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4 Ton Electric log splitter?


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Yes, I have seen one on youtube, but this guy made a head that he clamped onto the logspliters head so that the logespliter could still be used.


All the successful ones I`ve seen were hydraulic not electric and were a lot more powerful than 4 ton.
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Yeah, and what did those hydraulic splitters run on? Steam? Even the little 4 ton "electric" is hydraulic. Yeah, I know; some are gas powered hydraulic. I have one, Ryobi I think. One problem is the two-hand control. You'd be amazed at what you can do with 4 tons and fullering dies though.

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Yeah, and what did those hydraulic splitters run on? Steam? Even the little 4 ton "electric" is hydraulic. Yeah, I know; some are gas powered hydraulic. I have one, Ryobi I think. One problem is the two-hand control. You'd be amazed at what you can do with 4 tons and fullering dies though.


Yep,the ones I was looking at were gas engine powered.
I was thinking that a 4 ton electric splitter would be one of those "Harry homeowner" jobs with the screw driven wedge that splits the wood.Try forging with one of those and the magic smoke will escape within minutes. <_<
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he doesn't care about loosing eyes, ears, or fingers


Tongs, gloves, and a low-speed / low impact press...?

That was in 2007 and I'm quite sure that he is still intact.
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Tongs, gloves, and a low-speed / low impact press...?

That was in 2007 and I'm quite sure that he is still intact.



Well there's a another video from 2009, so they made it 2 years more at least.. :-)
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All the successful ones I`ve seen were hydraulic not electric and were a lot more powerful than 4 ton.


I own a hydraulic log splitter but its a hydro eletric splitter, and i was wondering if i could use that some how as a press, the ram has a flattish head that forces the log to the wedge thats a solid angle thats made onto the frame
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I own a hydraulic log splitter but its a hydro eletric splitter, and i was wondering if i could use that some how as a press, the ram has a flattish head that forces the log to the wedge thats a solid angle thats made onto the frame


Depends on how many tons it rated at.
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Make some dies that are rather narrow, 1 or 2 inch width, you can get some work done...the question is "how much" 4 ton isn't much, but if you are working small pieces with small dies you can generate the necessary pressures.

The result may not be practical.

Phil

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