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Author Topic: All Wood Log Splitter Brand?  (Read 2769 times)

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Offline DDobbs

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All Wood Log Splitter Brand?
« on: February 13, 2014, 12:44:18 am »
Anyone ever use any of the All Wood Log Splitter brand?
Looks to be  nice splitter.

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Re: All Wood Log Splitter Brand?
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2014, 01:38:26 pm »
http://www.allwoodlogsplitters.com/

I considered their "Oak" series splitter as they are located about 1 1/2hs away from me. Watching the video, I didn't like the way the 4-way wedge worked, it depends on the next log to finish pushing it through the machine. The fact that one doesn't have to remove the 4-way, just lower it is nice.
The real killer was NO autocycle valve like the Timberwolf HAD. I say, had, as it's not offered anymore.

Ended up buying a Timberwolf TW-5 with autocycle, its an awesome machine, should've bought one years ago.

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Re: All Wood Log Splitter Brand?
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2014, 04:48:22 pm »
By "Autocycle valve" are you talking about the detent that lets the cylinder retract by itself, then shut off, or are yo talking about one that works automatically (i.e. "hands off") on the splitting stroke as well?  If it was the latter, I can see why they discontinued it. They're probably worried about getting sued by someone who accidentally starts the cycle and loses a finger.
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Re: All Wood Log Splitter Brand?
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2014, 05:16:49 pm »
I remember that web site. Could of been Ed that was looking and asked about them. I know a member asked about them.
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Re: All Wood Log Splitter Brand?
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2014, 09:19:21 am »
By "Autocycle valve" are you talking about the detent that lets the cylinder retract by itself, then shut off, or are yo talking about one that works automatically (i.e. "hands off") on the splitting stroke as well?  If it was the latter, I can see why they discontinued it. They're probably worried about getting sued by someone who accidentally starts the cycle and loses a finger.

You hold the 2 levers to start the stroke and hold them until the wood starts to split, then let go and get another log. It finishes the stroke and retracts automatically.

cfarm, can't recall if it was me that asked before.....

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Re: All Wood Log Splitter Brand?
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2014, 08:29:59 am »
I have always wanted autocycle on a splitter.
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Re: All Wood Log Splitter Brand?
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2014, 04:51:54 pm »
 

  Prince makes an autocycle valve.  I used one on the processor I built on the left. I mounted it under a shelf so I push instead of pull to get the cycle started.

As an FYI, they work by having slightly different settings on each relief valve ( don't recall the exact difference). Although the autocycle valve is listed at 3,000 psi, from the factory they are scaled back and preset at something like 2k psi and 1800 psi.  This can be increased and arguable should as it seems that most 2 stage splitter pumps run @ 3k psi

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Re: All Wood Log Splitter Brand?
« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2014, 07:11:21 pm »
T-wolf used the Prince valve also.....I did have to "tweak" the adjustment on the extend valve just a little on mine. If you hit a tough spot slightly into the splitting cycle it would kick out.

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Re: All Wood Log Splitter Brand?
« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2014, 12:47:33 am »
I've seen two-stage pumps rated at 3000 PSI, but just about every commercially made splitter I've seen comes with the relief valve set somewhere between 2000 and 2500 PSI.  (This range is for splitters. I have no idea what commercial processors are set at)
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Re: All Wood Log Splitter Brand?
« Reply #9 on: July 17, 2017, 06:08:44 pm »
I was looking for a "commercial" grade log splitter and nearly purchased a Split-Fire, then I discovered the All Wood Log Splitters that were made right here in Michigan about 1 hour or so from my home. After reviewing their product range I ordered the Oak model.  The owner offered a local discount and agreed to supply with all fluids. The Oak unit comes standard with hydraulic log lift, hydraulic wedge lift, and a large log table. Honda engine, large pump and hydraulic tank. The unit has a proper on road torsion axle and tows real well at highway speed.

The functionality of this unit is great, I love the log lift, 4 way wedge lift and large log table. It really gets the work done and has handled anything I have thrown at it. It is American built with mainly US produced components. Everyone that has seen this unit has commented on the build quality and the fact that it is a beast. The owner was great to deal with and offered any future support that I may need. Looking forward to slightly cooler weather where I can put this splitter through many days of ongoing work.



 
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Re: All Wood Log Splitter Brand?
« Reply #10 on: July 17, 2017, 08:22:35 pm »
That's a nice looking splitter. Is it running a four or five inch dia cylinder. Looking forward to the wright up after you have used it a while.

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Re: All Wood Log Splitter Brand?
« Reply #11 on: July 18, 2017, 06:08:25 am »
Now that's a splitter!!
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