How does the DR RapidFire hold up over time?

The DR RapidFire Flywheel Log Splitter is designed for simplicity, strength, and speed. Like all DR equipment, it’s also designed for durability. With no hydraulic pumps, valves, or oil, flywheel log splitters are virtually maintenance-free (except routine tune-ups, as with any machine with a combustion engine) and shouldn’t need any parts replaced. The flywheels are… Read More

OHC vs. OHV Engines

When you’re shopping for power equipment, you’ll often see companies tout their OHC or OHV engines.  “What’s the difference?” you may have wondered?  What about these “flathead” engines that you also hear about? Here’s the skinny: Flathead Engines Flathead engines, also known as L-head engines or L-block engines, are the most simplistic type of small… Read More

Know Your Trimmer Cord!

If you have a DR Trimmer Mower, you’ve probably noticed that DR Cutting Cord is a little different than run-of-the-mill department store string trimmer string.  That’s because we took over 15 years to develop a superior quality trimmer cord that would last longer, cut more, and be easier to install than other “bargain” brands.  We… Read More

What is a Kinetic Log Splitter?

The DR RapidFire Log Splitter is what’s known as a “kinetic log splitter” or a “kinetic splitter”.  That means that it works completely differently from most log splitters out there.  Most log splitters are hydraulic, which means that the engine pushes oil into a hydraulic cylinder and the pressure of that oil pushes the ram… Read More