Amazing Tools #1: Palax Power100S Firewood Processor

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Blog entry by Gary Fixler posted 06-09-2009 11:15 AM 5562 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I come across some pretty amazing woodworking/woodprocessing tools online during my nightly research escapades – things I think the majority of the LJs crowd hasn’t seen (like me) – so I thought I’d make a little series to highlight some of the cooler, or rarer things I unearth. First up, one of the most convenient tools I’ve seen for processing entire trunks into firewood in a timely fashion.

I have a bittersweet feeling when I see tools this efficient at handling trees. They grow so slowly, it almost seems disrespectful to handle them so rapidly, and emotionlessly. Still, I have to be impressed by the tech itself. It’s a sweet machine.

-- Gary, Los Angeles, video game animator

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#1 posted 06-09-2009 04:59 PM

All I know is that it would take some serious hydralic pressure to push that wood through to be split. Most spliters are in the 37 ton class and then it will only do a single split. That thing has to be in the 500 ton or more.


-- alaskan79, Michigan

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#2 posted 06-09-2009 09:09 PM

Definitely a serious piece of equipment. Makes me thing of farm machinery. When Wheat was planted by had, harvest with a scythe and threshed with a flail, it took 1.5 hours to produce a bushel. Today, with mechanization and combines with 30+ foot headers, it is in the bushels per second range. That must put cords in the per hour rather than per day range :-))

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#3 posted 03-05-2010 10:10 PM

That’s super cool.

-- Kerry Drake, Loudon NH,

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