When I was a kid, our house was heated by a wood furnace. Part of our daily routine was ensuring there was split and carried inside. The splitting maul was heavy and not fun, but it had to be done.

If you heat with wood, you know what I'm talking about.

I was out to lunch with a friend, discussing an item he'd just purchased that would make splitting wood easier. There would be no more swinging an axe or splitting maul, just a drill and a wood-splitting drill bit.

Even though I don't heat with wood these days, I like to camp and build campfires. After lunch, I started researching and watching videos to see if it would be a tool I needed.

One of the videos I watched was from DIYFans on YouTube, and the drill bit concept seemed to work just how you'd want it to, on smaller pieces of wood.

One thing I noticed was the drill that was being used was an electric drill. That could end up causing an issue if you're camping and electricity isn't available. The caption on the video also said it wouldn't be a good option for larger hardwoods or knotty woods.

This Wood Splitting Drill Bit is design to split tough oak, hickory, walnut, sycamore. Geometry design reduces friction and saves time. Not recommended for knotty woods or large diameter hardwoods.
Efficient tools for logging and open the wood for quick separation of logs and increased productivity. Titanium coating to reduce friction and heat by heat treatment,makes cutting easier and more durable.

The next video I watched confirmed the concern of the larger wood and drill style.

There could be a possible use for this bit, but I don't think it would be much easier than just whacking the log with a splitting maul. It also seems it could be more of a frustration than a benefit.

Have you ever tried this type of bit? If so, would you recommend it? Shoot me an email and let me know. 

Awesome S'More Recipes For Your Wyoming Campfire

Here Are Fire Safety Steps For Your Family

Thanks to our friends at the City of Mills Fire Department and Alertall.com these steps should be discussed and practiced with your entire family and anyone else that lives with you.

Gallery Credit: Drew Kirby/Canva

More From K2 Radio