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» SPLITTING WOOD:
We are aware that reserves of non-renewable energy (oil) are not as plentiful as we might think. We are therefore witnessing an unprecedented passion for wood as a fuel.
Despite the appearance of new products such as granules or wood shavings, wood in logs remains the most common means of heating.
| If you buy wood already cut and split, it is not uncommon that you will have to split some pieces again: |
The 2.5 kg Bursting Maul is ideal, when used on a hardwood block (oak, beech etc.)
If you gather wood in all its forms or convert it from tree to log, you will need several appropriate tools:
- having cut the trunk and branches to length (30 or 50cm) you can then use a 2.5 kg Bursting Maul to split the wood into smaller diameters.
- for the stump, large diameter wood and pieces where branches join (knots) you will need a 3.7 kg Bursting Maul. In the most difficult cases you will have to use one or two Bursting Wedges which you will knock in with a 2.5 kg or 3.7 kg Bursting Maul or even a 3 or 4 kg Sledge Hammer.
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Other practices: on wood which is easy to split it is not uncommon to use an Axe
. We do not advise it however, because an axe often gets stuck in the wood without splitting it and can be difficult and dangerous to pull out.
Some people use a Sledge Hammer/Splitter
for splitting: the advantage is that it exists in a 5 kg weight, but let's leave it to the strong among us who can handle such a weight.
Finally, in some areas woodcutters prefer to reduce the logs in the forest down to 100cm or even longer and split them along their length before loading them on to the trailer. The 3.7 kg Bursting Maul
is the ideal tool for this, often in conjunction with a bursting wedge for the first split.
Last but not least, the first fibreglass handle, Nova, was created by Leborgne for these tools: splitting wood has always consumed a lot of replacement handles because of the high number of mis-hits.
For your comfort and safety a Novagrip fibreglass handle is almost essential right from the start. The additional cost is often recovered in just a single day's work...
» BUILDING WORK:
A range of innovative tools developed in conjunction with building professionals
Our design department has worked on the tools most used by professionals. These tools are part of the Batipro
family and have an undeniable advantage in use. These products has been have been designed with ergonomics in mind.
|Batipro Bricklayer's Spikes and Chisels are cruciform in section which means they no longer require sharpening: they are self-sharpening |
These spikes are not however designed for working in hard stone like granite: only carbide tools can be used in that situation.
| The Batipro Club Hammer is unusual in that it has three complementary working surfaces: |
- a surface specially for striking spikes and chisels (rounded corners so as not to injure)
- a surface with hard edges for breaking brick, concrete and stone
- a third surface on the top of the hammer has two straight, hardened ridges for scraping away excess thickness and defects in concrete when removing shuttering.
The Batipro Shuttering Hammer is universally appreciated for its balance, the effectiveness of its claws, its magnetic nail holder and the quality of its Novagrip handle.
|With its magnetic nail holder and nail puller blade, the Batipro hatchet is a flexible tool which is as useful for roofing as it is in bricklaying, plastering and formwork. |
| ||Batipro hatchet |
|For heavyweight hitting and demolition in complete safety the Batipro Sledge Hammer is ideal with its rounded corners and its handle equipped with a rubber mis-hit guard. |
| ||Batipro Sledge Hammer |
Lastly the Batipro Wrecking Bar, unique in France, very light with its aluminium alloy handle (aviation quality) provides excellent leverage in demolition work.
| ||Batipro Wrecking Bar |
Choosing a Batipro tool ensures that you have the best available, saves you time and improves your safety
» COMPOSITE HANDLES:
STRENGTH - SAFETY - COMFORT Novagrip handles:
In 1998 Leborgne entered the era of tri-materials and gave Nova
handles an elastomeric, anti-slip, anti-vibration grip which combines comfort in use, safety and design.
range was born! Compositube handles:
In 2003 Leborgne launched the COMPOSITUBE
handle. Made from fibreglass reinforced polyamide, this hollow handle (no core) combines lightness with strength. It is perfectly suited to tools subject to high stresses and for which weight remains a factor.
handle is therefore perfectly suited to tools such as forks
and cranked hoe-forks
. Manches Novamax :
In 2005, with the benefit of 20 years of experience in composite handles behind it, Leborgne strengthened its tri-material range and launched NOVAMAX
Clearly positioned for its ergonomic properties, this new handle developed from the Novagrip handle has a broader section which gives it a satisfying feel in the hand for as-yet unequalled comfort in use.
So, users now have three extensive and complementary ranges, a complete choice of handles perfectly suited to specific requirements and working conditions.
Leborgne composite handles ensure STRENGTH - SAFETY - COMFORT
During the design phase, as well as constant checking during production, Leborgne submits its handles to a whole battery of tests so as to comply absolutely with the high level of quality defined in its specifications.
These tests are carried out on a continuous basis, so that we can deliver tools that guarantee total satisfaction in use.