1991 - Volume #15, Issue #6, Page #15[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Log hog splitter works like post driver
When Dent came up with the idea, hydraulic wood splitters were not nearly so common as they are today. He wanted something faster, more reliable and safer than using an ax.
The Log Hog has a splitting wedge on the bottom of a shaft that fits up inside of a driver that's fitted with a pair of handles. The wedge is positioned on top of a chunk of wood and driven downward with the 2-handed driver.
"It'll go right through the toughest wood. It's fast and easy to use," says Dent, noting that when there's no wood to split the driver can be taken off the splitter and used to drive posts.
"Just for fun, we also put together a miniature model for splitting kindling that we call the "Twig Pig". We've never sold them but our kids love them," says Dent.
He originally developed the splitter for his own use but has started building the units for sale ($49). He's also interested in finding a manufacturer or distributor.
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Tom Dent, Rt. 4, Box 358A, Oak Grove, Mo. 64075 (ph 816 625-4561).
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