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Old 09-28-2011, 03:47 PM   #1
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How to cut split firewood that's too long for the wood stove?


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I have about 3/4 cord of firewood that's too long for my wood stove. I can't handle a chainsaw by myself...is there any other tool I can use to cut about 5 inches off of dry, split firewood?

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A Sawzall could do it but that wouldn’t be much fun.

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Bowsaw, cross cut, sawzall. Take your pick.
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You can't handle a chain saw by yourself because........?
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alrightee...


Just give me a second to look up those tools to see which looks like it would work best LOL! A power tool would be easiest...this is the last time I'm buying split wood - it's BioBricks for me from now on
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small electric chainsaw
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You can't handle a chain saw by yourself because........?
...I'm afraid of chopping off a limb...
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If that's all it is...

Electric chain saws are cheap and small and lightweight and manageable with both hands. Certainly no more dangerous than any most other power tool/saw.
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ACK! Do you see the blade on that thing! I have such beautiful legs and arms and fingers, I'd hate to lose them!
Seriously, though, I have a 10-in electric chainsaw and have trouble handling that. I'm good with lots of tools but when that little voice inside says "stay away from that" I tend to stay away from that.

Maybe in a former life I was killed in the Texas Chainsaw Masacre?
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...I'm afraid of chopping off a limb...
And, that would be a problem why?
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Maybe (if your insurance premiums are current) you could hire a neighborhood teen to do it for you.
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Maybe (if your insurance premiums are current) you could hire a neighborhood teen to do it for you.
Yeah... That is all she needs, a four fingered, one legged teen with a new nickname of stumpy.
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if you are having problems with a 10" electric Chain saw, i'd say skip the power tool and just use a bow saw or hire a high school kid to do for you
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I'm going to try the recriprocating saw. That looks like it'd work with the right type of blade. Maybe I'll ask the guys at Lowe's LOLOLOLOL! Seriously, there is a very good 'real' tool store nearby.

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