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Best, Worst Firewood Tongs
Paul Tierney, Bloomington, Minn., has three different log handling tools and he has strong feelings about them.
的 burn a couple of cords of firewood in my shop every year. My wife, Teresa, and I split all the wood ourselves, so we need a good way to handle the wood chunks.
的 have one set of tongs that I made myself, based on other ones I壇 seen. This tool is made entirely from flat steel with a double pivot point at the top to open and close the jaws and a circular handle at the top with a small chunk of wood inside for comfort. These work pretty well but are not my favorites.
鄭 friend gave me a 善inch-A-Log clamp after it was featured in FARM SHOW (www.northwindtools.com; ph 208-215-5472). It痴 nicely balanced and has a second handle that makes it easy to open the jaws to drop the log. But you can also pick up a chunk and then push it towards a pile to release the jaws, all while holding just the single handle.
溺y third log handler is my favorite and also the simplest. They were made in the early 1900痴 and given to me by a friend. These log clamps have a contoured hand hold at the top with a chain link at either end that attaches to the pivoting tongs. What I like about these tongs is that I can pick up almost any log and toss it with minimal effort. They grab on to log chunks quickly and easily. All I do is sharpen the points occasionally. I doubt if anyone makes tongs like these anymore, but they should. They work great. I tie red plastic pieces on them so they池e easier to spot after I toss them on the ground.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Paul Tierney, 10020 Pleasant Ave. S., Bloomington, Minn. 55420 (ph 952-888-8526).


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