Super Split Log Splitter
The Super Split log splitter uses a rack and pinion system instead of the common hydraulic cylinder powered splitters. The main advantage of this type of wood splitter is its speed. The cycle time is only 2 seconds which makes it much faster than a hydraulic cylinder wood splitter. The ability to have this burst of speed from a small engine comes from the weighted flywheels. Because of this you can get more splitting power from a smaller engine.
Advantages and Disadvantages of a Super Split Splitter
I have not had the opportunity to try one of these machines but I like the idea and would like to test one out. I like how fast the super split splitter is but I don’t like the way the wedge is mounted. With the super splitter the wedge is fixed and the ram pushes the wood into and past the wedge. This means in every pass it moves all the wood you are working on past the wedge and you have to manually drag the pieces back every time you want to re-split them. This works great if you are only splitting your rounds once because it pushes the finished pieces off the table automatically.
The problem is most rounds I split are large enough that they have to be split multiple times into many pieces. This is why I prefer the moving wedge type of splitter where the wedge is attached to the ram. This way the wood stays in one spot on my work table in front of me while the wedge moves through it.
I use traditional hydraulic splitters and waiting for the slow hydraulics do limit my production. I can see where a super split log splitter wood speed up production but with the wedge configuration dragging pieces around on the work table and picking them back up when they get pushed off the table could get tiring. I would still like to test one out to see if the speed justifies the extra work. If they would build one with the wedge mounted on the ram or if they already have a model with that configuration that’s when I would be seriously interested.
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