Mauls are more effective in splitting wood than splitting axes. Their blunt wedge-shaped heads cleave through the wood to tear the fibers apart. Although they are not as sharp as splitting axes, the blunt edge drives powerful force without getting stuck.
What is the easiest wood to split with an axe?
White Pine, Sugar Pine and Ponderosa Pine all easy to burn and burn at low heat levels. They are easy to burn and easy to split though they smoke some and spark a small amount. Tamarack or Larch both burn at medium heat levels, are easy to burn and split but they both smoke and spark.
How big is a cord of split wood?
A cord is a neatly stacked pile of wood measuring 4 feet by 8 feet with each piece of wood 4 feet in length. A face cord has the same general measurements, but the depth of the pile is the length of the firewood logs, not 4 feet, i.e., 4 feet by 8 feet by 20 inches assuming each log is 20 inches long.
Is oak tree hard to split?
Oak is generally easy to split. Jobs put off for a while tend to become jobs put off indefinitely.
Do you have to split wood to season?
Firewood doesn't necessarily need to be split to season but splitting wood when it's green can help speed up the drying out process. If you're looking to season your wood as fast as possible be sure to cut the logs to length and split them prior to stacking.