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Posted on Problems splitting a log, help needed

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#1 posted 02-18-2018 11:02 PM

Looks like the firewood I used to split; major pain in the butt.
Get a “wood grenade” (a type of sdplitting wedge, they are wider than a standard wedge). Use the wood grenade in the end of the log, in the already created split, as close as possible to one of the wedges already in the log (you are trying to retrieve the wedge at this point). Use the two wedges alternately to free the rest of the wedges.
When using the wedges:
1. do not drive the wedge all the way into the wood, leave enough space to a. tap on the side back and forth to remove the wedge before it’s stuck. b. place another wedge next to the first to create a “double wedge”.
2. Use the wedge in the end of the log first to try to define a split all the way through the log, so you can
3. Use additional wedges in the back of the log to force the log apart.

4. Remove all the wedges (good luck) and use a chainsaw to cut the log.

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