I was pleasantly surprised that it did what a very expensive wood splitter does, except it just makes getting the job done easier & faster. Not to mention, it's way easier on my back.
I regret waiting to buy this. It's a must have if you split wood
Impressive drill bit. Impressive company, great customer service
Forget the axe and try this you'll never go back
heavy duty! gets the job done!!!!!
Delivered very fast. Good company
Was skeptical at first, but carlton hardware did not disappoint!
This actually does make splitting wood way easier. I was surprised
Well worth the money, happy i bought this
Fantastic product and high quality
Friend told me about this and highly recommended so I just ordered and am excited to make splitting wood effortless so he says!
LOL WHAT HAVE I BEEN DOING ALL OF THESE YEARS carlton hardware is a blessing for this drill bit
Just got mine last week and I will say from the looks of it it's extremely high quality, cant wait to put it to use!
I'm so impressed, such a great product
If I could give 6 stars I certainly would Carlton hardware is the real deal
If you split wood you simply need this
Made my life ALOT easier
Great product highly recommend
Haven’t tried it yet, but seems high quality out of the box. It’s heavy and solid.
Works great. Quality tool.
I only used a few times so I need more to tell how good it is
Durable and high quality.... but most importantly time and energy saving!!!!
If you split wood, this firewood drill bit is a no brainer. I've known about it for months and held off on buying and when I finally did I got mad at myself for wasting so much time, energy, and straining my back with my axe when I could just use this to get the job done quicker & with a lot less effort. So glad I came across this
Like the looks of it. Haven’t used it yet.
very timely delievery and such an inovation on something as time consuming needless to say dangerous as log splitting, splinters, miss swings with axe, unpredictables all around- this invention puts control and easy action into your hands (which only come 1 left 1 right!)
Well made solid product. A part was missing in original order but customer service respnded quickly & made everything right. This is a good company I would buy from again.
Great tool to have in your tool box!
Does a great job splitting the logs apart!
The great product works great and will deliver in a timely manner.
Great product! Great service!
My first impression was that it was a quality piece because of its weight.
Just received it. Looks to be of good quality. Haven't used it yet though.
haven't used it yet waiting to open camp
Works well on small wood. Best to start on the end not the center!
I Haven’t used it yet. We are covered up in snow!
Works great. Makes splitting the wood a lot easier.
Looks well made. Can't wait to try it.
Does as expected, need to hold on the drill with both hands if splitting kiln dried hard wood. Soft wood worked well.
Good buy. Have not had chance to use yet, but looking forward to it.
Won't have an opportunity to try my recent purchase until our Northeast weather improves. Feeling optimistic!
Just received will try it out tomorrow
thing works better than i thought it wood
Sorry, have not had the opportunity to use it yet.
It was everything I wanted it to be.
First time customer also.
I have to get a more powerful drill.
ROBERT W E.
ALL I CAN SAY IS IT WORKS AS ADVERTISED. NO MAJOR PROBLEMS. AS EVERYONE WHO WORKS WITH WOOD KNOWS, IT WORKS BETTER ON SOME KINDS THAN OTHERS. VERY GOOD.
Worked great I was surprised that it did what an expensive wood splitter does for a lot less effort
Delivered as promised-next to see how well the drill bits work!!
Smart tool ,no more hammer+ wedge, it's very fast, good results, happy customer
I was amazed at how well this tool worked. Went through wood like a knife through butter.
my son likes it a lot
Looked like it is well made. Just got it in the mail this morning. Haven’t use it yet.
First time buyer haven’t had a chance to try it out
Beats the heck outta splitting wood by hand!!!
Works as advertised, worth the cost.
This fire drill bit from Carlton Hardware worked amazingly. It cut the time in half to split wood compared the traditional axe method. I highly recommend this to everyone who ever splits wood.
It splits wood with ease! It works great and it's rather easy to use. Used it from the top and it split the wood effortlessly. Can't say enough great things about the drill bit from Carlton Hardware.
I totally love this thing. Starting fires is much easier now that I can make kindling. Make sure you have the drill to back it. I had to pull out my old Dewalt 18volt. My smaller drills couldn’t do it. If you’re looking for easy, this is it.
Works great with all kinds of wood. Oak and walnut split with minimal effort. Definitely is better than swinging splitting ax all day. Split about 1 Rick in 30 minutes with this drill bit, with a 20v cordless Dewalt.
Used to make kindling out of chopped wood worked very well with 18 volt drill. Great for camping and the outdoors.
I freaking love this thing. You will need a hammer-drill. Just work it down the log and you shouldn't bind up but if you do, don't go in reverse. Its a two piece bit and will unscrew. Other than that this drill bit is so amazing!!!
I was pretty skeptical of this at first. My dad told me about it so I grabbed one. But after splitting a few logs with it I was extremely impressed, it works pretty damn good. The logs I got delivered were just a bit too big to burn well in my fireplace, so I take a load in and split them with the drill and life is so much easier. It even works really well to make kindling.
This is my second time to purchase one of these kindling splitting bits and let me tell you , pleased doesn't quite sum it up on being pleased with my purchase. Wow is almost all I can say. It's very well built and man is it tough. My first purchase was a bit of a failure in a sense, it also gave me the insight of what to look for in these splitters. I made my second choice based off of what I learned from the first purchase. If I can save anyone a few steps I can and do recommend this particular splitter from Carlton Hardware. It actually does what it has been designed to do. If I had 4 thumbs I'd give it 4 thumbs up .
Overall I am really pleased with this product. I use it every time I process some wood to bring into the house for our small wood burning stove. Then I leave it by the wood box inside if I need to make more kindling. I think this would work great for camping also to make some smaller kindling to get your fire started. There is a bit of a learning curve and I would recommend reading my tips below before you buy and use.
Tip 1 - You must use this in a drill that has some Power. I tried to use it in a smaller 12v Dewalt Drill and it maxed out the drill. I have a Kobalt 24v drill that has no problem with it though. Also make sure to use the side handle for your drill, if don't you will probably twist/break your wrist. Also any plug in drill will probably work.
Tip 2 - Do Not Drill This Into The Center of Your Log. Drill on the edges of your log, it will split much easier that way and help to prevent the tool getting stuck.
Tip 3 - Avoid knots like the plague. It will get stuck if you try to go through a knot.
Tip 4 - If you drill on the left side of the log/wood then it will take advantage of the rotation of the drill. If you are drilling on the ground then put your knee or foot against the log to prevent it from spinning, or you can angle it a bit so it rotates into the ground. Best situation you have a table/station that you can use that maybe even has a stop built into it.
Tip 5 - Works best to break down already split logs into smaller kindling or smaller logs to fit into a small stove. I don't have a heavy duty hammer drill to test out its operation on larger logs. For what I need it works great.
I recently received this drill bit from Carlton Hardware, loaded it into my drill (just a cordless DeWalt), grabbed a hunk of firewood (lodgepole pine) and went to town. In seconds I had it split into five small pieces - no hatchet, no need to go outside, no whacking involved, no missing and getting your fingers. Not sure how it would work with other woods, but boy, for pine, it worked wonders!