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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Log Splitter - Carriage
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:
The carriage moves slowly, jerks, making unfamiliar noise, fails to split – Log splitter pointing downhill
As soon as the motor starts, the carriage begins to move without pressing the lever. – Operating valve sticking or obstructed
Check that end of the valve stem remains in contact with the face of the lever when the lever is depressed and released. If the valve does not pop back out when the lever is realeased, clean as explained below.
ENSURE THE RAM IS FULLY RETURNED
Remove the nut holding the lever and remove the lever. Remove the valve, check the O-Ring and clean the valve with lint free cloth. Replace the valve and the lever.
Carriage moves without pressing the lever and the splitter fails to split. – Operating valve sleeve misaligned
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