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Well, I got my log splitter. Pics added #6866735
05/08/20 02:09 PM
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Pulled the trigger and bought a log splitter last night. I decided after a bunch of research to go with the Champion 27 ton. Reviews were good, plenty of videos on you tube with happy people and it seemed the best bargain for the money. It was about $500 cheaper than comparable models and had a slightly larger motor. It took me about an hour and a half to put it together myself. It's really a two man job but with a little hocus pocus, I was able to handle it. I've gone through about 50% of my rounds splitting so far and it's taken everything I have thrown at it. Some really knarly stuff too. I cut down a big what I believe was a Pin Oak. It was around 90 years old and had really stringy twisted grain. It blows right through it. Pops the Y's right apart with little effort. My maul would just bounce off of it and my wedges would only go in a couple inches and bounce out. I'm just about to get into the big stuff I have some monster rounds that I'm not expecting it to be able to split. They are around 3 feet across. I'll probably have to saw them in half but if it splits them whole, I'll really be impressed. Here's the model I bought. So far it's working great:

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Champion-Power-Equipment-27-Ton-224-cc-Log-Splitter-100424/302367049

Last edited by Finster; 05/08/20 04:03 PM.

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Re: Well, I got my log splitter [Re: Finster] #6866738
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Congrats !

Re: Well, I got my log splitter [Re: Finster] #6866753
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Can I borrow?


Kidding, I would put a lock on it.
I have the older 27 from cheapo.
I grease and paint the mast with used oil often.
Hydro drinker but I figure its old enough.
It'll still work ya but unlike the maul and wedges.
I keep an ax handy for the pin and white oak stickers.
pvc pipe for rollers for the huge rounds, it'll split em.

My stove is ripping pretty good right now.





Re: Well, I got my log splitter [Re: Finster] #6866754
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Congrats

Re: Well, I got my log splitter [Re: Finster] #6866756
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Nice setup

Re: Well, I got my log splitter [Re: Finster] #6866766
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congrats , get a spare lovejoy rubber spider (assuming your uses one) and inspect yours before starting if you can easily see it and if you notice it is missing rubber replace the rubber spiders are cheap , replacing both halves adds up.

27 ton will split most anything you could get in the splitter


on the big stuff I have had to 1/4 it with the chain saw to be able to move it to the splitter


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Re: Well, I got my log splitter [Re: Finster] #6866767
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I am not jealous at all really. not one little bit crazy


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Re: Well, I got my log splitter [Re: Finster] #6866780
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Good choice.
Everyone that splits by hand will say "oh, you took all the work out of it". WRONG! Splitters are 100% better than a maul or wedge/sledgehammer. However, there is still plenty of work in splitting wood.

Re: Well, I got my log splitter [Re: Finster] #6866785
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Anybody that has split hemlock knows it doesnt! My splitter makes short work of it, 36 inch rounds.


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Re: Well, I got my log splitter [Re: Finster] #6866805
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Here's a couple pics. I still haven't made it to the big stuff yet. Probably tomorrow.
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Re: Well, I got my log splitter [Re: Finster] #6866809
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Wait , whaaaat ?

You mean you didn't build it yourself , like everything else?


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Re: Well, I got my log splitter [Re: Finster] #6866811
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its dirty. whistle


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Re: Well, I got my log splitter [Re: AntiGov] #6866816
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Originally Posted by AntiGov
Wait , whaaaat ?

You mean you didn't build it yourself , like everything else?

I did. My last name is Champion! grin


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Re: Well, I got my log splitter [Re: pcr2] #6866817
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Originally Posted by pcr2
its dirty. whistle

I'll give it a wash and wax when I'm done. wink


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Re: Well, I got my log splitter [Re: Finster] #6866863
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I have an old red and black 20ton? Maybe Troy built? At any rate it goes right through big stuff (spruce/birch), well the biggest yet was 30 across. I section them like a piece of pie.
Im sure the champ will do fine.


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Re: Well, I got my log splitter [Re: Finster] #6866880
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I have an old Troy-Built 27 ton. Horizontal and vertical splitter. Only thing I had to replace was the hydraulic valve after 15-16 years of service. Looks similar to yours Finster. Couldn't be happier with it's performance.

Now go make some kids to operate it for you. smile


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Re: Well, I got my log splitter [Re: Finster] #6867084
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Get yourself a chunk of old hard plastic bedliner. Stand it up and makes life a lot easier for moving those rounds. Neighbor and I split a 150 year old oak up doing that. We would cut as deep as our bar let us then split off the chunk. We heated all winter off that and had some to spare. We only got the part that was too big for the owners buddy to handle.


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Re: Well, I got my log splitter [Re: Finster] #6867294
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Originally Posted by Finster
I'm just about to get into the big stuff I have some monster rounds that I'm not expecting it to be able to split. They are around 3 feet across. I'll probably have to saw them in half......


Im in the process of removing wood from one place and taking it to another in need. Some big stuff that requires some resizing to load.

Im axing it down by working around the outside vs quartering it down. Is this causing any adverse effect on how it will burn?


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Re: Well, I got my log splitter [Re: Finster] #6867303
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Not that I have ever seen. That's how I do big logs when camping and all I have is an axe. Burns the same.


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Re: Well, I got my log splitter [Re: Finster] #6867318
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Originally Posted by Finster
Not that I have ever seen. That's how I do big logs when camping and all I have is an axe. Burns the same.


Thanks.


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