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Old 09-12-08   #1 (permalink)
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Need a new splitting maul

I am after a new splitting maul as my old borrowed on broke.

Never thought about it before, but what do you guys think is good for the job? wood or plastic handle?

Makes etc. Any thought on what you think may help me decide as i have tons to split but can't justify a log splitter.

Never really bothered to sell it but i guess as its getting scarce i may as weel fill in my spare time by hitting wood!
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Re: Need a new splitting maul

Keep the head make your own handle always the best.
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Re: Need a new splitting maul

Wood: Compass (if you can get it). But best I've used is probably Oregon fibreglass - handle is nice and long. Prefer the head with the small point underneath - useful for manipulating logs etc.

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Re: Need a new splitting maul

I've got a "Roughneck". Plastic handle, copes with some real abuse and offers a degree of shock absorbtion. I think it cost about 40quid. Pretty good bit of kit really!!
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Re: Need a new splitting maul

I use a Stihl one. had no problems with it.

Do keep meaning to get a Granfors Bruks Maul though.

http://www.gransfors.com/

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Re: Need a new splitting maul

Plastic shaft for everyday use in my book, if you want a new shaft fitting get in touch with the guys on the link below. They also sell various weights and styles (got the black forest one for easy splitting wood myself).

Got a collection to be honest - 3 mauls (inc Gransfors), 1 small splitting axe - great for one handed small logs and a couple of hatchets for kindling.

http://shop.visatools.co.uk/log-splitters-24-c.asp
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Re: Need a new splitting maul

Gone back to a hickory handle maul, fed up with the over-priced,over-rated "plastic" handles, had 2 and the resin/glue that joins the head to the handle broke down and the heads came off, no such probs with the wooden ones, and I found the grip on the plastic handles didnt let my hands slide in the swing.
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Re: Need a new splitting maul

try the bazooka from the firm above it saves a lot of hassle when the wood is quite knotty but otherwise roughneck from the local screwfix or homebase.
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Re: Need a new splitting maul

ive got a hickory handle one, i split all my logs with it. i picked up a splitting grenade from screwfix for a fiver. well worth having imo.
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Re: Need a new splitting maul

I've had a fibregalss on fall appart too, But TBH i prefer a large felling axe for splitting anyway.
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