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"Hand-Pump" Log Splitter
Even young kids can split wood with this "hand-pump" splitter that's powered by a standard 6-ton bottle jack.
  The "Hatchet Jack" is 12 in. square and and 42 in. high so you can keep it on a patio or deck. It's equipped with a wedge on top. You just set a log on top of the jack and pump the handle to split it.
  The unit's height can be adjusted according to the length of the wood by changing the position of a pin in each leg.
  "It's much safer than an axe or powered splitter and it doesn't take up much room so you can keep it handy to use whenever you have time," says Bill Green, inventor. "I came up with the idea because I didn't want my kids to risk hurting themselves using a hatchet to split firewood. It'll take logs up to 9 1/2 in. in diameter. The jack raises 9 inches. Once you determine where to mount the pins in the legs you can use the jack's screw to make the final adjustment. On most jacks the screw can be raised about 3 1/2 inches."
  Sells for $350 plus S&H.
  Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Extant, Inc., 5843 Glen Eagles Court, Avon, Ind. 46168 (ph 800 530-9589; E-mail: extantinc@aol.com).

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1999 - Volume #23, Issue #4