Splitter is finally built

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  1. Firewood Bandit

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    Man, let that thing eat! Should be illegal to tie it's hands behind it's back like that. :D
     
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    Two things to note:

    When you use a splitter with "auto cycle" valves you keep your HANDS OUT OF THE WAY once the levers are actuated.

    You handle rounds by the middle not the ends. Since I have the ram on running 21" of the 30" stroke right now your fingers are close to the push plate and wedge. If a round shift slightly you will pinch a finger and you only have to do that a few times to learn not to do that again. Real important on a 200# round.
     
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    After using one quite similar this weekend, i like how the 4way wedge drops below the bed.

    Very nice!
    Hmmm.
    Wonder where Firewood Bandit was this weekend. Would have loved to try that new splitter!
     
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    Wow what a big machine!

    I've noticed (not that it matters much) that the 4way wedge makes a LOT of splitter trash. I only mention it because i work in the neighbor's field/log yard and i try to clean up the chunks so he doesn't hit it with the mower.
     
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    I was playing golf like I do every day. Don't get a day off like the working folks.:headbang::hair::whistle::zip::p:picard:
     
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    What I meant was to run that throttle full to let that pump eat. :) Judging by the 11sec cycle time on that shortened stroke you are not running it full throttle.
     
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    You are correct, the amount of trash is more. The knives are so sharp too and that contributes to the problem.
     
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    You are correct, it was running at 2660RPM. You have a good ear. I always split by myself and most of the time the machine is running doing nothing as I stack as it is split so this isn't much of reason to run it faster.

    The hour meter doubles as a tach when it is running.
     
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    Perfect working height...fine pice of craftsmanship! No upgrading from there:yes:
     
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    Nice machine sir!!!! I want to see some Gnarly old twisted stuff get destroyed on there!!!
     
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    No matter how a splitter is made, wood will still only split in the manner dictated by the grain. Running crotches through a 4 way is just hard on equipment. For that reason I feel a 4 way MUST be adjustable so that it can be used as a conventional splitter. The knives on this one are made of AR400 and are real sharp and will cut wood if needed. This does create a little more splitter trash though.
     
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    I figure this will be the last splitter I buy. I've been retired 11 years now, figure I only have one more decade of serious wood cutting in me. Maybe have to have some wood delivered then, or maybe not.:zip:
     
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    A neat trick I saw on one was a foot pedal that could be pushed off or on connected to the throttle.
    Like a sideways treadle on the ground. Step on one side dropped the motor down to idle as he walked away carrying, stacking, loading, getting a drink etc.
    step the other side (like a seesaw) revved it back up to the preset setting. Hands could be carrying or handling firewood on the beam.
    Pretty neat I thought.


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    Did you take a look at Wolfe ridge at all?
     
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    Sure, Wolf Ridge is made 90 miles away from where I am. The build quality is no where even close to this one.

    I would not consider WR because the 4 way wedge cannot be adjusted all the way so it can operate as a conventional splitter. I process log cut offs that have a lot of crotches and big limbs in them.

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    Very nice splitter you had built for yourself there. Is it your birthday gift (a little early) or do you get another one today???

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    Nah, everyday is Christmas for me.:cool:
     
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    congrats! Must have done something right during those 53 years! :handshake: :D

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    Hey Ron, I think ya need some more wood to split! :D:whistle::rofl: :lol: ;)