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flyingbassman5 01-29-2013 09:22 PM

Need some help..Ways to chunk split wood??
 
So after the big saturday of splitting wood, I've enough hickory to last me a good long while. The only problem I have now is how to get it cut down to chunks that are usable in my cookers. I've pondered a few of the possibilities and haven't come up with a good way to do it. Power tools WILL be involved though! :clap2:

Are there any brethren out there that have done this before? How did you get your splits cut down into chunks? Let it be know, I do not currently have access to a chain saw nor would I want to try to cut hundreds of 3" pieces with one..

I do have, however, a small (12" I think) miter saw, jigsaw(not that it would do much good), and hand grinder with wood cutting blade. Anybody think I could make due with just those?

Dirtbuddy 01-29-2013 09:24 PM

Lets see the size of what you are looking to break down.

I'd think a miter saw & axe combo should do the trick.

thaberberger 01-29-2013 09:30 PM

Mitre saw, for sure. That's what my team does. Just make sure the logs are split small enough to be safe --- it's very easy to jam the blade in larger logs (at least for an idiot like me).

Bludawg 01-29-2013 09:31 PM

I only use chunks in the UDS i run a split on my table saw to make chunks or I use a chain saw, A saws all will work too.

flyingbassman5 01-29-2013 09:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dirtbuddy (Post 2347184)
Lets see the size of what you are looking to break down.

I'd think a miter saw & axe combo should do the trick.

Instead of upping another pic, here is the link to the original thread I posted bragging about our victory! :biggrin1:

http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/sh...d.php?t=151976

Most of the wood was split into 1/4ths but the hickory I picked out I split down to 1/8ths.

HankB 01-29-2013 09:52 PM

Depending on how much wood and how energetic I feel I'll saw to length using a bow saw or a chain saw. If you're concerned about chain saw oil in your wood, use canola oil or biodegradeable bar oil.

I always cut to length and then split later. In my case, since I'm using chunks in a WSM, length is 3-4" long. In the chain saw world, what I cut are called cookies and they split real easy with a 3/4 axe.

BobM 01-29-2013 09:55 PM

I use a 10" power miter saw.

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bbqbull 01-29-2013 09:57 PM

If they are 3

























If they are 3 inch splits I would let them dry and split them with a splitting maul.
Otherwise rent a wood splitter for a day and invite a few friends to help.

funugy 01-29-2013 10:00 PM

As long as the splits are small enough you should be able to get by easily with your chop saw

Dirtbuddy 01-29-2013 10:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by flyingbassman5 (Post 2347195)
Instead of upping another pic, here is the link to the original thread I posted bragging about our victory! :biggrin1:

http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/sh...d.php?t=151976

Most of the wood was split into 1/4ths but the hickory I picked out I split down to 1/8ths.

Gaud daum thats a nice haul!

flyingbassman5 01-29-2013 10:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bbqbull (Post 2347231)
If they are 3

























If they are 3 inch splits I would let them dry and split them with a splitting maul.
Otherwise rent a wood splitter for a day and invite a few friends to help.

The wood is already split. I just need to take what I way and cut it down to chunks. 3" was just a number I threw out on a wim. When I actually cut it, I'll just eye ball it.

Dirtbuddy 01-29-2013 10:22 PM

Oh, and miter saw should do the trick for you just fine.

yakdung 01-29-2013 10:26 PM

I use my bandsaw.

garzanium 01-29-2013 10:28 PM

I use my Fiskars X27 for splitting and my X7 hatchet for cutting into smaller "kindling" pieces using this method. I dont cut into chunks- just use the smaller pieces to create smaller wood if cooking in the smaller grill.

Pappy 01-29-2013 11:19 PM

Tablesaw


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