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Offline HEYzipupyourfly

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LOG splitters best place to buy?
« on: February 20, 2015, 12:32:40 AM »
I've been in the market for one and i know a lot of the members burn and cut wood. figured i would get some input.
I'm a pretty big advocate for buying things used most of the time but it seems these things either hold their value better than a Land rover or nobody is actually selling them.
so i started to look at new.

Anyone have any experience with the stuff from tractor Supply company?
Their brand runs a kohler engine. they sell a 28 tonner for around $1500 that is a Vert/horizontal style.
Then aside from Lowes and HD who else carries Log splitters around New england? TSC is the only place that came to mind for me. I think i can order stuff from my local hardware store but i like to see touch and feel something before dropping that kind of money on it and i know they wont have stuff in stock.
Northern tools has great deals but their nearest store is about 700 miles from here.
any suggestions?
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Re: LOG splitters best place to buy?
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2015, 08:13:21 AM »
would you consider building one?
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Re: LOG splitters best place to buy?
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2015, 09:03:26 AM »
I'd be a little leery with TSC stuff.  I've bought some things there that have had to go back due to poor quality.  Try your local outdoor power shops.  I know that they can get some good quality machines. 
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Re: LOG splitters best place to buy?
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2015, 09:44:28 AM »
get one with a honda motor , I got mine from Northern tool
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Re: LOG splitters best place to buy?
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2015, 01:05:03 PM »
I second the honda stuff. and the noise level of the honda vs briggs or kohler is a big sell point for me.

Ian I have considered building one but honestly for $1500 if I can buy one brand new that would work and have parts support seems just way more worth it than any trial error and r&D i would go through. I feel that my time is worth the difference. I haven't really researched any build threads though I'm sure i could build one thats way beefier for the money.
I was looking into the powerhorse brand splitters from northern and i like the price and they have decent reviews online but the problem is the nearest northern tools store is almost 700 miles away and would cost me a couple hundred to ship. If in store pickup was an option i would have already pulled the trigger but the $1500 machine becomes $1700+ machine then i start saying what can i get better around here for that amount? without wasting it on shipping.
Bob what splitter did you get from northern?
 
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Re: LOG splitters best place to buy?
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2015, 01:28:22 PM »
Mine is home made (not by me) and was obviously bought used... real used.  I would highly recommend one that can be pulled behind a vehicle as a trailer. Ive had three different motors on mine, 2 briggs and stratton and one honda, all were used and all were free. The most recent is a Briggs and Stratton with only two seasons (in my possession) on it, it needs to be replaced.
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