Some one is bound to lose a hand at some point here..

Discussion in 'The Bench' started by jay3000, Sep 12, 2019.

  1. jay3000

    jay3000 Well-Known Member

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  2. hugger

    hugger Well-Known Member

    Dont think any would be OSHA approved ha
  3. Luxus

    Luxus Gold Level Contributor

    I couldn't even watch the thing until the end. All I could think about is one of them tripping or something and ...
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  4. hugger

    hugger Well-Known Member

    As dangerous as the motor driven ones were the coil spring leverage powered deal looked all kinds of sketchy ha, needs to quit bending over like that ha
  5. gstewart

    gstewart Well-Known Member

    I guess anything is better that splitting wood with an ax. I have split many a cord of wood in my day. I have even used a home made buzz saw attached to a tractor that drove the belt.
  6. StfSocal

    StfSocal Well-Known Member

    While those are cringe worthy, some of those machines only need a couple guides, some safety guards, and a big red kill switch within easy shot of the operator. Then they'd be really trick.
  7. pbr400

    pbr400 68GS400

    But that’s not what they’d get (if sold to the public). They’d all get plastic guards you have to lift to put in each log, a lock on that guard that has to be latched to allow the blade to move, a control switch that wouldn’t lock so you have to step away to turn on the blade, metal guards covering every moving part, 37 bright yellow stickers warning you that you might mash a finger, bump you head, or die if you set it up on a hill, and a 200 page warning manual with fewer than ten actual instructions on running it. And an allen wrench to assemble it.
  8. Mike B in SC

    Mike B in SC Well-Known Member

    And don't forget, "This Device May Cause Cancer If Used In California"!
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  9. JoeBlog

    JoeBlog Platinum Level Contributor

    I watched the entire video, waiting to be impressed. Didn’t happen. Really? Not ONE of those devices were LS powered? You can’t even find a go kart without one!
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  10. bw1339

    bw1339 Well-Known Member

    The manual for the machine may cause cancer in California too.
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  11. dynaflow

    dynaflow shiftless...

    ...only watched a few minutes, but they were just doing easy straight-grained and soft wood, especially cross cuts with ax head rig. I wouldn't bother with what they were splitting. Try an oak crotch, or gnarly apple. I don't even do those anymore, but do miss smell of apple burning.
  12. Eric

    Eric Founders Club Member

    These spliters are all from
    Fargo, North Dakota...
  13. dynaflow

    dynaflow shiftless...

    ...I thought that was chipper territory...:rolleyes:
  14. Quick Buick

    Quick Buick Arlington Wa

    Good news we all have a expiration date. Live life to the fullest.. Id rather split fire wood than search u-tube videos about life..
  15. jay3000

    jay3000 Well-Known Member

    Sweet gum is the worst
  16. stump puller455

    stump puller455 1970 GS 455

    never seen this in sunny palm beach
  17. 2manybuicks

    2manybuicks Platinum Level Contributor

    I love the manual spring-loaded one. Cool idea.

    Needs to dress it up like one of those old water-sipping birds.

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