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    Yet another log splitter build question thread...

    I prefer having the wedge fastened to the beam with an out feed table to catch the splits. This design also allows you to add a log lift which makes a handy staging table when not needed to lift the large pieces. If you were to make a wedge on the beam style splitter, it would have been...
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    Motor alinement

    A "Love Joy" connector is a common "spider" connector. They are commonly available to fit different sized shafts & have different sizes to accommodate different horse power ranges. There is a neoprene like material used as a cushion between the 2 halves & you leave a slight gap when mounting to...
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    Land Plane - Yet another build

    Overall Size is 8 ft 6 inches wide & just under 6 ft long. The cutting edges are 8 ft across. I wasn't sure how much lower the cutting edge should be below the skids so I decided to make the depth adjustable. Then the debate was should the blades be straight across or angled to direct...
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    From bad to worse

    I have an old puller I inherited from my dad that has 2 different sized split rings which could be placed behind the steering wheel then the arms of the puller would hook on the ring to pull with. You put tension on the ring then tapped the center bolt to pop the steering wheel loose. Again...
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    Log Splitter Wedge ripped off.

    The big problem with the horizontal portion of the wedge is the thickness & have an angle on the underside of the horizontal portion of the wedge. By having only one edge beveled & on the top side of the horizontal splitting edge, you will not have the lower split piece of wood being wedged...
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    So I needed a 7 Way Plug Inline Trailer Cord.

    Different auto manufacturers use different color schemes for wiring the jacks / plugs. As previously stated, the jack mounted to your vehicle, if factory, will meet DOT guidelines for function at each pin/blade location. (See diagram below but don't expect the colors to match you cable. Use a...
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    Thinking about a winch to mount on my new deck over.

    Don't forget to have a snatch block handy to double the line for pulling the heavier vehicles. (I like the ones TSC (Tractor Supply Company) carries. It is quick & easy to setup. Just twist the plates, slide in the cable then twist the plates back together. I also have a Harbor Freight...
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    Parts for a 28 gpm hydraulic system

    I am planning on building another wood splitter with a 6" cylinder & 28 gpm 2 stage hydraulic pump. My current splitter has a 4" cylinder with a 16 gpm pump. For straight grained wood I can use a 4 way wedge without problems but I want to build another with a larger wedge system option. I need...
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    Wood splitter hydraulic fluid ?

    PizzaGuy, I used 4 valves in series. The first valve from the pump which is plugged in the picture will have quick disconnects added to allow me to use the splitter as a stand alone hydraulic station. The second valve goes to the wheeled hydraulic jack stand. The 3rd is for the log lift &...
 
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