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Oct 7, 2012, 8:31 PM

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Re: [radarcarve] Chouinard Log Splitter
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I worked for Phil Teeter in the Mountain Shop in the '70s and whatever Chouinard said was gold-plated. Phil always liked to have a fire going in the wood stove in the back so he ordered a few of the wood splitters for the shop. They were different from anything you can imagine. Instead of an axe or hatchet style form, think of a mini hoe with a sharp edge and rails on the side. It was a fireside kindling splitter so it about the size of a small hatchet.

The damn thing didn't work at all. It didn't have enough weight to really carry through the wood and even when it did start a good split, it bottomed out and couldn't completely split the log.

It worked about as well as the Chouinard ClimbAxe.

(This post was edited by maldaly on Oct 7, 2012, 8:32 PM)

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