swing with a fairly heavy (10 lb) maul or a lot of pumps on a jack.
on 1/4/2008 8:36 PM DerbyDad03 said the following:
"Double speed" would be even better. Having only one pump handle on a
bottle jack requires that you pull the handle to pump the fluid into the
jack, then you have to push the handle back to start the next pump
action. With 2 handles, while you are resetting one handle, the other
handle is being pulled to pump the fluid. Alternating pumping and
resetting with each handle, therefore doubling the pump action. I guess
that would be faster.
Think of a cross country skier with only one ski pole, and then a CC
skier with two ski poles. Which one would go faster?
I took my fiberglass handled maul splitter and mounted it with a pivot point
at the base of the handle by simply drilling a hole. Got a stump. Made a
bracket to connect the two. My maul now works on gravity. You set your
piece of wood on the stump and align it. You lift the maul head to vertical
and release. It falls and whacks the piece. At times I will help it out
with a bungee on bigger pieces.
I have a large log splitter, so I only need one to make smaller pieces for
kindling and firesrtarting. I don't trust myself with an axe or hatchet to
split the smaller pieces. This works so simply.
Now, if you got bigger pieces to split, buy a splitter or learn how to use
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