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Re: Splitting maul recomendations? [Re: Providence Farm] #7478143
01/29/22 09:23 PM
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Wood handle has worked well enough for me to where I don't see a reason to switch. Mine is the straight wood handle. I haven't tried those that have a unique shape/bend in the handle.

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Re: Splitting maul recomendations? [Re: Providence Farm] #7478166
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The 8 lb fiskars has worked great for the past few years. Their x27 axe works good on smaller stuff, considerably lighter than the maul.


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Re: Splitting maul recomendations? [Re: Providence Farm] #7478170
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Thanks gus lots of great sugestions. Some high priced ones also.:0.

I bet i can find the fiskers 4lb splitting ax locally so will give it a try. I think its to light but willing to take advis3 and try it. Also its risk free if it is to light for me it should be great for my boys. I can always get a heavy one. I always like the heavy ones for a crack instead of a bounce. But im always willing to take advice and try something new.

Thanks again.

And if i see an 8lb also i will pick it up at the same time. No use making another trip and I will always be able to use it. You would think i would fix that log splitter but i just never really liked them. To much noise and seems to be slower unledd its really tough splitting wood.

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Re: Splitting maul recomendations? [Re: Providence Farm] #7478199
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look up the fiskars warranty you may need to save the receipt , you can eventually beat the heads off those also but they will replace it

wedge geometry matters


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Re: Splitting maul recomendations? [Re: Providence Farm] #7478203
01/29/22 10:08 PM
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A maul (or mall) is where you go shop. I use a go-devil (a southern term). I have an 8lb. and a 6 lber. The 8lb takes a little more oomph than the 6lber, but it all boils back to physics: force, work, velocity......
I have found good dry wood splits better with a go-devil than green. It is good exercise though.


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Re: Splitting maul recomendations? [Re: Scout1] #7478250
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Originally Posted by Scout1
It is good exercise though.
I like to think it is good excercise, but sometimes I wonder if it is hard on our backs

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Re: Splitting maul recomendations? [Re: AJE] #7478273
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Originally Posted by AJE
Originally Posted by Scout1
It is good exercise though.
I like to think it is good excercise, but sometimes I wonder if it is hard on our backs


I wasn't splitting , just bucking and loading I think I did about a 100 squats today

, going to feel that tomorrow , but it feels good to get out and cut

had great weather 20 and sunny so I can work in thermals and a sweatshirt

trailer was squatting a bit to much so I had to leave 5 rounds in the woods , wish I had a tandem axle trailer to take more weight but more trips it is.


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Re: Splitting maul recomendations? [Re: AJE] #7478289
01/29/22 11:42 PM
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Originally Posted by AJE
Originally Posted by Scout1
It is good exercise though.
I like to think it is good excercise, but sometimes I wonder if it is hard on our backs

Like any other exercise, good form is important! Every 16 year in America should have to split at least 1 cord of wood on their 16th Bday. It builds character.

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Re: Splitting maul recomendations? [Re: Outlaw99] #7478295
01/29/22 11:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Outlaw99
https://www.halderusa.com/PM/Hand-T...ith-cast-iron-housing-and-hickory-handle

This, paired with their splitting wedge is the best that money can buy. I burn non stop from October through March. I burn ash, elm, mulberry, locust and hackberry exclusively and I hand split it all. This combination will handle the nastiest knottiest wood, and it splits the easy straight grained stuff like ash with ease

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Re: Splitting maul recomendations? [Re: Providence Farm] #7478304
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I sell 35-45 cords of firewood most every year. All of it is some form of soft wood...mostly pine. In past years before I purchased a pneumatic (flywheel) splitter, I would split it all by hand. I tried everything from the heavy mauls to the expensive German mauls.
Hands down the best one is my Fiskars X27.
For my type of wood its about speed to split each round I'm able to accomplish this with the lighter Fiskars. There's something about that maul that is makes it feel good and well balanced in the hand...swings very nicely and doesn't make you tired.
I wouldn't hesitate to pick another one up...in fact I might do that just in case they go out of stock!

Re: Splitting maul recomendations? [Re: 330-Trapper] #7478327
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Yessir, and itís worth every penny. There is no recreation in the amount of wood I split and burn every year. You get what you pay for. Like I said, if you arenít splitting a ton, or youíre just dealing with a lot of straight grained, soft, or easy splitting wood, itís probably not necessary. For me, and the types I deal with, nothing else Iíve tried is in the same league. Iíll go through one of the plastic hammer heads about once every 16 months. I like the replaceable parts as well,


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Re: Splitting maul recomendations? [Re: Providence Farm] #7478329
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Re: Splitting maul recomendations? [Re: Providence Farm] #7478330
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Originally Posted by Scout1

Like any other exercise, good form is important! Every 16 year in America should have to split at least 1 cord of wood on their 16th Bday. It builds character.


July and August birthdays might ask to split at 15 1/2


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Re: Splitting maul recomendations? [Re: Providence Farm] #7478353
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Slower speed + higher mass = 8 pounder.
Faster speed + lower mass = 6 pounder.

At this point I prefer the 6 pounder with the mechanical advantage of the slight wedges on the rear half of the mail.

The Monster Maul is a wicked tool. It can get out of control very easily if a glancing blow off the wood wends it flying.

A favorite maul is a classic fireside maul made by Snow & Neally in Bangor, Maine. Good looks and cool wood handle. Nice to keep in the wood box on the porch to split some kindling and small pieces to start a fire in the wood stove.
Estwing also makes a good fireside maul. Good, but not classic looking.


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Re: Splitting maul recomendations? [Re: Providence Farm] #7478363
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I have used a couple of lb mauls for years. I put fiberglass handles in them a few years back and they are still good. I have one of the monster mauls, tried it once and went back to the smaller ones. You wont break the big one, but the smaller one do the job easier. Read the wood and it will tell you how to split it.

Re: Splitting maul recomendations? [Re: Providence Farm] #7478369
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Be sure to get a Pickaroon!!!! Those are second most important tool for firewood processing. will save your back!!


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Re: Splitting maul recomendations? [Re: Feedinggrounds] #7478430
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Originally Posted by Feedinggrounds
Be sure to get a Pickaroon!!!! Those are second most important tool for firewood processing. will save your back!!


Had to look it up. I have seen them before now know what they are for. Do you like a picharoon or hookaroon better?

Re: Splitting maul recomendations? [Re: GREENCOUNTYPETE] #7478437
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Originally Posted by GREENCOUNTYPETE
Originally Posted by Scout1

Like any other exercise, good form is important! Every 16 year in America should have to split at least 1 cord of wood on their 16th Bday. It builds character.


July and August birthdays might ask to split at 15 1/2

I can see that!


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Re: Splitting maul recomendations? [Re: Northof50] #7478439
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Originally Posted by Northof50
6 pounder with wood handle
remember to work the edges then split the center
once you take the rings on the outside off that hold the tree together, then easy to do center splits
ever wonder how a barrel is held together. remove one lathe and it falls apart.


^^^ Ditto.

A lot of wood will fall apart with just an axe if you bust it up "tangentially." But I keep the whole collection of tools on hand for the uncooperative stuff.

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Re: Splitting maul recomendations? [Re: Mike in A-town] #7478473
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Gransfors bruks make a nice one. Bought one last year and it works really well. Spendy, but cheap isn't good and good isnt cheap.

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