A little paraffin (candle wax) on the wedge will help. I have also used Pam spray.
Here is my solution to lifting heavy rounds. :)...
That's what I'm planing to do, just haven't found a roundtuit. ;)
For now I just set a pallet behind the splitter.
I built a table out of scrap lumber for my 5 ton splitter.
I hooked a bungee cord to the control lever so I could operate it with my...
The pipe is 3/4" ID the hose is about 1" ID.
I used pieces of washing machine drain hose for the grip on the ones I made out of 3/4" pipe and ice tongs.
The second shortest one is...
After watching the youtube video a couple times I decided to build one.
Although I have plenty of recycled lumber and several swivel bearings...
That model didn't have a flare at the top of the cone so I welded 4 pieces of leaf spring to it.
After that picture was taken I broke a couple of...
The sticklers will work on a posthole digger but they wont work direct drive from a tractor PTO.
This is an early model stickler with a...
I buy these double leather palm gloves by the dozen.
I prefer the gauntlet cuff style. Item 800DP
A dozen pairs will last me a couple years....
Here is mine. Split a couple of logs with it today.
Didn't think to take a pix of it mounted on the tractor.
I don't use it very often,...
I don't use tongs in the stove, just a poker, but for handling firewood outside I use ice tongs
and for the bigger stuff
That will happen if the fluid is low or the splitter is tilted in the wrong direction.
The wedge end needs to be slightly higher than the motor end....
Mine is similar, made out of recycled lumber.
The legs are 20" apart.
The horizontal braces are marked so I know where to cut on long...
Easy to make and very useful.
A set of ice tongs from ebay
3/4" pipe from my junk pile, and a piece of washing machine...
My tractor doesn't have a loader so I use this bale hauler I built years ago.
I use old fiberglass fishing rods to make mine.
I soldered one to a bar nut but it kept breaking loose so I had the same idea as the OP and added a...
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