There were hundreds acres of it planted in rows in SLO county when I lived there still. Lots of field windbreaks on the farms.Oh, it's not fun but it is splittable, I stacked up tons of it. You just need 2-3 wedges and a sledgehammer, and a college kid with plenty of spare time and energy...
Damn.... I don't know if we can trust you to run a spinny toothy sharp thingy
Yep, made in China. The reality is for a small project like this he is going to be looking at the cheapest chinese saws on the market, but nobody want's to come right out and say that.Got bad news.... the Woodland is "Chinee" as well as a lot of others. Not all are junk, and the Woodland is one of them that is Chinee but has some QC put into it. Take a look at the picture I posted and compare it to the Woodland 130MAX with trailer. It is pretty darn close to the same mill, just ordered with different minor specs. A USA built one to look at is the EZ-boardwalk. Might be out of your budget but it is built by Amish or Mennonites and gets good reviews
I spent too much of my youth trying to split that chit with a maul and wedges. The burls in that stuff in the crotches is amazing. It eats wedges for lunch.We call it Digger Pine. It's weak rooted, falls over because it wants to. It burns very hot and fast. It will soot up a stove pipe in a week. BUT!! It makes for good timber in a non structural application. Cut into 6x6 it will stack well for a log style cabin. It also makes for beautiful interior wood paneling.
Cutting burnt trees with a chainsaw is miserable dirty filthy work. Sometimes you have to sacrifice to get something for free.