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Slide-Hammer Wood Splitter
Wendy Wellnitz, La Crescent, Minn.: “My husband and I really like the Logosol Smart Splitter. Its 8-lb. hammer lets us split even tough knot-filled wood that gives trouble with a splitting axe.
  “Our fireplace is our primary heat source. The firewood we buy has been split, but the chunks are often too big to handle easily.
  “The splitter head slides up and down on a 3/4-in. guide rod. The hammer slides up and down a 1/2-in. diameter steel rod that screws into the top of the splitter head. When the hammer drops down it strikes a high density, poly bushing mounted on the rod. It transmits force through to the axe head.
  “We installed the splitter on a small stump so it’s easy to move around. The guide rod slips into a 4 1/2-in. deep hole in the stump. “It also works great to make kindling, thanks to the narrow blade between the axe head and the rod it slides on.
  “The precise placement of the axe that is possible with the Smart Splitter also makes it easy to strip away bark.
  “We’ve used the Smart Splitter on everything from pine boards to gnarly old oak, and it seems to handle it all. Fresh cut black walnut splits as easily as pine boards. We have yet to find anything it won’t split.”

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2019 - Volume #43, Issue #3