Kindling Cracker Firewood Kindling Splitter
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If you’re using an axe, it’s not only more efficient, it’s actually safer when sharp because the blade is much less likely to be deflected. The device is fixed to a convenient vertical surface, such as a wall or post, you rest the log against the backplate, and push the blade down and through.
For the true budget-conscious consumer, the Estwing Sure Split Wedge offers a lot of savings and a hands-on approach to log splitting. Designed as a splitting wedge, the Sure Split focuses the force of a hammer into a single edge for quick and easy splitting.
You never know what you have laying around the shed which could be turned into a tinder splitting device.
While you won't conquer mighty redwoods with this log splitter, it's definitely more than adequate for the average user who just wants to keep their fireplace fueled. It’s relatively compact and, unlike many of the other wood splitters out there, is quite quaint and charming to look at.All in all, if you routinely need to cut large amounts of firewood, handle large logs, and cut hard woods such as hickory or oak, this is a tool that will serve you well. Still, thanks to its lack of smelly fumes and reasonable noise level, you could use it right inside your garage if desired, something you'd never do with a gas-powered log splitter. I found it was able to split logs that were 13 inches in diameter, but they were soft woods which does make it a bit easier.
Depending on your own strength and the striking power of the hammer you use—a sledgehammer is the best choice—you can split logs as big as 12 to 14 inches in diameter. Powered by a sturdy hammer or mallet and your own energy, the Estwing E-5 5 Lb Sure Split Wedge makes quick work of logs and is very portable. The manufacturer specifies that this log splitter is for wood up to 12 inches in diameter, although many users have successfully split much longer logs without problem.Wear safety goggles and gloves to protect yourself from fragments that break off as the wood splits.