Discussion in 'The Workshop' started by lough, Jun 30, 2020.
Can you buy them or do you make them and how do you make them?
Made mine from the blade of a digger bucket . It had a single slope in it . Cut the other side with the grinder to make a V .
Same as above with the one here, lump of cutting edge ground a bit on the other side, then has a strip of I think 10mm welded to each side to widen it a bit at the back.
Have you any photos @drew showing how you done the 10mm strip
What size cutting edge did you use, would stuff for a 13ton digging bucket be fine
I’ll get you one later on if I remember! I can’t take any credit for it it was built locally. If I remember rightly the 2 strips start just behind where the bevel of the edge would end and it kind of runs out at the same sort of angle
I've always thought this shape of wedge should be good, slim to start the wide to tear apart, especially if splitting softwoods which can be springy.
Don't like the construction of this one which is for a very small spiltter I'd guess and I've never used this style, but it strikes me as a good idea.
Someone copied my idea by the look of things....
And is it a good job?
you don't seem to have much of an edge at the front. I assume you've a big ram
4" ram, it's a bit more pointed than it looks (bad camera angle), 2 wide skids from a JD 1360 mower back to back and 2 bits of 2" angle iron. It will prize the log apart once it reaches the bits of angle iron so you don't have to use the full ram stroke in most cases.
Here's the one I made for the logsplitter here, two bits of digger bucket edge back to back. Then two flat pieces to angle it back up and a flat piece for the top. The wedge I made was a bit long so I cut a piece off the end, the leftover pic of inside is in the last pic. 20 ton ram fitted so no problem bursting open a knotty log.
Something similar to Mf30s .Here is ours . 2 pieces of a light cutting edge back to back , with a strip of straight blade out of a shear grab . Old dipper ram from Mf 50 back actor . At least 10 years made .
Do I see a job for the welder?
I'd say so by the look of it, the left and right welds would be more important than the top weld really to hold the wedges shape. Think that's only a fairly thin plate I welded on the end to cover the cavity when I shortened it, will mig it up properly when out next.
@lough sorry I forgot all about it till now
This is my version. The blade is a corner piece off a loading shovel bucket.
My splitter axe is 3 bucket teeth welded together....................................................................................