NorthStar Wedge Wings for Log Splitter
wood muncher extraordinaire
If you want stereotypical triangular pieces of firewood, you might want to think twice about putting wings on your ram. This product lets you drive an X through whatever you put in front of it. Perfect diameter round logs come out in 4 triangles. Big stuff comes out in squares, strips and triangles as you punch through the bolts.
If you have big bolts that you want to turn into burnable firewood, this is the tool for you. The time it takes for the ram to retract is not enough for you to toss the split pieces onto the wood pile. It's that fast. Try that without wings.
I would not have a splitter without wings. They reduce bolt handling and increase firewood production. Firewood isn't art. It's portable heat. Wings are good at making portable heat.
August 20, 2012
The NorthStar Wedge Wings are definitely a time saver... IF you want smaller fire wood. Ideal sizing for fireplace. They do tear the wood most of the time because the grains are not straight in the wood.
NorthStar could improve these wedge wings by angling them away from the beam slightly. Because they are parallel with the face of the beam, they always pinch the back two pieces of wood. With that said, the log stripper kicks them off easily.
I use the NorthStar Wedge Wings on the 37 ton model and love them. Wouldn't buy a splitter without them.
May 7, 2012
Good for Perfect Size Wood
Not as good as I had hoped, my excitment has deminished. If have the perfect size log, great, one split! If you have larger wood you end up with a chuck that really only needs to be split once agin but has to go through the 4 way making smaller pieces. If you have smaller wood or limbs you get a good chuck & then a 2-3" strip to go with it. I rarely have consistant size wood & it's too much trouble to keep removing the 5 bolts. Some type of quick change, if possible, would work great. I will have to seperate the perfect diameter logs into its own pile when I use they again. They work for what they were intended but has some others have said you might want to save your money?? I love the 30 Ton NS splitter, it's preforming great on some 42" Popular it was never designed to split & I can barely move to the splitter. I'm a big believer in those Honda engines.
October 4, 2011
Good for the job needing it
I have the 37 ton NorthStar splitter with the auto idle feature. I added the wings, figuring it would save me time. On small logs (8" to 10" diam.) they work well. But on large longs (24" to 36" diam.) they get in the way and get hung up so you need to dislodge them from the log using the top frame on the splitter. This became annoying enough that I removed the wings. The next time I have a cord of 8-12" diameter wood to split four ways, I'll put them back on. For the price, they are wonderful. But, the splitter is the tool to have. :-) Bill
April 5, 2011
Save your $$
I bought these and had high hopes... even cutting small logs the wedge cuts 2 pieces too small, and the wings arent long enough to cut all the way thru, leaving you to have to rip them apart..
save your money..
March 14, 2011
these are awesome in medium size wood but if you get into big hickory you need to take them off as it puts a strain on the splitter but other than that it cuts your time in half splittinh a load..
March 14, 2011
This works great on dried wood, also works well on green wood but takes a little longer to split. It is still faster that splitting the wood in half and then resplitting it.
March 14, 2011
log spliter wedge wings
The wedge wings worked very well on small diameter wood but did not do to well on larger pieces. If you have wood that is 10" diameter or less I would recommend this product but if your wood is larger I would not since it will not save much splitting time.
November 23, 2010
These work really well for small logs. I just take them off when I am doing the big rounds and then put them back on when I have only smalls left. It really does make it faster!
November 16, 2010
waste of money
I bought this with a 30 ton splitter. It seemed like a good product, easy to put on, and well made. Does not work!! I tried it for 2 hours. I split everything - oak, maple, beech, poplar, hickory, and sourwood. About 80 percent of the wood either STUCK, or SHREADED. The wings prevent the splitter wedge from following the grain of the wood, therefore it tears and shreads the wood. Read the reviews carefully, I took them off after 2 hours and worked faster with better results
because of not having to wait for the splitter to return all the way back to get the stuck wood free.
November 8, 2010