The site Homesteadnotes.com put together this 4-pack of videos of the most insane log splitter I have ever seen. It apparently is driven by a 4 h.p. motor and its large and heavy splitting wheel is turned by a small rubber tire. While this might prevent catastrophic failure if an iron bar gets jammed into the wedge, a hand would be toast.
I cringe watching the first video of a guy who knows what he is doing. The second “Fail” video is SFW, but despite this is even harder to watch. You couldn’t pay me enough to operate that thing.
I invested in a hydraulic splitter after I almost cleaved my skull in two. Even this relatively safe way to split wood cost me a fingernail when I pinched my finger between a rail and a rolling log.
Since it was HomesteadNotes’ idea and video assemblage, I will send you to them to see the remaining three video embeds..
This one is pretty cool, and looks reasonably safe.