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Re: electric wood splitter

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12-19-2013 14:31:33

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I have a 5t Speeco in basement next to wood furnace That is a great to have, use it daily to get fire started, large blacks smaller etc.

That being said it would never replace my gas splitter. Depending on type of wood it would be ideal for wood shed. It splits all the types of wood I burn.

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12-23-2013 19:48:46

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 Re: electric wood splitter in reply to jack345, 12-19-2013 14:31:33  
I have a 5 ton Speeco.I bought it when my son bought a load of tree length wood that had some big stuff in the load.You cant expect it to do the work of a 25 ton gas job.I have split wood with an axe, mauls and wedges and a sledge hammer.I have about 60 years in cutting and splitting wood.My son said the little Speeco split most of the wood he put thru it.I still split white ash with a maul but the other wood goes to the Speeco.I can put the Speeco on the tailgate of my truck and split the rounds as they are unloaded.I dont go nuts splitting wood because I know that split wood burns faster.Wood loses moisture from the ends so splitting wont make it dry faster.My cook stove needs smaller wood than the big stove in the living room.I have seen the 5 ton Speeco sell for 200 bucks on sale.You can do damage to your shoulder when a hard chuck doesnt split.You may be the bull of the woods at 21 but 76 will be different.Been there ,done that.In short dont mean mouth the little splitters,they work fine.

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