What Metrial for a Log Splitter Wedge?

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wlw-19958
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Re: What Metrial for a Log Splitter Wedge?

Post by wlw-19958 » Wed Jan 25, 2012 9:52 am

Hi There,

I plan on putting a sharp edge on the new wedge but I will
use a less acute angle for the replacement. Here are a couple
more pictures to show you how slender the old one was.

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Thanks for all the help!
-Blue Chips-
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Re: What Metrial for a Log Splitter Wedge?

Post by Patio » Thu Jan 26, 2012 3:21 am

Has anyone used one of these, unicorn log splitters. Looks easy enough to build. They seem to be used in Russia a bit.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PwdGtxEM ... re=related
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Re: What Metrial for a Log Splitter Wedge?

Post by wlw-19958 » Sat Jan 28, 2012 8:28 pm

Hi There,

I made the wedge today. I got a piece of 1018 from
McMaster-Carr and here are a couple pic.s for you.

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I welded it in to the old splitter. Now I've got to get some gas and check it out!

Thanks for the help!
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Re: What Metrial for a Log Splitter Wedge?

Post by Inspector » Sat Jan 28, 2012 9:25 pm

Patio wrote:Has anyone used one of these, unicorn log splitters. Looks easy enough to build. They seem to be used in Russia a bit.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PwdGtxEM ... re=related
I have never used them but remember the adds in Mother Earth Magazine for ones that bolted to the axle of a vehicle.

http://www.thestickler.com/

If you look for cone log splitter or screw log splitter you will find all kinds that attach to cars/trucks, tractor PTO's or adapting post hole diggers, along with various free standing ones. Safety is one of the biggest reasons they aren't often seen.

Pete

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