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How to Quickly Measure and Mark Firewood: Experts at Log Splitters Direct offer some advice on how firewood markers, like the Mingo, can make measuring and marking logs easier and faster.

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How to Quickly Measure and Mark Firewood

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Before your log splitter can get to work, you'll need to cut your fallen tree into logs.

In the past, you'd need a super long tape measure, lots of chalk, a keen eye and a steady hand.

There is nothing more frustrating than trying to fit a 19" log onto a log splitter with an 18" clearance.

If you cut wood on a regular basis, we strongly recommend getting a firewood marker.



The Mingo Firewood Marker quickly and accurately marks the logs, resulting in less trimming and waste.

Just insert a can of surveyor’s paint and roll it down the log. The Mingo will mark 16 inch cuts over and over and over…

Various Sized Wheels Can Be Swapped Out
In fact, it can mark 75 cords of wood before you run out of paint!

The Mingo is made from heavy-duty Lexan and, comes equipped with a 16-inch measuring wheel.

Additional wheels can be purchased separately, measuring 14-, 18- and 24-inches long.

Cut your wood the right size the first time. Otherwise, you'll be sawing off the ends to fit your firewood into small spaces like wood stoves and wire fire pits.

As an added bonus, it's also handy for marking fence or deck boards, planting locations or anything that needs to be uniformly spaced.

The Mingo is extremely difficult to find locally. However, the spray paint can be purchased separately at any neighborhood hardware store.


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