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KRS 10-17-2010 08:56 PM

Make my Hi-Lift jack a log splitter?
 
Good evening,

I forgot my maul (again) this weekend while taking the kids camping. Lots of firewood rounds were to be found in the forest, but no way to split them and they didn't burn well at all.

I always have a hi-lift jack in my truck.

Is there a way to make (or is there a durable kit) to make it a manual lot splitter?

KRS

migwelder05 10-17-2010 09:14 PM

Not trying to be a smart ass or anything but couldn't you just bring and ax or maul?

milomilo 10-17-2010 09:27 PM

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Originally Posted by KRS (Post 383175)
Good evening,

I forgot my maul (again) this weekend while taking the kids camping. Lots of firewood rounds were to be found in the forest, but no way to split them and they didn't burn well at all.

I always have a hi-lift jack in my truck.

Is there a way to make (or is there a durable kit) to make it a manual lot splitter?

KRS

You could make a shoe to slide over the bottom with a beveled wedge or a diamond point which would split wood, although a bit slow.

Gadgeteer 10-17-2010 10:14 PM

Is there a way to make (or is there a durable kit) to make it a manual lot(log?) splitter?

No.

Cavalry 10-18-2010 04:45 AM

A highlift jack only has an 4 ton capacity. Unless you are splitting straight dry pine I am not thinking you will do much with it let alone the effort involved in trying.:confused:

But if you really want to proceed I think you could make a wedge on one end and a plate on the other. It would be handy to hold it up in the air so maybe make the end that travels mount to a trailer reciever. I know for a fact that you cannot overload a highlift with the stock bar. It just becomes too hard to pull before it breaks the jack.

Tom Zachman 10-18-2010 06:49 AM

I think it would be cheaper to tie a string around your finger.

USMCPOP 10-18-2010 09:15 AM

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I'd try making a wedge that bolts/pins on to the main beam. Sort of like the thing on the top of this one.

Norm W 10-18-2010 10:49 AM

I predict a hi-lift jack that will go around corners.:eek:

midmosandblasting 10-18-2010 11:54 AM

I have a little worry about the capacity for most splitting. We are using a 27 ton and have had several this year that have stalled it out and required relocating the split till we got it nibbled down.Swamp oak ,4 trees grown into 1,,elm ,even a bad sycamore. I would cut real short so you have a better chance.

kbs2244 10-18-2010 01:50 PM

I would expect that in the end it would be cheaper and easier to buy a second maul and keep it in the truck.


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