How well do manual hydrolic splitters work?

Bezalel Posted By Bezalel, Nov 3, 2006 at 9:12 PM

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  1. Bezalel

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    I'm thinking of picking up something like this ...

    10 Ton Hydrolic Splitter

    If this works well, I can go ahead and order the Ryobi 4 Ton Electric Splitter. The Ryobi will be for processing most of my wood, and the manual 10 Ton unit will be for those larger stubborn logs. I am thinly built and can't do much with a 8lbs maul!
     
  2. Eric Johnson

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    I would buy the Ryobi and see if it splits your toughest wood. I suspect that operating those hand-operated hydraulic splitters get old pretty quick, and you may find that the Ryobi does most, if not all, of your wood.
     
  3. Roospike

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    Manual hydraulic splitters are painfully slooooooooooooow..................
     
  4. ourhouse

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    They don't work very well. the guy next door has one and he hates it.
     
  5. elkimmeg

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    look at it this way when is the last time you used a hand saw to cut a full piece of 3/4" plywood

    cutting the plywood maybe quicker than that manual hydraulic splitter Its a 10 ton jack
     
  6. Chuck Pearson

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    I have an 8 ton manual splitter. It is fast enough for me but the first jack failed in a few weeks and the replacement failed six months later. After the second one failed I ordered a Japanese jack from a separate source. It was rated at only 5 tons but had a bigger ram than the "8 ton" original (Chinese?) jack. The answer to your question is that a manual splitter works well if you have small quantities or a lot of time but durability could be an issue.
     
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