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Old 10-26-2003, 09:28 AM   #12
somebody shut me the fark up.
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Join Date: 08-13-03
Location: St. Peters MO

Wheels are good if you have a chansaw and are cutting up your own trees. Often though, whats available is stuff cut for the fireplace. Here's how I deal with fireplace-sized round logs and limbs:

I've got something called a "monster maul." Its a big triangular piece of solid steel with a steel pipe for a handle. It will split up to a 12" round log with one solid hit. I keep splitting till the pieces are no more that 4" thick. Then I make quick work making chunks with my skill saw. For limbs of various sizes (1" to 6") I prefer using a sawzall.

If the stuff is green, I let is dry out for a few months, keeping it off the ground and away from the house to prevent termites.

Mark (STL)
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