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Offline Rick1970

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Re: The firewood thread
« Reply #800 on: March 02, 2018, 11:42:23 AM »
I use one of these, http://www.fiskars.com.au/products/gardening/axes/splitting-axe-xxl-x27-1015644

Split tonnes of timber with it every year and it is the best I have used. A bit expensive but quality is not cheap

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I use a fiskars also , good stuff.

See quite a few of the Chinese hydraulic wood splitters at work, mostly broken ones. Build and material quality is very ordinary at best. To be fair, to build a decent one with all new components would cost many times what these can be had for.

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Re: The firewood thread
« Reply #801 on: March 02, 2018, 02:01:11 PM »
Many years ago i had one on a 20" bar, advantages was that it lasted longer but the early ones like I had tended to lose a tip or two easily. Expensive and finding someone to retip and edge was difficult. I believe the modern version has the T/C not only on the top tip but down over the front edge of cutting tip so,may work better.
I worked out I was better of taking out upto 4 or more sharpened chains and regularly swap over at the first time the chain shows signs of struggling, saving the chain from a need for a deep grind resharpen. I would then take back to the shed the used chains to bench sharpen.If needed I might just chuck the hand file over chain in field if required.

Thanks for the info. There is a local saw doc advertising a sharpening service for the tungsten chains and that was the first I'd ever heard of them. I usually do what you said and have 3 chains in a rotation.
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Re: The firewood thread
« Reply #802 on: March 03, 2018, 12:55:56 PM »
Little test run today. When it's not as warm I'll take the tandem out and cut a full days worth of wood for the wench

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Re: The firewood thread
« Reply #803 on: March 08, 2018, 10:22:43 AM »
So less than 12 months after having the electric motor on my saw bench "fixed" it has burnt out... So now I am back to making the decision to replace the electric motor or fit up a petrol motor (or plan C being put a PTO shaft on it and run it off my tractor). Pain in the politician that the $300 I spent on the motor last year didn't last 12 months.
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Re: The firewood thread
« Reply #804 on: March 08, 2018, 07:14:51 PM »
You don't need firewood for at least 5 or 6 weeks  . Don't Panic,,,,,,, :cheers:
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Re: The firewood thread
« Reply #805 on: March 08, 2018, 09:01:49 PM »
House rule is no wood heater lighting till after ANZAC day so got a bit of time.
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Re: The firewood thread
« Reply #806 on: March 11, 2018, 09:08:12 PM »

Got 5 loads of these through the week.

This was some of it.

Split and stacked it all today.

I’ll leave it to dry until next year now. About 10-12 metres so a good start for next year.


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The firewood thread
« Reply #807 on: March 11, 2018, 09:12:38 PM »

Had this happen to the trailer.

They were ordinary tyres when I bought the trailer 7years ago.

Now got a new set of LT tyres on it now.


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Re: The firewood thread
« Reply #808 on: March 14, 2018, 06:08:53 PM »
lf you haven't blown out all 4   your really not trying       :'(          :cheers:
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Re: The firewood thread
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Re: The firewood thread
« Reply #810 on: June 20, 2018, 02:42:58 PM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9cKYTGaxN8

Some great ideas  among those machines.  Some bloody dangerous ones too!!!   :cheers:

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Re: The firewood thread
« Reply #811 on: June 20, 2018, 07:35:52 PM »
Some great ideas  among those machines.  Some bloody dangerous ones too!!!   :cheers:

 was thinking the same

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Re: The firewood thread
« Reply #812 on: August 05, 2018, 03:59:02 PM »
Better make the most of the firewood while you can, if the greenies get their way the " great forest national park" will take care of that in a very large part of Victoria. There is a rally against it on the steps of parliament house on Wednesday


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Re: The firewood thread
« Reply #813 on: August 12, 2018, 04:34:16 PM »
Too much wind of late and another morning spent cutting and splitting. At least we have a good supply for a few years.

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Re: The firewood thread
« Reply #814 on: August 12, 2018, 04:45:49 PM »
Too much wind of late and another morning spent cutting and splitting. At least we have a good supply for a few years.

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Re: The firewood thread
« Reply #815 on: August 13, 2018, 07:51:03 PM »
Went up to a mates property in Hansonville on the weekend and brought this load back

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Re: The firewood thread
« Reply #816 on: August 30, 2018, 09:53:33 PM »

Went out yesterday and cleaned up some crappy boxwood for the fire pit. Great day for it.


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Re: The firewood thread
« Reply #817 on: August 30, 2018, 10:34:55 PM »
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Re: The firewood thread
« Reply #818 on: October 03, 2018, 08:18:03 PM »

Another load of wood yesterday and even had the young bloke cook up some snags for lunch


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Re: The firewood thread
« Reply #819 on: October 03, 2018, 08:32:33 PM »
Dont know if anyone is interested but i got a 12inch bar today and a tungsten chain for my ms180 should cut real nice

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Re: The firewood thread
« Reply #820 on: January 18, 2019, 04:12:04 PM »
I am very disappointed. After over 20 years of service I have had my first break down. Oil cap has split and broken off the safety chain. Luckily I have a couple of spare saws. Off to stihl tomorrow to get a new one.

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Re: The firewood thread
« Reply #821 on: January 28, 2019, 05:24:10 PM »
Adding to the collection for the weekend

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Re: The firewood thread
« Reply #822 on: January 28, 2019, 06:10:28 PM »
Snake Habitat   as it looks to me ,,,,,,,,, >:D . Be carful    8)
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