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    In real life

    Anybody ever use one of these in real life? do they work as well at the wood pile as they do in the film?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_olacH1hlWg
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    Re: In real life

    They work great on the wood that he's using them on. On the oak, hackberry, hickory, and sweetgum that I split on a regular basis you're going to have a rough day.
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    Re: In real life

    He is demonstrating on rather dry and straight grained birch which splits fairly easily.

    I haven't tested this tool in particular but I have strong suspicions that it fits into a growing family of Finnish log splitting gadgets invented by and made for the growing number of neo-helpless city dwellers who own a cabin in the country. They lack the minimum amount of skill required to use an axe efficiently and neither do they split enough wood to make a tractor powered splitter or even an electric-hydraulic splitter worthwhile. They use so little fire wood per year that they can afford to discard those logs that do not split easily.

    Theese log splitting contraptions are taking on epidemic proportions...... and we country people just shake our heads.........

    However this particular splitter may be worth it's cost for someone who is suffering from worn out schoulder joints or a bad back and cannot handle an axe for medical reasons......
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    Re: In real life

    Quote Originally Posted by art3427 View Post
    Anybody ever use one of these in real life? do they work as well at the wood pile as they do in the film?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_olacH1hlWg
    I got something better.

    Remember - My PRIMARY heat source is firewood

    I buy all my wood cut and split - delivered.

    No need for any such thing
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