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Chopper 1 splitting notes

chopper 1 notes 2010

I noticed the other day one of the springs must have fallen out of the Chopper 1 axe.

It seems to continue to split with no problems.

This time I've decided to find a more local option for spring replacement if I can remember to put it on the list for the next hardware store trip.

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How about the smart log splitter?

With regard to safety it seems like a big improvement over an axe. The wegde holds the wood in place untill the weight strikes it. And the guide always keeps the wedge vertical.

Comment by Roland_Smith Sat Dec 25 03:50:37 2010

It seems to have little trouble even with big logs. See the video.

Comment by Roland_Smith Sat Dec 25 04:04:01 2010
We've got some kind of splitter a bit like that, but we never really used it. It feels like the traditional swing and split action of an ax or maul does the job fastest --- putting a log into an alternative splitter takes more time than splitting it with an ax. On the other hand, Mark loves to try out new gadgets... :-)
Comment by anna Sat Dec 25 14:17:42 2010

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