Split Wood Like a Boss

We’ve talked about how to split wood on the site before, but this guy shows off a technique that makes it look easy. All you need is a fairly short length of chain, a small, sturdy rubber belt, a fastener and a hefty-headed maul.

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Devon Inman June 2, 2011 at 12:33 pm

That is pretty amazing! I’ve seen people use hydraulic wood splinters that took longer than that!

Mark June 2, 2011 at 12:53 pm

Awesome! Just freakin’ awesome! It’s 100 degrees outside here in Birmingham and I may have to go chop wood just to try it out.

Derel June 2, 2011 at 3:05 pm

I’m gonna have to remember this…should I ever find the need to chop wood again. Like this summer. At camp. Plus – excuse to buy a new tool!

Pete June 2, 2011 at 4:36 pm

Mark I’m in Birmingham as well and as hot is it is out side I’m tempted to do it as well. At least until I pass out from the heat.

Eddie in INDY June 5, 2011 at 10:01 am

THIS is freakin awesome !!!
I can not wait to try this.

Eddie in INDY

Vincent June 6, 2011 at 6:54 am

Makes me want to go outside and try it on our wood pile. Wait until I go show Grandpa Dallas! Ingenius!!

Chuck June 6, 2011 at 2:42 pm

the wood appears to be dry, cold, straight-grained pine. not impressed. if all it took to split most logs was a light whack, then people wouldn’t think it was hard. crooked, flawed wood burns just as hot and it would be pretty soft to let it lay just so you can “split wood like a boss”

this guy had access to some primo grade wood though and the little gizmo he used to keep it together while splitting was pretty neat though.

Shawn June 12, 2011 at 1:01 pm

My Grandpa used to “split” wood using a bike inner-tube and a c-clamp in Montana….and your right about the wood grade, but it worked most of the time and saved a lot of time. I had never seen any one else use this technique before and now it looks perfected….Old time logger secrets… :)

david June 13, 2011 at 8:51 pm

a few of my fellow readers are missing the point of the video.
the maker of the video was trying to illustrate the use of the chain,clip and bungee to hold the wood upright and in correct position to allow that maul he had to do it’s job .

i would suggest , that you go back and closely check the maul he is using also , that is not a sears and roebuck “saturday sales event” maul.count on dropping about 4 bucks on chain and bungee , and about 80.00 to 130.00 on a top quality splitting axe ,or 75.00 on a good maul .
close inspection of the type pf maul used in film will show a fast sweeping “wing” in center of the maul body,, quite similar to the wing wedge in my austrian splitting axe (not a maul,different-but used in same manner)i bought while stationed in Germany.

robert June 14, 2011 at 2:23 pm

Hey David, not trying to spit in your cereal, but the axe he is using is a fiskars splitting axe found here: http://www.google.com/products/catalog?q=fiskars+maul&oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=shop&cid=968122918111143222&sa=X&ei=4bT3TbmBEcjhiAL_16n9DA&ved=0CB8Q8wIwAA
for 40 ish dollars. While I’m with you on the spend good money get a good product, the axe he is using is relatively inexpensive.

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