35 ton splitter bending things

leaddog Posted By leaddog, Sep 17, 2010 at 9:14 PM

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  1. leaddog

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    I made up a die and I'm using the splitter to make up my radiant heat plates. It makes fast work of it. Sure beats using a hammer.
    Plates are made out of .016 aluminium with a paper backing. I cut them out of a roll of pipe covering insulating material. It had a paper covering on one side so couldn't be sold for scrap.
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  2. ROBERT F

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    Wood burners ingenuity. use what ya got to do what ya need. I like it!
     
  3. flewism

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    I've done the same with my 22 ton, bent .25" by 3" wide soft steel. great job intricate form , as I was just bent right angles.
     
  4. DanCorcoran

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    I was looking at hydraulic shop presses in the Harbor Freight catalog. They have a 50-ton press, which would hold a 26" log vertically, for $699. Seems like you could just modify the ram to put a splitter wedge on there and you'd have a nifty vertical splitter (2 1/4" ram, 6 5/8" stroke). (You'd have to put it on skids or something to move it around, though). If you live near their store, you wouldn't have to pay shipping.

    http://www.harborfreight.com/50-ton-hydraulic-shop-press-96188.html
     
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