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Not a whole lot but I'm definitely in gear to get as much done as I can. Started on some maple, cherry, hawthorn, and ash. :thumbsup:










Got a bunch more pallets too.




Got a lot more where the wood and pallets came from as well!!
 

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It's the Stihl PA80 splitting maul. It's a badass maul - worth every penny as far as I'm concerned. Hands down it's the best maul I've ever used. :yup:
 

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Ive been cuttin and splitting here too for next year. I have always split my wood by hand also for my own use as well as selling it to others in the fall. I kinda enjoy it. Gets the blood pumping.:) I like the looks of that STIHL maul. But i haven't had good luck with wooden handles.....
 
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It's the original handle but the wood of the handle below the head has a couple gouges out of it but it's overall in really good shape. Then again it should be rather robust for the price of $90. I've prolly split well over 50 face cords with it so far and it'll be a long time before I need to replace it (I hope).


And I love splitting by hand too. Not as productive as a splitter with a lift tray and a 6 wedge but it's great exercise and it can be quite relaxing. Definitely feels accomplishing! I don't mind the extra work it takes to split wood by hand but that's cuz I'm only 30. I may change my tune when I'm 50 but we'll see.... :)
 

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It's the Stihl PA80 splitting maul. It's a badass maul - worth every penny as far as I'm concerned. Hands down it's the best maul I've ever used. :yup:

That IS a big bastard, isn't it ! Have you tried the mechanical maul with the little fingers that spread the log open when hit ? A friend had one and I was fairly impressed with it on dry wood, never tried on anything green though.

Any other thoughts on these ? I'll be getting one soon and want some input, thanks !
 

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My little woodchucking buddy! How the hell are ya? Been cutting and splitting myself. Hauled another load home friday, sweet I am back on 4-10's and fridays off. I try and plan my work on the ranch days, or woodcutting on fridays. It's tah time of year for me, mow grass, and split wood.
 

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I ordered in the Husqvarna 32" 7lb splitting maul the other day, looks awesome. The 30" 4.65 pounder should be in on Tuesday. I'm liking the looks of their tools.
 

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Not a whole lot but I'm definitely in gear to get as much done as I can. Started on some maple, cherry, hawthorn, and ash. :thumbsup:





Got a lot more where the wood and pallets came from as well!!

Big fan of the BF All Terrain tires:rock2:
 

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My little woodchucking buddy! How the hell are ya? Been cutting and splitting myself. Hauled another load home friday, sweet I am back on 4-10's and fridays off. I try and plan my work on the ranch days, or woodcutting on fridays. It's tah time of year for me, mow grass, and split wood.



Doing good Norm. Spend the week in Maine last week with my wife and mother. T'was a nice trip, glad my mom got out of the house for a week. She and my dad had plans to go up there sometime this year but obviously that can't happen now. Glad she made it up though, she needed a small break from all the craziness from last year......
 

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My manual choices for splitting
I mainly use them for making kindling, I've got the ole' reliable MTD 27 ton splitter for the real work.

 

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i'm still useing the same maul that i bought 10 years ago. it's weighs 8 pounds and it does the job good. i forgot what the name of it. but it does the job thou.
 

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I use a trusty old MTD horizontal/vertical splitter, none of my wood is
suited for manual splitting and neither am I.

Same here. I could split wood all day by hand. Then I'd need a solid week of pain meds and alcoholism to get over it. Splitting wood with a hydraulic splitter is hard enough.
 

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i'm planing on getting one this income tax time so i can speed up my wood cutting and selling production LOL.
 
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