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Old 12-02-2019, 08:47 PM   #1
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Iím looking for a log splitter that will be mainly used to split post oak. The northstar from northern tool seems to be a good one but looking for recommendations before I purchase one. Anyone have any advice?


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Old 12-02-2019, 08:54 PM   #2
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Old 12-02-2019, 09:02 PM   #3
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I have the Dirty Hands 40 ton that I bought 2 yrs ago at lowes and it's been great. I had 13 trees cut down around my house and it's done amazing. The tree we cutt were oak and hickory. It went through them with no problem. Planning on cutting 7 more down in February.
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Old 12-02-2019, 09:24 PM   #4
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Neighbor has a Dirty Hands 22 ton. We haven’t found anything it won’t split.
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Old 12-02-2019, 09:29 PM   #5
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I have the Dirty Hands 40 ton that I bought 2 yrs ago at lowes and it's been great. I had 13 trees cut down around my house and it's done amazing. The tree we cutt were oak and hickory. It went through them with no problem. Planning on cutting 7 more down in February.
Same as this one. Its been good so far. 2 decent sized oaks
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Old 12-03-2019, 09:51 AM   #6
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37 ton northstar 10 years old and well over 100 cords of live oak split with no major issues. Honda engine.
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Old 12-03-2019, 01:19 PM   #7
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37 ton northstar 10 years old and well over 100 cords of live oak split with no major issues. Honda engine.


Thanks. This is the same model I am leaning towards


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Old 12-03-2019, 01:42 PM   #8
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I love my 3 point hitch splitter from Tractor Supply. Runs off tractor hydraulics meaning I have one less gas engine to maintain and worry about ethanol in!
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Old 12-03-2019, 01:59 PM   #9
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Honda engine.
This is the key.....
I bought a used Troy bilt, and one of the things that made my decision was the Honda engine versus other brands

I have a 27 ton. And it has handled everything I have thrown at it
And I have been splitting some aged century oak logs
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Old 12-03-2019, 02:39 PM   #10
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Fiskars X27 Super Splitting Axe, Some what old school.
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Old 12-03-2019, 09:01 PM   #11
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I have the 37 ton NorthStar. Never a single issue with the machine in 7 seasons.
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Old 12-03-2019, 09:15 PM   #12
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I have an old 10 plus year old Northstar and it works great. Only issue I have ever had was the original hydraulic lines came apart internally. Had some made locally and it has been going strong since.
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Old 12-03-2019, 09:22 PM   #13
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I’ve had a 22 ton from TSC for around 5 years. It has split tons of red oak and pecan. Think I got it on sale for $649. Money well spent. I will say I have had to clean the carb a few times - entirely my fault using untreated ethanol blend. I wish they made all small engine equipment with fuel injection. I’d spend the extra cash...
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