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post #21 of 39
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Mine is a 7 ton Pow R Kraft. It will by no means split the big stuff. It does well for 15" long x 12" oak

David

The only electric Ive seen in person is the 5 ton at Northern tools,   sounds like you have a lot nicer splitter.  If I could have found a decent deal on something like that I wouldnt even be messing around with this, ....but.....the show has already started and I got to move forward.

 

 

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Holey Kr@p.... why does everything have to do two things.... 

its just the way my mind is when it comes to these things....I cant help it.  I'll build everything in my mind ten times before I ever start a cut, and usually my mind is already working on the next project while my hands are finishing the first.  I played with lego's as a kid!

post #22 of 39

I know you've already started this project but the depot has an electric 5 ton for $299.  Pretty good deal.  Seeing you are splitting oak, the 5 ton should make quick work of it. Heck I'd buy one and try it and if it didn't work as well as expected, take it back.

 

Harbor Freight has on for $100 more.

post #23 of 39
Thread Starter 

That little homelite at home depot is a nice little splitter, I hadnt seen that one yet. But I'd still worry about it being only 5 ton.If  I can smack it with a wedge and a 5lb hammer with little results, and a 6lb splitting axe bounces off,       even if a 5 ton would split it, I dont think it would last very long.

post #24 of 39

Ok RW I'm here to see a build! I'll grab some110.gif

David

post #25 of 39

I guess I am gong to have to turn back in my redneck card. I saw a fella on TV the other night splitting rails. He was using a 2 piece contraption with 1/4 sticks of dynamite. Sucker worked great, you jusy had to run fast, he didn't waste no fuse....

post #26 of 39
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Originally Posted by Foamheart View Post

I guess I am gong to have to turn back in my redneck card. I saw a fella on TV the other night splitting rails. He was using a 2 piece contraption with 1/4 sticks of dynamite. Sucker worked great, you jusy had to run fast, he didn't waste no fuse....

That creats a lot of work. You have to pick up the pieces.

David

post #27 of 39
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Usually , on the big stuff I take a Cat 345 and split it with the bucket teeth, ( not b.s. ing you either)  but it takes two people.

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post #28 of 39
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Originally Posted by Ribwizzard View Post

Usually , on the big stuff I take a Cat 345 and split it with the bucket teeth, ( not b.s. ing you either)  but it takes two people.

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I have used a 345 more than once

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Edited by Black - 10/16/13 at 5:31pm
post #30 of 39
I am going to watch this one. I was talking with the father inlaw about making a spliter with some of the old tractor stuff he has around. He has some two direction hydrolic pistons I was eyeballing when we were talking it.
post #31 of 39
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Steel is already being cut, The holes will take a while to drill, but should be easy to make

post #32 of 39
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o/K, so here is the basic foundation, this should be plenty strong to support the 20 tons it will be capable of.  I will drill both uprights and attach them to base with two each grade 8 1/2" bolts. 

 

LL

post #33 of 39
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The rest of the base I'll probably use just 3/16" plate to keep weight down,  it will only be to keep jack level, the strength is in these pieces already cut.  Anyway, like I said, I have a lot of holes to drill this week end!!!

post #34 of 39

That should work.

david

post #35 of 39
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I changed my mind on the 1/2" flat bar and rounded up some 2" channel,   I think it will give it more structural stability than the flat bar and save a little weight. It will keep my uprights more parallel than the flat bar. I also found some 3' x 8" square tubing that I welded to the front and rear of the base to make the platform.  Im trying to go as strong as possible with out making the darn thing weight a ton.

 

It took about a half hr of gringing to get the knife sharp. ( thats a400)

post #36 of 39
Late to this party...I've got a little electric one that does everything I need unless its a knotty chunk. Your idea with a wide wedge head would cover that...I may modify mine at some point, likely when it comes time to build the wedge up and resharpen it.
Maybe a couple of chains (one on each side) with chain hooks on one end to steady the logs that need it in a vertical position?
post #37 of 39
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It was just too hot to sit out there drilling holes this week end. 

post #38 of 39
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It was just too hot to sit out there drilling holes this week end. 

I under stand! My list of things to do when it cools off is growing. I just can't get my heart in welding when it is this hot.

Happy smoken.

David

post #39 of 39
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I'm good for a couple of hours Saturday morning, then thats it.  I dont even like cooking outside this time of year.

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