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“Pickaroon” Wood Handler
Jeff Hipps, Curwensville, Penn., recently sent photos of his new “Pickaroon” firewood gripper that makes it easy to pick up firewood without bending over.
    It has a 31-in. long wood handle with a 3 1/2-in. long pointed spike that’s curved at the end.   The spike is welded to 1 1/2 by 2 1/2-in. tubing that’s pinned to the handle. The spike’s point is bent in such a way that when you swing the handle downward, the point releases from the wood.
   “It eliminates the need to stoop to pick up heavy firewood blocks onto a splitter or trailer,” says Hipps.
    “The handle is handmade from hickory trees that we saw on our property, and the spike is made in our shop from 4140 heat-treated steel.”
  Hipps also recently introduced the Axearoon, which is basically the Pickaroon with an axe head opposite the spike. “It works nice when you’re splitting wood and are left with stringy pieces that won’t completely break free from the wood,” he says.
  The Pickaroon sells for $68 plus S&H. The Axearoon sells for $125 plus S&H. Both are available direct from the company and also on eBay.
  Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Jeff Hipps, Hipps Tool & Design, 146 Bridgeport Road, Curwensville, Penn. 16833 (ph 814 236-3600; jlhipps@verizon.net).

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2016 - Volume #40, Issue #2