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Re: Wedges
« Reply #20 on: January 27, 2015, 10:20:16 pm »
I'm probably not a good judge anymore for I'm older and don't get out in inclement weather unless I have to. But I used to when I was middle aged.
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Re: Wedges
« Reply #21 on: January 27, 2015, 10:22:57 pm »
I have broke many of the heads of the hard head wedges in the winter. But the steel insert goes far down in the plastic and you can still use them and keep on driving them. You just need to trim off the mushroomed portion from time to time.
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Re: Wedges
« Reply #22 on: January 27, 2015, 10:28:52 pm »
In spite of it saying +10F on the weather in my post right now and I'm 5 miles from the US weather station. The thermometer at my house reads "0 F"  and in the heart of the little town close to me is +5F right now
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Re: Wedges
« Reply #23 on: January 27, 2015, 10:48:47 pm »
Here was what the failed hardheads looked like in the cold temps last winter.





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Re: Wedges
« Reply #24 on: January 27, 2015, 10:53:43 pm »
Those hard heads are not exactly cheap.   
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Re: Wedges
« Reply #25 on: January 28, 2015, 06:58:02 am »
Have had that happen to me a couple of times too.  Makes me wonder if where the insert stops makes a weak point in the wedge. I have also notice for me that if you don't hit them square you will cause a lot of damage to the wedge. Even though I have broken many of them. I still think they are good wedges.
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Re: Wedges
« Reply #26 on: January 28, 2015, 09:35:47 am »
Agreed, Hardheads will lift a lot more than a std wedge.
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Re: Wedges
« Reply #27 on: February 11, 2015, 09:41:12 pm »
I've probabley got a dozen plastic wedges from 5 to 12 inch .They're okay but I manage to beat them to a pulp .

Steel splitters maybe a dozen also ..I've never hit them with a saw chain but I have caught them in the shin bones when the sons a b's come flying back at me .Ouch .

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Re: Wedges
« Reply #28 on: February 24, 2016, 07:30:30 pm »
Bought some bigger wedges to go with my 5.5" and 8" wedges I already had.  Picked up 5.5" 8" 10" 12" wedges.  Plus ordered 4 5.5" for a friend.



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Re: Wedges
« Reply #29 on: February 25, 2016, 02:39:33 am »
My favorite are the K&H. Madsens store brand are nice as well. Not as thick as the K&H but they're cheap by the dozen.