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ANY IDEAS ON HOW TO PUT A 4- WAY WEDGE ON A VERT/HORIZ. SPLITTER?

Post in 'The Gear' started by Jabbers, Jan 5, 2009.

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  1. Jabbers

    Jabbers Member

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    I have a husky 34 ton log splitter vert./horiz. with a 13.5 Hp briggs. I split most of my wood horiz.. The problem is I would want it to be a slip on because the 4-way wedge wouldn't go through the dewooding bars. The meatal bars that take stuck pieces of wood off.

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  2. computeruser

    computeruser Feeling the Heat

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    I'm sure you could fabricate something up, possibly in conjunction with a modification to the dewooding bars. You would probably want to have the slip-on wedge be a slip+bolt or something, so that it doesn't get stuck in the wood when you retract the ram to try for a second push on a nasty piece.

    Do be aware that a 4-way on the wedge would invite unusual strains on the slider that would not normally be seen in standard configuration, or where the wedge was mounted to the beam.
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    cityevader New Member

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    I agree with the Northern Tool slip-on. Minor things with mine...First: existing wedge is quite wide, requiring slicing and spreading the rear strap of slip-on and welding on a cross piece. Second: As seen in top view, the difference in angles between the two wedges allows movement of the slip-on, and after a cord of working, the rather thin strap broke off. No biggie, will get some proper metal, say 1/4"thick and 1.5" wide steel and form it to a snugger fit and re-weld.
    Otherwise, at $80, it's an economical upgrade that substantially increases productivity.

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