I built a small Splitter

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  1. pfmg

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    I'm worthless, i buy most of my wood split, and semi seasoned, :coolsmile: then split all the bigger pieces ( i get a good price because i think there are more bigger splits than usual) and then let it finish seasoning. I was doing it by hand, which is fun for the first couple of hours, but i built a small splitter to help out a bit.


    12 ton air hydraulic jack, all 1/2" and 1/4" steel. It works perfect, slower then most splitters, but it is not about the speed.
     

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    Nice looking job! What is the full stroke of the ram? Do you get much bend from the square tube?
     
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    The stoke is about 9", the square tube is 1/4", it don't bend :)
     
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    Excellent.
     
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    I've seen those air hydraulic splitters. Nice job on the custom job!!!
     
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    I like it,

    I guess how fast it works depends on the size of compressor you have?

    Nice to have the compressor in the garage and a long air line to the wood site. No noise!!!

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    Thanks - The compressor size doesn't matter much. The jack only requires 2 CFM. I tried it on my small portable compressor and it worked the same as the big commercial one in my garage, which probably puts out over 20 CFM
     
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    that looks good
     
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    Neat. You could probably run it on one of the little CH 12-volt compressors from Wallyworld, and use it just about anywhere. Maybe a little handcart to haul it around with? Nice work!
     
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    HI,

    How much do you estimate it cost you to make it? material? hours?

    What is the cycle time?

    Any ideas about selling them?

    Carpniels
     
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