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Ram does not return – FM8VE Vertical Log Splitter

Last Updated on June 17, 2021 by forest In order to prevent from overloading, the log splitter has a protective measure in place. Ensure that you do not force down the levers and keep the levers in place as you’re operating the machine. If this has occurred; switch off the machine to reset it and […]

Valve Core shoots out of the log splitter

Last Updated on March 3, 2021 by forest In the very rare case that the valve core shoots out of the log splitter, this is caused by misuse of the machine. You must remember not to press down with force on the operating lever. The operating lever simply controls whether or not the ram moves […]

The motor is running but the log splitter isn’t operating

Last Updated on August 27, 2020 by forest 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:

Ram does not return fully or returns jerkily – Ram bent

Last Updated on April 20, 2020 by forest 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.

Ram does not return fully or returns jerkily – Moving carriage arms bent

Last Updated on April 20, 2020 by forest 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 […]

Ram does not return fully or returns jerkily – Moving carriage is obstructed

Last Updated on April 20, 2020 by forest 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.

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