I converted the splitter to electric and added a 4 way wedge

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Running it on 120 would double the amps and burn it up, so that's not an option.

I am running a mix of aw32? and atf, with some other "not remembered oil" mixed in.
 
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I think you could add on to the front of the four-way wedge add-on to speed up your splitting. Maybe three inches of 1" stock to begin the split. It's possible it might leverage and twist off your existing wedge.
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I think you could add on to the front of the four-way wedge add-on to speed up your splitting. Maybe three inches of 1" stock to begin the split. It's possible it might leverage and twist off your existing wedge.
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If you look at my 4 way, it already has about 2" of vertical sticking out. The shift pressure was set too low in the videos because I had just put it together and I had no idea where to set the adjusting screw after rebuilding the pump so I left it backed out a bit. That's why it kicked down so easy. I have now set it and it works very well. I can fit a 24" long log in it and the pusher just kisses the wedge at the end of the stroke. The wedge that the 4 way slips over is very thin like the center of yours, but without the flare. There is nothing it can't split with the 4 way removed, and the 4 way will split dang near everything to start with.
 
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Here it is splitting locust tonight. I ran it for about 15 minutes and split a good face cord.
The temp was 32* and the oil reached about 70*.

 
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