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    Default need to improve my log splitter

    I recently traded for a used 3 pt. hydraulic log splitter. I have split some wood with it but immediately saw a need for some improvements. I have a plain strait pressure 2 way valve that requires I hold pressure up or down the entire time. I learned on the hydraulics forum that I may want a detent rear stroke valve. Also, I learned that If the wood was cut at a slant it will "slide" off the flat plate on the ram end of the cylinder. I think I need some sort of "teeth" on the plate to grab the wood and keep it from popping out of the cylinders press. Some wings to keep the logs on the beam would be nice also. Any suggestions and or pics of the following would be greatly appreciated.

    1) type of valve to use
    2) teeth or grab mechanism
    3) wings on the beam

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    Default Re: need to improve my log splitter

    Hello
    Here is a detent valve that will work.
    Log Splitter Detent Valve | Detent Valves | Northern Tool + Equipment
    As for a way to prevent slipping you can weld a few beads to create a grid on the base plate that will work.

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    Default Re: need to improve my log splitter

    Here is a picture of the splitter I made. I used 2 pieces of 1/4" key stock to make teeth.

    Chris
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    Default Re: need to improve my log splitter

    if you have a princess auto in your area they're on sale

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    Default Re: need to improve my log splitter

    Quote Originally Posted by Diamondpilot View Post
    Here is a picture of the splitter I made. I used 2 pieces of 1/4" key stock to make teeth.

    Chris
    That is a nice looking splitter. Ken Sweet

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