Aussie Kindling Cracker

Aussie Kindling Cracker

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The SLOT ME IN™ “AUSSIE KINDLING SPLITTER™” is a unique and original handy tool to help you split your kindling with ease. It’s the safest way to split kindling for your fire, whether it’s for home, camping or for commercial use. Our unique and original design twin hexagonal top and bottom rings firstly locate and guide the kindling timber or wood vertically over the inverted “wedge axe blade” also keeping the leading blade edge safely below the top ring with the bottom ring having a larger footprint to securely stand upright on either the ground or a raised platform such as a stump for ergonomics of use. The base hexagonal ring has 4 holes to either be screwed down to a raised stump (using 4 heavy gauge timber screws) or be used on say lawns or soil and be pegged down using 4 tent pegs to secure it. 

Instead of conventionally using a small sharp handheld axe or wood splitter striking with a downwards force onto your kindling to split it often running the risk of an injury with the axe striking your hand that is holding the kindling in place the process is reversed whereby the inverted “wedge axe blade” is upwards facing and fixed in place inside between the top and bottom rings supported by the two vertical posts. Now with the force of a blunt tool, namely a 1.3kg club hammer or similar the kindling can be split with a simple strike of the hammer on the top flat end of the kindling forcing it to be “wedged” and split over the inverted blade. A simple tap with the hammer on the kindling will secure the kindling on the start of the blade then you can remove your hand and allow the kindling to stand unsupported then strike it with the hammer and hey presto kindling without the risk of a hand injury. Of course for the proficient operator and with a little practice you can spit your kindling in one motion too holding it below the top and striking the top with the hammer releasing your hand at the time of impact with the top of the kindling. The heavy-duty VBLADE™ has 10 unique wedging fins “WEDGELETS™” that continue the wedging effect making light work of splitting your kindling as they force it to wedge outwards as the kindling passes over them and split it in much the same principle as a handheld or hydraulic wood splitter does. These “WEDGLETS™” are equally spaced and follow the sloping contour of the VBLADE™ with each one starting below the surface of the VBLADE™ so no wood fibers catch on the leading edges. No sharpening of the WEDGELETS™ is required.

With over 150 years of development and evolution originally made as a simply supported upward facing axe head structure (with a removable steel drum band with no top or bottom) by Waz’s great grandfather in Switzerland in the 1800’s then further enhanced by his grandfather in Australia in the 1900’s and used on various rural properties. Later as a young boy in the 1960’s Waz came across it while tinkering in his grandads shed and yard using it to split kindling for the fire, a chore that was made easy with its use.  As a teenager and keen metal and wood worker in the 1970’s Waz further developed it removing the axe head and replacing it with a handmade V shaped blade then going further by adding wedge blades at 90 degrees to the main blade to further enhance the splitting feature.

The working principle of an upward facing fixed axe or cutting blade, with locating arms supported by top and bottom rings, legs or similar whereby the kindling is rested on top of the blade and then struck with a blunt tool from above is nothing new in fact it has been around for hundreds if not thousands of years. All around the world you will find various versions and configurations of kindling splitters big and small. With the advent of modern technology namely CNC laser cutting and welding techniques we have developed and manufactured this version drawing on a heritage of many generations of family input that has been tried and tested.

 

The “AUSSIE KINDLING SPLITTER” by SLOT ME IN™ is made from a combination of 10mm & 6mm thick 100% Aussie BlueScope Xlerplate™ Tru-Spec™ steel it is also a 100% Aussie made product by Slot Me In™. It’s CNC precision laser cut and welded for a lifetime of enjoyment and with an odd tickle of the blade occasionally with a file to keep a sharp edge it will keep you splitting your kindling efficiently. Being steel it won’t crack or shatter if accidently hit by a hammer as cast iron commonly does, nor will it break or chip if accidently dropped on concrete or hard surfaces again like cast iron does. It’s also lighter and stronger than cast iron as well.

A large upper throat opening of over 150mm in the upper hexagonal ring allows for large pieces of timber such as common sizes commercially used in the Australian building industry, eg 90mm x 90mm, 90mm x 45mm, 90mm x 35mm, 140mm x 45mm, 145mm x 35mm and more often discarded as offcuts and perfect for kindling. Of course firewood in rounds naturally occurring up to 100mm in diameter can also be accommodated and easily split. Lengths of between 300mm to 350mm are ideal and it will easily spit Aussie hardwoods such as Redgum, Ironbark, Box Gums and many more too. Uneven grained and knotty wood and timber may require several strikes with the hammer with clear grained timbers splitting easily with one strike.

In no time you will turn a chore into a joy having the right tool for the job and make kindling splitting fun and most importantly safe too. If you love and enjoy a fire like we do then you will love your “Aussie Kindling Splitter™” too. Available exclusively and direct from the manufacturer Slot Me In™, shipping Australia wide.

Dimensions are 300mm H x 253mm D x 220mm W and it weighs 4.75kg being made from a combination of 6mm thick and 10mm thick BlueScope Xlerplate Tru-Spec steel .

Shipping Weight4.75 kg
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0-10kgs: $38.50
11-20kgs: $49.50
21-30kgs: $55.00
31-50kgs: $88.00
51-100kgs: $302.50
101-150kgs: $341.00
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11-20kgs: $44.00
21-30kgs: $55.00
31-50kgs: $77.00
51-100kgs: $214.50
101-150kgs: $258.50
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11-20kgs: $77.00
21-30kgs: $99.00
31-50kgs: $170.50
51-100kgs: $748.00
101-150kgs: $792.00
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0-10kgs: $38.50
11-20kgs: $55.00
21-30kgs: $66.00
31-50kgs: $110.00
51-100kgs: $412.50
101-150kgs: $451.00
150kgs + Please contact
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11-20kgs: $44.00
21-30kgs: $55.00
31-50kgs: $88.00
51-100kgs: $242.00
101-150kgs: $280.50
150kgs + Please contact
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11-20kgs: $55.00
21-30kgs: $66.00
31-50kgs: $99.00
51-100kgs: $341.00
101-150kgs: $374.00
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0-10kgs: $27.50
11-20kgs: $38.50
21-30kgs: $44.00
31-50kgs: $66.00
51-100kgs: $148.50
101-150kgs: $159.50
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0-10kgs: $49.50
11-20kgs: $66.00
21-30kgs: $88.00
31-50kgs: $154.00
51-100kgs: $654.50
101-150kgs: $693.00
150kgs + Please contact
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