Splitter length marker

Post in 'The Gear' started by WellSeasoned, Dec 23, 2012.

  1. WellSeasoned

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    When I cut into lengths, I'm pretty consistent hitting around 18", however, when some friend's want to join in the fun, lengths can hit 21". Does anybody here mark their splitter beam for the longer pieces to be recut if need be?
     

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  2. MasterMech

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    Thought about it. Have the same problem. ;lol

    Mark would have to be stamped or engraved to be permanent. The wedge would just about anything else off in short order.
     
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  3. WellSeasoned

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    Maybe something marked on the outer part of the beam. This is something I'll do, then post pics:)
     
  4. mywaynow

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    dril al tiny 1/8 inch hole at 18 and use that as the reference.
     
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    I just used a permanent marker, it works well and stays on the outside where the logs don't touch it. Just reapply after it wears out
     
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    The distance from my splitters bottom plate to the log holder bracket is 18". Eyeball it works for me.
     
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    I scored the beam at 20" with a mill file.
    Any thing longer gets put aside for further attention
    PE summit likes 16"/ 18" wood
     
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    My short stroke mod doesn't let overlength wood fit.
     
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    My log lift is 18" wide by design. If it doesnt fit on the lift, it doesnt fit the stove. I have been known to cheat a bit and split stuff that overhangs an inch or two because it will still fit crossways.
     
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    You might have already posted about it but I don't remember. I was going to use some aluminum spacers they sell for the purpose, but I never did. Could you please explain how you did your spacer?
     
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    You might have already posted about it but I don't remember. I was going to use some aluminum spacers they sell for the purpose, but I never did. Could you please explain how you did your spacer?
     
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    Yep, mine is marked from 14 in. to 18 in. I have 2 stoves. One takes up to 18 in. and the other up to 16 in. So when I throw it on the splitter, and it doesn't fit, I through it off to the side.
     
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