The Great Wood Chopping Contest

In a wood chopping contest between the Monster Maul, "Chopper 1," and an ordinary "go-devil" maul, the winner was ... sort of hard to tell.



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The three contenders in our wood chopping contest from left to right: the Monster Maul, Chopper 1, and an ordinary maul.
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Chopper 1 made short work of green wood and dry, straight-grained logs but bounced off anything knotty.
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The Monster Maul could handle anything, but its weight was both an advantage and a liability.
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The ordinary "go-devil" maul was effective most of the time, but on occasion did get stuck.
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