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Dirty Hand Tools™ has closed their doors! After nearly a decade of producing high quality log splitters & mowers, Dirty Hand Tools has closed their doors forever and they’re no longer manufacturing power equipment.

Should you grease a log splitter?

Lubricate the Ram Another obviously important part of your hydraulic log splitter is the ram. You need to keep the ram fully greased up. Keep every square inch of it greased, because a dry ram will quickly become a rusty ram. Rusted rams will damage the hydraulic seal, and you do not want to damage the seal.

How do you lubricate a log splitter?


  1. Step 1 – Check for leaking hydraulic fluid.
  2. Step 2 – Fill hydraulic fluid reservoir.
  3. Step 3 – Remove air from the hydraulic cylinder.
  4. Step 4 – LUBRICATE BEAM.
  5. Step 5 – Clean the log splitter regularly.
  6. Step 6 – Store your hydraulic log splitter in a dry area.
  7. Step 7 – Replace worn log splitter parts.

How do I increase the speed of my log splitter?

Only way to speed up a splitter is to move more oil. Either get a bigger pump or speed up the existing pump.

How much hydraulic fluid does a log splitter hold?

between 3.5 to 7 litres
The majority of log splitter hydraulic fluid reservoirs will allow between 3.5 to 7 litres, largely depending on the size and power of the log splitter.

How often should you change the hydraulic oil in a log splitter?

To keep your log splitter splitting for many years to come, check the hydraulic fluid often. Before using your hydraulic log splitter, make sure the reservoir tank is filled. And after 100 hours of use, change out the hydraulic fluid and the filter.

Where do you put hydraulic oil in a log splitter?

To add the appropriate amount of hydraulic fluid, you must first remove the oil filling plug. Then fill the hydraulic fluid unit until it is three-fourths full. After you have added the right amount of hydraulic fluid, you’ll need to remove, or bleed, the trapped air from the cylinder.

Why is my wood splitter slow?

A slow log splitter is often caused by issues with the power supply, hydraulics, ram, fan, pump or cylinder. Checking each element one-by-one can help you identify the cause of the problem. The speed of a log-splitter cycle ranges from 3-5 seconds up to 30 seconds, depending on age and type of log splitter.

How do you build a log splitter?

Building a Log Splitter: Here we have shared steps for building a basic log splitter for you.

  • Essentials for building a splitter:
  • Preparation for building a Splitter: Before you actually begin to build your log splitter,it is important to be cautious and prepared with all the safety considerations made.
  • What hydraulic oil do you recommend for log splitters?

    The most common approved hydraulic oil for log splitters is a hydraulic oil that is AW (Anti Wear) 32. This type of oil lubricates gears and other mechanical parts during extreme heat and cold. Additionally, it pressurizes the hydraulic system. When you activate the log splitter, the hydraulic system builds pressure with the oil.

    How to build a 30 ton log splitter Part 1?

    pin For the hold-down pin, measure along the drawbar 860 mm from the center of the pivot and bore another 50 mm hole and weld in another 75 mm long boss. Place the two brackets either side of the boss with a thin packing washer in between. Rest the main beam on these brackets and tack-weld together.

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