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Confusion with Splitters.

Post in 'The Gear' started by Sean McGillicuddy, Nov 5, 2012.

  1. Sean McGillicuddy

    Sean McGillicuddy Burning Hunk

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    Can some one tell us humble pions how a splitter actually works!
    Like the engine hooks to the ...........................:confused:
    Greatly appreciated!
    Sean

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  2. lukem

    lukem Minister of Fire

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    The engine hooks to a pump. The pump generates force by filling the cylinder with hydraulic fluid. The size of the cylinder and pressure supplied by the pump determine the speed and force generated.
  3. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    Pumps oil (hydraulic fluid) to one side of a piston inside the ram assembly to push it out, then to the other side to push it back in.
    Control valve controls which direction the fluid flows in or out or stationary.
    Engine & hydraulic pump supply the energy to move the oil to make it all happen.
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  4. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    And then some splitters raise the maul over the head and come down with much force, thereby splitting the wood immediately or else this causes some to emit some very harsh words which are not fit to print on this forum.
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  5. jjs777_fzr

    jjs777_fzr Feeling the Heat

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    or the engine is connected to a drivetrain like a chevy or ford...



    Don't stand in front of the car or truck while in operation and user should ensure they have accidental life and dismemberment insurance premiums paid in full.
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  7. MasterMech

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    Don't forget the black-powder splitters. Their principle of operation is the most fascinating of all. ;)
  8. greg13

    greg13 Feeling the Heat

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    At about the age of 16 you take your male offspring out side and introduce him to the handle of the mall as well as the "Chopping block". Instruct him how to raise the mall above his head(Taking care not to hit said head) and drive the wedge shaped end of mall into the log with such force as to split the log into two. Keep the splitting process up until the split sections are of size to fit into your stove. Continue until all unsplit logs are gone.
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  9. Butcher

    Butcher Minister of Fire

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    Hah, that sounds like my childhood way back when. The only diffeance was my dad would put the old David Bradly chainsaw in my hands and tell me to cut some wood. That old DB saw was 1 woppin monster saw for a 10 year old I'm tellin ya. But back then I was happy to have a chainsaw.
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    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    I don't know how they work, I just build them.;lol
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