OK, so on to another mod. I was reading a while back where Gooserider tried short stroking his splitter by drilling holes and slipping a pin or bolt behind the wedge. In his case the power on the return stroke bent the bolt/pin. I got to thinking that a grade 8 bolt or pin of significant size should be able to stand up to the pressure and that I was game to try. The largest bit I had on hand was 7/8ths so that's what I drilled out my log extractor to and then planned to go shop for a grade 8 bolt. It's not that easy to find one in the right length so I turned my thoughts to using a hitch pin. The longest 7/8ths I could find came up an inch short so I had to move up to this 1" but now I have to ream out the hole from 7/8ths to an inch. Easier said than done.