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Converting log splitter to single handled operation

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I agree, I’ve only used my splitter vertically two or three times, just the thought of having to constantly bend down or crouch to split logs makes my back twinge!

 

 

100%!

 

After two lower back surgeries it’s all about ergonomics for me now. Tongs are great for sub-12” logs (my tongs anyway) and the Hookeroon for anything bigger. The Hookeroon doubles up as an arm extender too. 😁 This reduces any unnecessary stretching and twisting. The last time I was out I cut up some oak logs and split them to 3-4” rattled out enough to fill 4 x 1.25m3 vented bags. Never filled the bags right enough, that’s the missus job. 🤣

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After two lower back surgeries it’s all about ergonomics for me now. Tongs are great for sub-12” logs (my tongs anyway) and the Hookeroon for anything bigger. The Hookeroon doubles up as an arm extender too. This reduces any unnecessary stretching and twisting. The last time I was out I cut up some oak logs and split them to 3-4” rattled out enough to fill 4 x 1.25m3 vented bags. Never filled the bags right enough, that’s the missus job. 🤣


Hookeroons are my go to, never used any tongs - not sure if I would get on with them better than the hookeroon, I find that works best for me. And as you say, anything that reduces the requirement for any back ache is a must
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2 minutes ago, Gav73 said:

 


Hookeroons are my go to, never used any tongs - not sure if I would get on with them better than the hookeroon, I find that works best for me. And as you say, anything that reduces the requirement for any back ache is a must

 

Tongs have a more naturel position for your arm and hand. But I do use my Hookeroon more to be fair, mostly because it gives me that extra reach and its easier for swinging bigger rounds up onto the Splitter. I'll have about 20t of processor grade larch coming in soon. I think the Tongs will be getting used more for that kinda dimensions. Considering buying a Processor if I could justify it. 

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Tongs have a more naturel position for your arm and hand. But I do use my Hookeroon more to be fair, mostly because it gives me that extra reach and its easier for swinging bigger rounds up onto the Splitter. I'll have about 20t of processor grade larch coming in soon. I think the Tongs will be getting used more for that kinda dimensions. Considering buying a Processor if I could justify it. 


I did consider a processor, but all the wood I split is arb waste. The guys I get it from handball everything into the back of their trucks so it’s usually cut to shorter, more manageable lengths - only occasionally get stuff a processor would be happy with.

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10 hours ago, Gav73 said:

 


I agree, I’ve only used my splitter vertically two or three times, just the thought of having to constantly bend down or crouch to split logs makes my back twinge!

 

Crouching seems to be everyone's complaint except mine. My splitting time is at most 8 hours in a day, usually 4 or 5 hours and I only split for a quarter of that time, getting up regularly to stack, bag up, clean up, move splitter, etc. I don't know, doesn't seem to bother me but I am aware that I'm not getting any younger

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43 minutes ago, Ontario Firewood Resource said:

 I am aware that I'm not getting any younger

This is profound ! When you get to my age you still won't be getting any younger 🙂

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3 hours ago, Stubby said:

This is profound ! When you get to my age you still won't be getting any younger 🙂

And yr usually unhealthy involved in Bingo at that point.... K

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21 hours ago, trigger_andy said:

100%!

 

After two lower back surgeries it’s all about ergonomics for me now. Tongs are great for sub-12” logs (my tongs anyway) and the Hookeroon for anything bigger. The Hookeroon doubles up as an arm extender too. 😁 This reduces any unnecessary stretching and twisting. The last time I was out I cut up some oak logs and split them to 3-4” rattled out enough to fill 4 x 1.25m3 vented bags. Never filled the bags right enough, that’s the missus job. 🤣

I had one before and found it useless for logs so I got rid of it. I'll be getting a hookeroon soon for moving rings.

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I had one before and found it useless for logs so I got rid of it. I'll be getting a hookeroon soon for moving rings.


Strange? I’ll guess it’s the tongs you tried as the Stihl ones are very ergonomic and effortless hook into logs and lift them.

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