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 - woodchomper, woodox
LEFT: The Woodchomper is a wedge with a long shaft. The shaft is surrounded by a 10 lb sheath, which you hammer repeatedly against the top of the wedge to drives it into a log. RIGHT: The Woodox is a four-way wedge designed to break logs into four pieces.