2020 - Volume #44, Issue #2, Page #33[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Easy Way To Lift Log Splitter For Vertical Splitting
“I’m 89 years old and started finding it difficult to lift my log splitter up for vertical splitting, so I made the job easier by using the splitter’s hydraulic cylinder to do the job. I use pulleys and steel cable. To lift to vertical, a cable runs from the extended cylinder over a pulley at the foot of the splitter and back up over a pulley to a bracket on the frame underneath. Retracting the cylinder raises the splitter up. To lay the splitter down, a cable hooks to the retracted cylinder and to the tongue. During both operations I stop about half way, unhook the cables, and ease it down by hand.”
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