I'm trying to find a Monster Maulgreenspun.com : LUSENET : Countryside : One Thread
After 20 years my monster maul (Soltz (?)) broke. I haven"t been able to find a similar maul. Does anyone know where I might purchase one. The company seems to be out of business. Maybe moved even? The maul is a large, heavy, triangular all metal tool. I would appreciate any help.
-- Doyal Hunter (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 16, 2000
I had a simular problem a while back. The handle broke where it joins the head. I found a piece of pipe about a foot long and large enough to fit the old handle into. I did a super good job of welding the pipe to the head and the other end of the pipe to the handle. Ten years later, so far, so good.
-- john leake (email@example.com), January 16, 2000.
Northern tools and equipment, has it. check their website www.northerntool.com
-- stan (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 17, 2000.
My daddy has one.....an old orange one.....from about 1975......Only our neighbor had the energy to use it.......the metal handle is tough on the arms........dont know if he would sell it though....its kind of a relic.....
-- brian r (email@example.com), January 18, 2000.
Have you had any luck yet? I am also looking for a Monster Maul for my dad. He purchased his in the 70's and it just broke on him too. I sure hope someone can find one or where we can write to the company.
-- Jennifer Dalton (firstname.lastname@example.org), May 09, 2001.
Northern tool has it, its called a "Log Blaster".
-- Harry Jones (email@example.com), November 01, 2001.
Lehman's has one too, in the current catlog it is item #12-450 and cost $39.00.
-- Thumper (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 01, 2001.
My husband had a Soltz Monster Maul which this summer "walked off" from our property. We purchased the Northern Tools maul, which is similar in many ways to the other, but he says that the Soltz product had a handle with an almost flat side that kept the tool from rotating while you used it. I'll check out the Lehman's product, but does anyone know if this item has that kind of handle? He's content to use the new one from Northern Tools, but he'd be delighted to find another Soltz maul or one EXACTLY like it. Any suggestions?
-- Amy Turner (email@example.com), November 03, 2001.
I had one and lost it and I am still looking. I purchased a similar one a couple years ago, but it is nothing like the original. I anyone has had any luck, please let me know. The one at Lehmans looks like the one I have.
-- Dave Tompkins (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 20, 2001.
The Soltz Monster Maul is very different from the one pictured at Northern Tools and Lehmans. These are 12 lb heads and the Soltz is a 20 pound. I have used both and the Soltz will blast through just about everything.
My friends father has one and I have been looking for one for quite some time. I am considering having one made. I just took the measurements for it tonight.
-- Stephen Surbaugh (email@example.com), November 23, 2001.
Mine is on loan. I'm buying this one : http://www.camden-industrial.com/supply/webSession/store/dept-9/depart ment/dept-9/item/90550/icn/20-271411/shopper/CI1006641440-53938/ames/1 131500.htm
for my buddy (a wedding present, actually) in order to get mine back. Stoltz sold a couple different models...most folks went for the heavier one..can't remember, but it used to be sold in catalogs along with a barrel stove kit back when the Arabs first really shut the door on us-'79 or so.
This one is 19.99, but the shipping is like 13-15$ !!! j
-- Mauler (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 24, 2001.
I found an exact clone of the Monster Maul from Quality Farm & Fleet for $22. It is 16lbs. and is made by www.braveproducts.com
-- Paul Ortlieb (email@example.com), December 06, 2001.
Just wanted to thank all of you for the super information. My husband wants a Monster Maul for Christmas. I did a quick search on Google and up came your Q & A's -- giving me every bit of information I need in less than 30 seconds' reading! Thanks to everyone who contributed information -- what awesome technology this is! Merry Christmas to all.
-- Lyn Goering (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 14, 2001.
I have a monster maul that is 20 years old. I purchased it from an ad in the Field and Stream Magazine. The above info is correct in that there are one or two companies making something like it, but if you've ever owned an original, they dont even come close. Very poor quality. There is a company in Alabama that just started making an EXACT duplicate of the Monster Maul. They offer a great warranty and satisfaction guarantee. They are Splitzall Corporation, 40960 Hwy 225, Bay Minette, Al. 36507 251-751-4198. The Splitzall Maul sells for around $35 plus shipping.
-- Jeff Horne (email@example.com), December 26, 2001.
I have been looking for a maul similar to or the same as the Monster Maul. I have a 16# one, but am looking for a lighter one in weight, preferably one 8# to 12#. Let me know if anyone has any idea where I might buy one.
-- Dennis Broadwater (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 28, 2002.
The Splitzall Maul is just like the original Monster Maul. The have a website at splitzall.com.
-- Mike Biles (email@example.com), February 09, 2002.
Another source for a large wood splitting maul is the "Heavy Maul" (model # 130ST) made by Council Tool--www.counciltool.com--(910/646- 3011). 12 lb head with 34 inch steel handle. This handle is longer than the other 27 in. handles I found. I just ordered one from doityourself.com for $31.96. It's an option for you.
-- Wade Riniker (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 22, 2002.
Alas, Sotz went out of business several years ago. There is no substitute for their "monster maul" IMHO, but since they are no longer available The ones from Northern work OK. I have an original Sotz metal wheeled cgarden cart, but gave my maul to our son since its getting too heavey for my aged bones to handle.buzz
-- JOHN (SHINNBUZZ@BIGFOOT.COM), March 10, 2002.
great thread here. My dad bought a Soltz double barrel wood burner in 1980 and got the monster maul with it. We have swung that 16# monster (I just weighed the pieces) for the past 22 years. Last Saturday, March 16, 2002 our beloved monster finally gave out in the same failure mode (broke at neck) as previously described by others in this chain. I'm going to check into some of the suggestions here in the hopes of finding a replacement. Thanks.
-- john starr (email@example.com), March 23, 2002.
ace hardware has them. 16 pound I think.
-- jz (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 23, 2002.
To fix, check out welding. My family has what we call a block- splitter, but sounds like what you call a maul (in our language a maul would be more like a big sledge-hammer). Anyway, it came with a wooden handle, which of course didn't last. After replacing that about three times Dad got a piece of heavy galvanised pipe about the right size and welded it on very solidly. Ran the pipe through the head as if it were a wooden handle, then welded both top and bottom of head to pipe - built up the handle-side weld a lot. Still with a void right through the tool though, so rainwater runs through instead of pooling in the handle. Tool is left outside all the time, but generally propped, head down, against a chopping block rather than lying down. It's still going strong, and that's almost forty years. I think they needed to touch-up the weld once - the pipe was still solid, but the weld around it had cracked a bit. Just about needs a tool-welder to reface the blunt side of it though - that side is used as a sledgehammer to drive wedges, and it's getting a bit worn.
-- Don Armstrong (from Australia) (email@example.com), March 24, 2002.