What should I do if my log splitter is experiencing low splitting pressure or moving slowly/jittering?

  1. Check that the plastic knob on the end of the lever is fully tightened. If this becomes unscrewed, it can prevent the lever from being fully engaged, leading to slow or non-moving carriage. Refer to the demonstration link provided in the troubleshooting guide.
  2. Ensure that the log splitter is level, or even better, pointing uphill. The log splitter’s front (fixed blade end) should not be pointing downhill. Double-check by raising the front of the log splitter on a wood block.
  3. If you have used the log splitter regularly and have sensed a drop in performance, try raising the front of the log splitter on a block of wood and try splitting logs again. If you experience an increase in splitting performance, it’s likely that the log splitter is low on oil and requires topping up.
  4. Check the sides of the log splitter using a straight edge to ensure the tank hasn’t bowed.

Q: What can go wrong with the log splitter that causes low splitting pressure or slow/jittering movement?
A: Some common issues include an unscrewed plastic knob on the end of the lever, uneven ground or a downhill-facing log splitter, low oil level, or a bowed tank.

Q: How do I check if the plastic knob on the end of the lever is fully tightened?
A: Check visually and ensure that the knob is fully screwed in place. Refer to the demonstration link provided in the troubleshooting guide.

Q: What should I do if my log splitter is pointing downhill?
A: Ensure that the log splitter is level, or even better, pointing uphill. Double-check by raising the front of the log splitter on a wood block.

Q: How can I check if the log splitter is low on oil?
A: If you have used the log splitter regularly and have sensed a drop in performance, try raising the front of the log splitter on a block of wood and try splitting logs again. If you experience an increase in splitting performance, it’s likely that the log splitter is low on oil and requires topping up.

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