Daves Faves: Well done Kevin! That is a fantastic bit of machinery you've made. There's another video of a wheel splitter on Youtube that is frightening to watch. Yours looks safe, with good operating distance between hands and maul. I'm very impressed with it, and would love to see more videos of it in action, especially hooked to a solar panel!
connor barr: Kevin could you possibly supply a pic or drawing of the wedge design your using it seems really efficient
Nightfire0409: I would like to see this machine split some Australian hardwood !
riphaven: Like a boss
Ian Manley: SICK!!!!!!!!!!
lt1jon: that's bad ass
Jay Phillips: Always like watching how a small amount of power added to mass/weight and some inertia can produce so much work. I'm betting that small electric doesn't eat a half dollar's worth of juice every day. Couldn't split by hand and eat for that!
Tim Henry: pine? Lol.
Wesley Jackson: nice build, I have only one suggestion for you and you may of already incorporated it, I'm not sure as the video ended before I could tell, but anyways, my suggestion: add hinges to the off-cut tables to lift/throw the work to earth instead of picking each one up and stacking of course, if you don't have a pile and stack all cut pieces then disregard. again, nice build..very clean. take care
Cascapediastjules: Like to see him tackle a piece of stringy yellow birch with that
strapped9: thank goodness youve used a heavy flywheel and split logs lying down. i think youll keep all your fingers. i have seen light flywheel splitters that need speed to split and they place the log vertically.
Snarky FourSeven: Dave R. How could you be so right? You betcha!
dan gerous: Impressive... doesn't look osha approved to me : )
Patrick Wolbert: where can i find a wheel like that
David R: Very nice machine, great workmanship. As for the safety patrol down below - my advice: if you can't handle machines [safely], stay outta the woods. I like the idea of having it waist height (saves on the back pains); electric(saves on the ears), you can use a generator with extension cord if needed. I'd love to build a twin, with an few modification. Maybe adding steel rollers on both side of the log tray to easily feed logs to the operator and to easily send split logs to a nearby wagon. Keep up the great work....sharing knowledge is growing the [surviving] forces. Thanks.
Michael Schuler: Sweet I love it
Wahrheit-anstatt-Lügen: Perfect Tool to chop your Fingers off! No Way to get permission to sell this crap in Germany!
Burial: Looks like it works very well for certain types of wood, I'd imagine you'd have a lot of difficulty splitting the more fibrous varieties.
Terry Pullen: Sweet. Where did you get the wheel?