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Another "Donation" Need Saw Recommendations

loco_engrloco_engr Posts: 3,673
edited 12:23AM in EggHead Forum
Former neighbor asked me if I wanted some Applewood.
Duh! :lol:
I same day, I received some "pre-paid" :silly:
Pecan wood from a fellow worker that I "bribed" with some ribs. :woohoo:
I used a 14" cut-off saw for the smaller Pecan and even then, it was not pretty! :ohmy: :sick:
I do own a chain saw for the bigger pieces, but was curious what the self "chunkers" :ermm: use and would recommend.
Thanks!

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Comments

  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 28,817
    Loco,

    I would usean axe to split and then the cut saw to do the chunks

    Steve

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • loco_engrloco_engr Posts: 3,673
    LS:

    Even if they are about 3' or longer?
  • FlaPoolmanFlaPoolman Posts: 11,675
    sawzall works good to shorten them up first and easier than a chain saw
  • RipnemRipnem Posts: 5,511
    Dan,

    Steve's right. Split them into something skinny and long and then chunk them up into 2"+/- pieces and then you can split them again if they seem too big.
  • loco_engrloco_engr Posts: 3,673
    Thanks Pat! Was curious about that approach.

    Corded Electric or battery type?
  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 28,817
    Dan,

    Never, never ask poolgirl about power tools!

    Steve

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • FlaPoolmanFlaPoolman Posts: 11,675
    electric has more power but I'll use my cheap battery one if I'm too lazy to drive to the shop.
  • loco_engrloco_engr Posts: 3,673
    Adam:

    In all reality :ermm: I can not see me trying to split
    3 ft. pieces. I do have some wedges for splitting that I think would great for the larger pieces,but for the smaller diameter ones, I think I'd hurt myself!
    :sick: :woohoo: :lol: :silly:
  • loco_engrloco_engr Posts: 3,673
    ROTFLMAO!

    Now why would you say that, eh? :woohoo:
  • FlaPoolmanFlaPoolman Posts: 11,675
    Hey,, I'm good at destroying things it's the putting back together part that's a pain
  • RRPRRP Posts: 21,915
    loco_engr wrote:
    I used a 14" cut-off saw for the smaller Pecan and even then, it was not pretty!

    A chop saw will work, but as a wood butcher who still has 10 digits I hope that someone with a radial arm saw doesn't think that they might just use that since it "seems to work" on the same principle! A radial arm saw CAN be dangerous due to aggression on round wood like logs. A couple years ago even knowing this I used mine to size up some round hickory pieces and still got spooked a couple times!
    L, M, S, &  Mini
    And oh yes...also a 17" BlackStone gas fired griddle! 
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
    Re- gasketing AMERICA one yard at a time!
  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 28,817
    C'mon, you have pooched a lot of stuff. You may be alright with an angle grinder but you should step back from everything else

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • loco_engrloco_engr Posts: 3,673
    Ron:

    A new Menards just opened In Manhattan, KS and their
    new "everyday new low price" for the RO Steakhouse
    8.8# bag of lump is now $5.98!
    An increase of a buck 34 per bag! :( :sick:
    Same in North Platte, NE.

    Dam Dam
  • RipnemRipnem Posts: 5,511
    Your right. :pinch: that's why I take mine TO a splitter. A biggass powered one. :laugh:
  • FlaPoolmanFlaPoolman Posts: 11,675
    I'm not half bad with a chain saw either

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  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 28,817
    I would love to see the pic with you falling down.

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • RRPRRP Posts: 21,915
    Pat, up here we call one of those leaners a "widow maker"
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    Guess that's why I lead all us married guys out of harms way!
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    L, M, S, &  Mini
    And oh yes...also a 17" BlackStone gas fired griddle! 
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
    Re- gasketing AMERICA one yard at a time!
  • FlaPoolmanFlaPoolman Posts: 11,675
    :laugh: :laugh: My wife took that picture for "insurance" reasons :huh:
  • 2Fategghead2Fategghead Posts: 9,623
    If you had a wedge or two you could leave the block of wood laying flat and sledge the wedge in it and up the line like a split rail fence. Have someone you don't like very well hold the wedge while you smack it with the sledge. :woohoo: :laugh: ;)
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