How to Build a Log Splitter

December 4, 2008 at 8:51 am

A simple device for splitting wood is known as a log splitter. Before we get into how to build a log splitter, let us understand what are the different parts of a log splitter? A log splitter includes a cylinder, valve and short hoses. An engine and pump can also be added to the device. This machine can split a load of wood in 30 minutes. You will need the following to build a log splitter: I beam or an H beam of 6 inches or more depending on your cylinder size, a cylinder, 4 inches in diameter with a 1 3/4″ rod, control vale, control valve with detent for auto stop on return stroke, pump and engine, hydraulic hoses, a hydraulic tank that can hold 5-7 gallons, wedge and wedge support and triangular push block support. Cylinder: Build the brackets for the cylinder. Cylinders with rods need more space. [...]