Log Splitter- Show us your log splitter.

nathan125

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Nov 18, 2013
58
idaho
Splitter my father in law built for me. New 6.5 hp Predator engine. 5" cylinder, 11 gpm pump. Beam appears to be about 1/4" thickness. It isn't a racer but will split 90% of the wood I have. Splitter ran into a knotted up piece of something and it started to twist the beam, I backed it off and hit it off with a sledge hammer and threw that log aside. The beam untwisted when I reversed the ram, maybe the beam is a bit weak for the power this thing possess? Either way I am happy to have it and beats using a maul.
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VirginiaIron

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Dec 19, 2013
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Nice. I believe H beams are stronger than I beams. You could stiffen/strengthen that beam by placing plate or U-channel at the base, or stiffeners/plate in the web.

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Ashful

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Mar 7, 2012
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That splitter is a great candidate for a 4” replacement cylinder. No more twisty beam, and 50% faster.
 

duramaxman05

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Aug 17, 2014
411
Perryville, Mo
Here is a beast of a splitter I just got done working on. It has a wisconsin engine on it. We have a 2 way splitter just like it but with a 10hp vanguard on it. You. An split a lot of wood in a hurry with one.
 

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VirginiaIron

Minister of Fire
Dec 19, 2013
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Central Virginia
This is a wood splitter that I built this year. It has a hydraulic log lift system that words great. It has a two cylinder engine that runs a 16 gal. pump. The ram is a 4.5" cylinder. It has a auto return system, this makes splitting go smooth.
marcus
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Thanks for posting. I saw one like this, in yellow, and that unit's lift is actually part of the corner table/working surface.
What does your lift look like?
I was abandoning my idea of another horizontal project for the tabletop version.
 
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WiscWoody

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This is a wood splitter that I built this year. It has a hydraulic log lift system that words great. It has a two cylinder engine that runs a 16 gal. pump. The ram is a 4.5" cylinder. It has a auto return system, this makes splitting go smooth.
marcus
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I think that is the nicest looking homemade splitter I’ve seen and you did a nice job on it. Maybe you could open a small factory and give Wolfe Ridge Mfg some competition.
Edit: I think VirginiaIrons splitter is really nice too.
 
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VirginiaIron

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Dec 19, 2013
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Central Virginia
I finally found the tabletop model that had the lift I mentioned. I am very impressed with the design of his lift.


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