Kindling Cracker proclaims that their product is the safest way in the world to cut kindling. Since it does not involve any sharp-edged blade or swinging heavy tools, they just might be right. It only requires a hammer or another piece of wood to split the kindling. This product started as a science fair project and since then has garnered acclaim from all over the world. The structure is made of very high quality cast iron, which is powerful and durable at the same time. It is ideal for chopping kindling for campfires or pizza ovens and other odds and pieces. This kindling-cracker-firewood-splitter is absolutely great for kids and adults alike who want to avoid accidents because of sharp tools.
Kindling Cracker Firewood Splitter Review
- The diameter of the top ring is 6.5 inch
- Made of high quality cast iron
- Does not require much maintenance
- Weight- 10 pounds
- Dimensions- 9.09 x 9.21 x 12.99 inches approx
- Due to its compact design, it can be used anywhere. And when I say anywhere, I mean it. You can even use it right inside the comfort of your home, in your living room. All you have to do is cover the product with a sheet of cardboard or any other similar material. Voila! The kindling would not split in all directions and the mess would be under control. Make sure you cover your eyes because it might shoot upwards. This is definitely a plus point for me because however hard I try, splitting wood with an axe is never possible with wood chips flying in all directions.
- Great alternative to the traditional tools of slitting such as axes, mauls or hatchets. Does not use the concept of sharp moving blade to cut through wood. It is much a safer tool for kids and adults alike.
- Is made of superior quality cast iron. Does not need much looking after. The built material is so durable that it can go for years and years without any hitch.
- This patent design, which started as a science project of a 13-year-old has won acclaim and awards owing to its simplicity of design and effectiveness of use.
- It works by placing a piece of wood inside the top ring, resting on the cutting wedge. Then you can use any blunt tool, be it a hammer or even another piece of firewood to drive it down on the wedge. In this process, it gets split without you ever having to swing a blade which used to be a danger to your limbs.
- Unlike the traditional methods, where you had to stabilize the wood before delivering the blow, this takes care of everything. You do not have to worry about balancing an uneven piece of wood on a base and then have a swing at it. The ring pretty much balances the log on its own.
- All it takes is a few taps (for the wedge to penetrate the wood) and a few sharp blows to split the wood. Works most effectively if you place it on a solid, flat surface to maximize impact.
- Is great for splitting kindling into really smaller, thumb sized pieces, something which is not as easily achievable using the traditional methods. Though an axe is great for splitting a huge log into two halves, it gets difficult as the pieces get smaller because precision is does not come easily. You can also split wood from it uses just one hand. It does not require as much brute force as swinging an axe or maul and is definitely kinder on your shoulders.
- It has drill holes on the base. So you can also attach it temporarily to a base. It increases the stability and overall effectiveness of the product.
- Not only is it easy to use, but is also incredibly fun. You will have to try it to know it. Also, it is super fast. With all the fun you have while smashing through wood and the speed with which it gets the work done, you might very well have a surplus of kindling before you even know it.
- Easy to use, and fun
- Solid material
- Easy to maintain
- Does not work with wood that has knots
- Log-Size restriction, though a thicker piece of wood can always be split in half using an axe and then used with this
What makes this a great product is the simplicity of design and how effective that is. It is a thousand times safer than the traditional methods and does not compromise on the work. You must try it once for yourself to believe it. I used it for 6 months and wasn’t disappointed.