USING THE TIMBER WEDGE
BEFORE USING ALWAYS WEAR SUIT-
ABLE EYE PROTECTION.
1 To use the timber wedge, first block the log to be
split, or steady it so it cannot roll.
2 With the left hand, hold the wedges narrow edge (1)
on the log where a split is desired.
Do not use a timber wedge that has nicks
or burrs, since the rough sections can
scratch the hands or can cause chips to
break off when struck by sledge.
Hold the sledge handle in the right hand, close to its
head, and start driving the wedge (2) into the log
with a pounding action.
4 Give the wedge a few blows, then start a second
wedge on the line farther along the log and drive it
with a few sledge blows.
5 Alternate driving the wedges into the log until log
splits. For longer logs, more than two wedges
should be used.
Reverse the position of the hands if left-