The Great Wood-Splitting Contest II

Following up on an earlier examination of three wood splitting tools, MOTHER EARTH NEWS tested six new (for 1980) variations.

066 wood splitting contest - log splitter, wood popper
LEFT: The E-Z Split Log Splitter holds logs securely, but sometimes a little too securely; if you change your mind about where to make a split, getting the log out of the EZ Split can be difficult. RIGHT: The Wood Popper is an aluminum cone intentionally designed to be lightweight to better transmit the force of each blow to the wood.