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You will notice a new forum at the top of the main page called, "Ask Me Anything". This forum will be used for live one hour "Ask Me Anything" (AMA) sessions hosted by people who are knowledgeable in different areas pertaining to wood fired ovens. How it works:
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To kick off our AMA feature, we have invited author, chef and master bread maker and host of Pizza Quest, Peter Reinhart, to be our first host! Peter will be in the Forum on Monday, February 15th, from 7:00 - 8:00 pm EST. If you are unable to be online during the live session, you can post your questions in the sticky post. Peter will answer those questions during the live session on February 15th. You can view Peter's answers to your questions as well as what happened during the live session in the session thread.

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  • New Log Splitter

    I've been getting good use out of my 7 T electric log splitter but recently had some problems with it so it is now awaiting spare parts from the factory.

    Doing some shopping online recently, I came across and purchased a nice 12 T petrol splitter with a 5.5 HP 4 stroke motor. The additional pressure will be a great help as the 7 T model struggled a bit with the "iron like" properties of the local timber. Have plenty of wood waiting to be processed so will put it to work next week when it arrives.

    A good deal for $799 + delivery.
    / Rossco

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    Re: New Log Splitter

    Dear Rossco
    12 ton pressure....4 stroke motor...thats no plain axe.....thats a weapon

    regards dave
    Measure twice
    Cut once
    Fit in position with largest hammer

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    • #3
      Re: New Log Splitter

      A word of warning: the only serious injuries we've had reported are from the use of log splitters. Be careful.
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      • #4
        Re: New Log Splitter

        Originally posted by cobblerdave View Post
        Dear Rossco
        12 ton pressure....4 stroke motor...thats no plain axe.....thats a weapon

        regards dave
        Hi Dave - I was tempted to go for the 30T beast so if I got tired of splitting wood, I could always crush vehicles for the cops under the new hoon laws!!! ;-)
        / Rossco

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        • #5
          Re: New Log Splitter

          Originally posted by dmun View Post
          A word of warning: the only serious injuries we've had reported are from the use of log splitters. Be careful.
          Yes - I agree that they are dangerous ... but very, very useful.

          For safety I use a full-face shield, ear protection and gloves - but ... often a dry piece of wood splits with a loud crack and fires the split pieces off in random directions - normally at the operator!

          There's also a risk of getting ones hand caught between the log and the splitting blade.

          Otherwise, like any equipment, you have to operate it very alert and aware of one's surroundings.

          Actually come to think of it I would have thought that chainsaws are the most dangeous tools we would come across with kickbacks and other unpredictable behaviour.
          / Rossco

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          • #6
            Re: New Log Splitter

            Actually come to think of it I would have thought that chainsaws are the most dangeous tools we would come across with kickbacks and other unpredictable behaviour.[/QUOTE]

            Borrowed a chainsaw off a mate one time.... blunt, loose blade full of wet wood shaving... took the side cover off....Guess what he had disconected the kick back brake!!!. Claimed it filled with damp wood chips and stopped the saw ...now thats scarey

            Regards Dave
            Measure twice
            Cut once
            Fit in position with largest hammer

            My Build
            http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f51/...ild-14444.html
            My Door
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            • #7
              Re: New Log Splitter

              Chainsaws need lots of maintenance. I sharpen mine every 6 cutting sessions or sooner if it battles and produces powdery sawdust. They also need to be stripped down and the chain bar lube mechanism checked regulalry.

              I bought mine on eBay for $130 delivered and it is showing serious signs of wear now so I may get a Stihl one of these days and bin that one.
              / Rossco

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              • #8
                Re: New Log Splitter

                The "Tree Crusher" arrived today and after a few hours putting it together I started it up and split some of the hardest wood I could find on my log pile. This thing flattened everything I threw at it - effortlessly. It is an awesome piece of equipment and comes with all the oils required to "just add petrol" and split.

                One of the great features is that you can stop and start the hydraulic mechanism anywhere in the stroke. Build quality is excellent and the Millers Falls (Honda Style) 4 stroke motor purrs along and uses very little fuel.

                Highly recommended for processing your own wood. Will post some videos at the weekend when I catch up on my wood splitting backlog.
                / Rossco

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                • #9
                  Re: New Log Splitter

                  Some pics of the new splitter = which I have found another use for: wood vice for the chainsaw! For those "difficult to hold" pieces of wood, you can have the splitter firmly grip the log and allow you to trim oven lengths of wood with the chainsaw.

                  Have almost caught up on my backlog of splitting and I should have a whole lot more wood seasoned and ready for the oven in a few week's time.
                  / Rossco

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