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Unread 01-29-2013, 09:22 PM   #1
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Question 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!

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

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

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.
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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.
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I use a 10" power miter saw.

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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.
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As long as the splits are small enough you should be able to get by easily with your chop saw
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Instead of upping another pic, here is the link to the original thread I posted bragging about our victory!

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!
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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.
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Oh, and miter saw should do the trick for you just fine.
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I use my bandsaw.
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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.
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