There is no better way to describe the joy of splitting wood by hand, with the 4-sided wedge called the Wood Grenade, than this great quote from Wilder By Far’s Wood Grenade post:
"There’s something wonderful to be said about taking a sledge hammer, slinging it above your head and down in a forceful, Thor-like arc and striking a piece of metal embedded in a 20” (that’s six meters for you soccer-watchers) diameter log and watching it split apart into two pieces like Tom Cruise’s personality."
Best online source for Wood Grenades is Lehman’s – Products for Simple, Self-sufficient Living. I just ordered 2.
A friend of ours loaned me his, after we had to have two birch trees on our property cut down. Even for this first-time woodsplitter, the grenade made short work of every round. I’m hooked, and look forward to many seasons of wood-splitting with the Wood Grenade.
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