The Best Way to Cut Firewood to Length

Reviewing the Mingo Ultimate Firewood Marker

As much as I love cutting firewood, I hate measuring and marking firewood. Yet, I’m obsessed about a neat, orderly stack of firewood. Isn’t it ironic? Don’t ya think?

So I started searching for the easiest, quickest, most efficient way to mark firewood. My goal was to put away my measuring tape and chalk and get on with the cutting.

What I found was the Mingo Ultimate Firewood Marker. This plastic tool uses a can of inverted, landscape paint to accurately mark your cut points at 14″, 16″, 18″, and 20″-24″. It really is handy. Here’s the scoop:


  • Fast
  • Accurate
  • Works in snowy / wet conditions
  • No measuring tape


  • A little pricey
  • Unhandy (a little clunky)
  • Risk of getting paint on you in transport

All-in-all, I’m sold. Use the link below if you want to see the current price.

The Mingo Ultimate Firewood Marker on

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