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Forest Master – Frequently Asked Questions

Explore a range of frequently asked questions regarding our equipment, as well as general log splitting, gardening and forestry-related questions. Is your question not here? Submit a question by emailing us at

Log Splitter - Ram

Check that the plastic knob of the lever is screwed on fully. If this becomes unscrewed it prevents the lever from being pushed right down, stopping the log splitter from operating. View the video below for a demonstration:

Check underneath the blade/pusher and down the sides of the carriage, for any splinters of wood that may be obstructing the carriage.

Also check that the plastic spacers underneath the blade and between the carriage and the underside of the splitter have not been dislodged.

Check the log bed for a build up of sap. Apply a thin layer of grease to the bed.

Use the Ramstop to lock the ram in position about 150mm forward. Remove the 4 bolts holding the Duoct blade/pusher to the carriage and remove the blade/pusher. Unlock the Ramstop, if the carriage returns then the arms are bent.

Check the amount of bend with a straight edge, if it is less than 5mm then you may be able to straighten them in a vice.

If the ram does not return after removing the Duocut blade. Loosen the 2 rear lock nuts on the carriage arms and remove the 2 nuts in front of the crosspiece. Remove the carriage from the log splitter. If the ram does not return contact the dealer.

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