Screw type log splitters utilize the concept of
screwing a splitter tip that is pointed and tapered back
to a wide spade that forces the wood apart as it is
screwed into the log. It is a simple concept that allows
many power options to propel the device.
Screw Powered Wood
There are several benefits to using a screw type log
splitter rather than a conventional hydraulic or
electric wood splitting system.
First, they are easy to
use, safe, affordable, easy to maintain, and have a fast
production rate for getting the job done. This type of
splitter offers a replaceable tip that is made to last
forever since they are made from heat treated steel.
Home Made Screw Type
Wood and Log Splitter
Build Your Own Screw
Drive Log Splitter
The idea of a screw type penetrating device for wood
splitting has been around for a long time. The general
design includes a large steel auger with a special steel
screw tip to pry into a log. This in turn forces the log
to split as needed. This type of conical cone shaped
unicorn splitter works in an entirely different way than
common day hydraulic splitters.
High strength solid steel tip construction with deep
precision machined threads. Flared to allow separation
as splitter cone penetrates.
Tips made from heat treated steel for long lasting
life with standard diameter coupler to fit typical
Simply put, a precision machined threaded screw
penetrates into the log forcing it to split. No down
pressure is necessary as the screw tip pulls the log
into the auger. Steel tips are replaceable and can be
sharpened with an ordinary chain saw file!
Screw type wood splitters are sometime used by
bolting them to the hub of a car or truck. By harnessing
the vehicle's engine for power, they can split logs far
faster and more efficiently than any self-powered
splitters, either hydraulic or screw-type.
There is no more strain placed on your vehicle's
engine or drive line than a leisurely drive down a
common level city street. You can split a large supply
of wood with very little effort or fuel.
The cost of this type of splitter is only a fraction
of that for a less efficient self-powered hydraulic
splitter. Rugged construction and design makes splitting
wood a breeze.
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High strength steel construction with precision
Reinforcement center spine with heavy wall tube
Replaceable chrome plated alloy steel tip can be
sharpened with ordinary chain saw file
Various heavy duty adapter plates fit virtually
any domestic or foreign car or small truck
Screw Type Log Splitters can be powered in many ways
including electric powered like you see here
http://www.yourepeat.com/watch/?v=WexxBjvy1O8, or by
gas as in the thumbnail figures above, pto driven like
on the skid steer above, or other mechanical options
including units like the
that attaches to the wheel hub of a car. These screw
drive options give you a variety of power choices.