A.M. an experienced lumber jack, brought his "Big Bertha" (that's my word for the 12 lb tool he brought) Splitting Maul which was the ticket. There was no way I would have had the patience (and strength) to split this wood with my 3 lb sledge/splitting maul and wedge (that I couldn't find).
So as the snow fell, we both took turns using Big Bertha. A.M. was quick to give me guidance on proper technique to avoid injury and he added some insight into the difficulty of splitting wet stumps that were vertically placed on the ground.
It just proves the old adage - you need the right tool for the correct job ....... and the right coach to correct the rookie.
|12 lb Splitting Maul|