Wetterlings Splitting Maul Frosty Morning

When I walked out this morning to get an armload of firewood and my Wetterlings Splitting Maul was glistening in the sun.

Wood Splitting Area

The picture above shows my wood splitting efforts this fall.  While you see a log splitter in the picture I haven’t used it yet this fall.  I enjoy splitting wood with my Wetterlings Splitting Maul and frankly my body and mind need the exercise.

The wood pile in the lower right is wood that is dry and RTB (Ready to Burn).  The pile behind the splitting tire is for next season.

The mountain at the back of the picture is ground up bark and sawdust.  I run the bark and sawdust through the chipper shredder to use for mulch around the yard.

If you’d like to know more about my Wetterlings Splitting Maul please watch the video below.  I’ve been using the Maul exclusively since I got it.

Stihl 066 Chain Tension Adjustement Repair

Today I fixed the cuts to my Stihl 066 Chain Tension Adjustment.

I can’t say I fixed the adjustment.  I can say I covered up the holes in the adjustment which makes me feel better that it won’t fall apart as easily.

I mixed some JB Weld Steel Stick and slathered it on where the chain tension adjustment needed repair from being cut by the drive links of the chain.

The photograph at the top of this post shows the results of my chain tension adjustment repair.  There would normally be the chain tension adjustment screw and cover plate in this photo.  I removed them for the repair.

Here’s a photo of before the repair.

Stihl 066 Chain tensioner damage
The front of the chain tension adjustment. You can see where the drive links ate away at the magnesium holding the chain tension adjustment.

How things look now.

Stihl 066 Chain Tensioner Repair
I smeared JB Weld where the chain tension adjustment was cut by the chain drive links.  This repair is purely cosmetic and not structural.

I won’t call today’s repair structural.  I’m not even sure I should call it permanent.  The repair gives me piece of mind that if the chain is ever thrown it won’t do more damage to the chain tension adjustment.