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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 - Fails to Split Logs

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:

Refer to “Operation” section of the manual for correct log loading.

Reduce the log sizes before splitting it on the log splitter.

Refer to “Sharpening Wedge“ section of the manual.

Contact the dealer.

Turn the splitter upside down. Undo the 3 bolts fastening the pump to the underside of the rear end plate. Check the oilways in the pump and the end plate for signs of a blockage. If no sign of a blockage, contact the dealer.

Check the nut at the base of the lever to see if it is loose.

The face of the lever should be bent at a 90-degree angle to the mounting face. If this is not the face, remove the lever and correct the bend angle, then remount.

Remove the combined drain plug and dipstick, tip the log splitter vertically and drain the old oil.

Tip the log splitter vertically and refill with fresh oil so that it just touches the dipstick. Note that the dipstick must be fully screwed in when checking the level.

We recommend using our HYD46+ hydraulic oil which has been specially formulated.

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