Handcrafted wood splitter

Handcrafted wood splitter

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Handcrafted log splitter: types

There are several models of this tool on the market, but the price is not always accessible to everyone. There are horizontal, vertical and screw models; the horizontal ones are mainly used by the professionals of the sector, the screw ones are those equipments used by the owners of tractors or excavators since they can be used hooked to this type of vehicles; then there are the verticals used by private individuals and gardeners. Excluding screw ones, for the reason that not everyone is in possession of a tractor, we will deal with horizontal and vertical models. The horizontal ones are recommended for the simple fact that they can be equipped with wheels so the movement is more comfortable; instead the verticals are static equipment. We find different types of power supply: the electric one, with petrol or diesel engine and those powered by power take-offs of operating machines.

Need to build a log splitter

To build a log splitter in a portable transportable way, we will need components that can be purchased in specialized stores. You will then have to go to the DIY center closer to home. An axle with wheels and tires, which you will find in a car demolition at prices that are not exaggerated and of the size that best suits your needs, will serve as a basis. A metal tank to contain the hydraulic oil must be constructed with a template to adapt to the axle. A beam from two meters upwards with a thickness of at least eighteen mm must be provided with eyelets welded on top to fix a hydraulic piston. The hydraulic pump and the distributor must be purchased in pairs because they are specific and of course we will have to supply an electric motor or burst. Buy some steel scraps of at least four mm.


The advice is to get help from a mechanic or a locksmith, but if you are practical enough with a welding machine and various tools you can do it yourself. First of all, the hydraulic oil tank must be adapted to the axle, better if it was purchased for this purpose with specific shapes for this purpose; important thing is that the construction of the same must be reinforced as much as possible the upper wall because it will weld the beam to which it will have to withstand strong stresses. It will be welded to the center of the axle and supplied with plates with special holes for fixing the hydraulic piston. Place the engine on the upper surface of the tank and secure it with bolts fitted with springs and find the most suitable location for the distributor.

Handcrafted log splitter: Assembly and operator safety

All you have to do is weld the ax to the beam at the end of the piston (see previous photo) and supply the rod head with a steel plate strong enough to withstand the stresses. The distributor must be positioned at a shorter distance than your arm since the actuating lever is placed above it; all you have to do is connect the tank with the pump via a high-pressure hose; the latter will be connected to the distributor from where the pipes for the piston and the return for the tank will start. The craft tool is completed now you just need to test it to see if it works as a duty; always wear protective clothing and be very careful because the pressure of the piston can cause accidents. Good job!


  1. Gaothaire

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  2. Joaquin

    Many thanks for the help in this question, now I will know.

  3. Minkah

    Congratulations, you have a wonderful thought.

  4. Wafiyy

    And it can be paraphrased?

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