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    Default home made log splitter

    I am waiting for my hoses to show up, other than that its ready.




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    Looks good Moose! Curious what you made the splitting wedge out of and the hydraulic tank?

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    Quote Originally Posted by willy View Post
    Looks good Moose! Curious what you made the splitting wedge out of and the hydraulic tank?
    Tank is just a piece of 3/8 x 16"pipe capped with ports welded in.
    Wedge is 1" steel with angle iron "kickers". I know most people use tool steel for these but i split all standing dead pine and have never had a problem with the lighter grade steel.

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    Cool - I figured the tank was pretty heavy with it supporting everything. Never been around one so I didnt know how the wedges were made. Again, nice job and keep your arms out of it

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    I like that you made it high enough so you can stand up straight while using it. I've seen a lot of home made wood splitters built so low to the ground so as to force the user to stay perpetually bent over while using it. My back hurts just looking at the pictures!

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    I agree Ed, i am 6'5" so it is built to fit.
    I looked at one a guy had for sale the working height was 16"

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