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    Default Log splitter

    Finally had time to build this baby log splitter. It is about 8 tons and does what I need it to. Built it for under $250 with parts from Surplus Center.
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    Default Re: Log splitter

    Tested it out yet?
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    Yes I split some 8" oak with no issue.

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    Nice.

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    Default Re: Log splitter

    Very nice. What size cylinder did you use

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    I think it is 3"

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    Nice job! Next you need a cradle on that beam, sure has saved my back over the years.
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    Yes a cradle is in my plans. Have a few other things at the top of my list now so it my be awhile.

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    Default Re: Log splitter

    3 in cyl, 1.5 shaft

    At 2500 psi you would have 8 ton +

    At 3000 psi you would have 10 ton +
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