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[Costco] Yardmax 5-tonne Electric log splitter $199 @ Costco.ca

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[Costco] Yardmax 5-tonne Electric log splitter $199 @ Costco.ca

I actually purchased this at $239 when the sale hit Monday - just got an alert that the price was reduced another $40. Pretty good deal, considering CT is selling a comparable tool for $299 on sale right now. Decent deal if you need it.
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To be honest this is something I WISH I needed. Something about the ease of splitting logs and the subsequent burning of said logs sounds relaxing.
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Can this be used as nutcracker? Trying to find a use for this.
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razrsharp wrote: I actually purchased this at $239 when the sale hit Monday - just got an alert that the price was reduced another $40. Pretty good deal, considering CT is selling a comparable tool for $299 on sale right now. Decent deal if you need it.
Is there a 3rd party tool that alerts for Costco price drops (like triple camels for Amazon)? Or was this the Costco email newsletter?
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Tommy74 wrote: Can this be used as nutcracker? Trying to find a use for this.
Chopping veggies?
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injust wrote: Is there a 3rd party tool that alerts for Costco price drops (like triple camels for Amazon)? Or was this the Costco email newsletter?
I got an email from them directly. A very nice surprise
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razrsharp wrote: I got an email from them directly. A very nice surprise
Was is the generic newsletter, or a specific alert for the price drop on your purchased item?
I've never heard of Costco sending price drop alert emails like that before.
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injust wrote: Was is the generic newsletter, or a specific alert for the price drop on your purchased item?
I've never heard of Costco sending price drop alert emails like that before.
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razrsharp wrote: I actually purchased this at $239 when the sale hit Monday - just got an alert that the price was reduced another $40. Pretty good deal, considering CT is selling a comparable tool for $299 on sale right now. Decent deal if you need it.
Good deal. The CT one does not include a stand ($30), or free shipping (these things are bloody heavy), or the Costco warranty. If you are still splitting wood the old fashioned way, you'll never look back once you use a log splitter.
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t3359 wrote: 5-tonne is sufficient to split what size/dimensions of log?

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Info is right on the linked page:
Log capacity 52.1 cm (20.5 in.) length and 25.4 cm (10 in.) diameter
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t3359 wrote: 5-tonne is sufficient to split what size/dimensions of log?

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Other than length, there are no precise limitations. Factors include hardness, straightness of grain, moisture content, presence of knots. Here's a good video on a similar priced 5-ton splitter.

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GreenRanger wrote: Info is right on the linked page:
Log capacity 52.1 cm (20.5 in.) length and 25.4 cm (10 in.) diameter
Argh, I actually read that but it didn't register in my head.

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brghunter wrote: Other than length, there are no precise limitations. Factors include hardness, straightness of grain, moisture content, presence of knots. Here's a good video on a similar priced 5-ton splitter.

This is spot on. I’ve split just about every type of hardwood with a 5 ton splitter and the tried to do some relatively fresh elm and it couldn’t split it. I borrowed a friends 25 ton gas splitter and even it struggled with some of the same logs.
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Tommy74 wrote: Can this be used as nutcracker? Trying to find a use for this.
I'm going to start a new YouTube sensation called Will It Split.

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