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Electric Splitter Maintenance?
« on: February 21, 2021, 08:57:22 PM »
Hey Guys,

Got a little 9 ton POWERHOUSE electric splitter.
I've ran it off & on for about 2 yrs now.
It's been a real back & time saver.

Keep it plugged it & putting in work in our garage.
How often should I change the hydraulic fluid and is there anything else to look at maintenance wise?
This splitter has really been reliable and handy...yet like anything its gonna need something sooner or later...just trying to stay ahead of the disaster curve.

Appreciate it.
Reg
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Re: Electric Splitter Maintenance?
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2021, 09:59:24 PM »
Keep the oil topped up and the beam free of pitch. Not much else to them.
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Re: Electric Splitter Maintenance?
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2021, 01:41:51 PM »
I would've thought I'd be putting a file to the edge of the splitting wedge...NOT!
I guess the snarly wood is keeping it sharp, because it is crazy keen!
Apologies...I forgot about posting offsite pics...a mere point of reference. ::)

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Re: Electric Splitter Maintenance?
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2021, 02:51:07 PM »
remember, it is a splitter not a cutter.  too sharp and it cuts.  the idea is to seperate and follow the grain until it pops open and is "split".  too fine and edge and it will bend to one side or the other and then torque your "wedge".
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Re: Electric Splitter Maintenance?
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2021, 02:53:06 PM »
nice little unit if you do not have cords to do, and better than by hand, although prob. not as fast.  If you want to post the pic, add it to your gallary then upload to the thread.  easiest to take a pic on your phone, and then put it in you gallary from the phone.
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Re: Electric Splitter Maintenance?
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2021, 04:20:02 AM »
It's a handy lil rascal for my limited usage.
I do about 4-5 cords a year, yet I alternate between the noodling with the MS 660, Fiskars, an 8 lb maul, and the unit.
Good advice on the pics, it's no biggie. Got so much on my plate right now...I forgot.
Everybody on here knows what a freaking splitter looks like anyhow!:D


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