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Wel-Bilt Horizontal Manual Hydraulic Log Splitter - 10-Ton

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This Wel-Bilt Horizontal Manual Hydraulic Log Splitter features a 2-speed pump that quickly builds up to 10 tons of log-splitting pressure. Pump operates using 2 steel handles to split logs up to 18in. long. 200mm ram stroke. Includes 2 wheels for easy maneuverability. Pump Manual 2-speed, Max. Log Size L x W in. 18 x 6 1/2, Log Cradle Yes, Log Lift No, Oil Reservoir gal. 0.55 Litre, Dimensions L x W x H in. 41 3/32 x 7 3/32 x 11 25/32, Fenders No, Jack Stand No, Wedge 5 inch wedge height, Pre-assembled Yes, Product Type Horizontal splitter, Ram Force Tons 10. Quickly split logs 13 1/2in. to 18in.L with 6 1/2 dia. 2-speed pump builds up to 10 tons of log-splitting pressure 2 wheels for easy maneuverability Log cradle keeps split wood from falling to the ground Not related to WELBILT products of Enodis companies 5in. wedge height 8 1/2in. ram travel
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Questions & Answers for Wel-Bilt Horizontal Manual Hydraulic Log Splitter - 10-Ton

Question

Do the levers operate independantly or in tandem?

asked 3 years, 7 months ago
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Anonymous
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answer 1
To be honest you can use them either way, In tandum one behind the other or I found it to be a little easier to use the left handle to move the ram against the log [ it seems to move the ram faster] and then i use the right handle to split the log [ it seems to move the ram slower but with more force] I hope this helps with your question!!
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
by
Rick23
 - Graham, North Carolina
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answer 2
Independently. You start with the left, longer travel, lever until tension is built, then switch to right, which has a shorter travel and generates more torque (if that's the right term). Once the split has started, you can go back to the longer travel lever to force it through the split.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
by
pselaphid
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answer 3
I USE THE HANDLES SEPARATELY, BUT THEY WILL WORK IN TANDEM.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
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RusticRose
 - New Hampshah
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answer 4
I found that the right side pump handle moves the ram a shorter distance than the left, however using both in tandem action works as well as just using one. Besides it makes for a good workout. Once you have the length of your log you can stop the ram during retraction and cut down on the forward distance it must travel to make contact with the log.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
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WallaceC
 - Alice Texas
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answer 5
Wel-Bilt Expert
The levers on this Wel-Bilt manual log splitter operate independently.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
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WelBiltExperts
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answer 6
Independantly, one is for a more powerful thrust and one is more for nothcing it up and the harder logbreaks. Pretty effective actually.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
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Yampwc
 - Atlanta
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answer 7
both. the left handle moves the log quicker while right handle moves slower with more power to split tough logs
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
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GT73
 - orangecounty new york
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answer 8
They are independent. In fact one side is smaller than the other. I found on really tough logs I would switch to the smaller valved handle which moved the ram slower, but also was easier to pump, when I couldn't pump the large valved side.
answered 8 months ago
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DallasLogging
 - Dallas, TX
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Question

Do you have to pump the handle to retract the ram after each split? If so, does the slowness of pumping the ram back become annoying?

asked 3 years, 6 months ago
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LostCreek
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answer 1
No. The ram retracts by turning the knurled handle counterclockwise. You can make it retract quickly, if you like, or slower.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
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RusticRose
 - New Hampshah
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answer 2
Wel-Bilt Expert
Simply turn the knurled handle counterclockwise to retract the Ram.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
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WelBiltExperts
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answer 3
Nope it has a twist release at the back and you unscrew, the ram comes back then you re-tighten it. It was not annoying to me.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
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Yampwc
 - Atlanta
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answer 4
no there is a knob to release pressure from pump . speed of retraction is normal for a pump jack and not annoying
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
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GT73
 - orangecounty new york
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answer 5
There is a nob on the ram. I turned it slowly to return the ram to near the size of log I was splitting. I saved time.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
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Blazerbob
 - New Berlin, WI
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answer 6
To retract the ram you turn the valve at the base of the hydraulic unit. What helps is to not completely retract it, but just enough so that the next log barely fits. If you have a lot of wood to split and you are relying on this splitter it will take a lot of time and probably isn't for you. If you have a few that won't split with an axe/maul and want some mechanical assistance, this is perfect.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
by
CentennialJim
 - Centennial, WY
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answer 7
the ram is spring loaded, when you release pressure it begins to retract automatically, you need only retract the ram enough to remove the split wood, perhaps a couple of inches, thus if your wood is all more or less the same length...easy
answered 3 years ago
by
raven3
 - WA
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answer 8
Spring return. Turn the release valve and the ram retracts automatically.
answered 8 months ago
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DallasLogging
 - Dallas, TX
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Question

does it come with wheels ?

asked 3 years, 1 month ago
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roni812
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answer 1
It comes with 2 small wheels on the back, its easy to move with the handle and wheels.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
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jls2005
 - Sandpoint ID
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answer 2
Wel-Bilt Expert
Yes, this Wel-Bilt Horizontal Log Splitter includes 2 wheels for easy maneuverability.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
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WelBiltExperts
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answer 3
yes
answered 3 years ago
by
raven3
 - WA
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answer 4
YES IT HAS WHEELS AND TIRES ,
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
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Rocket247
 - Bessemer Alabama
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answer 5
The heavy end has two small wheels. Suitable for rolling across firm ground or pavement. They're not widely spaced enough to be stable on rough ground, and they have very little ground clearance.
answered 10 months ago
by
hallcp
 - Raleigh, NC
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answer 6
There are two wheels at the base of the unit WHEN STANDING VERTICALLY. I use the wheels to roll the unit (covered) under an eave of the house when it remains (dry) when not in use.
answered 7 months ago
by
jwminny
 - Montauk, NY
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answer 7
Very small ones. Good in a garage, useless in the yard.
answered 8 months ago
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DallasLogging
 - Dallas, TX
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Question

Is the log splitter when delivered filled with hydraulic fluid? The manual does not have any info about filling the fluid for the 1st time.

asked 1 year, 5 months ago
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Anonymous
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answer 1
The splitter I received did have the hydraulic fluid already installed. The unit was ready to go out of the box.
answered 1 year ago
by
kencal51
 - Ga.
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answer 2
It's ready to go out of the box. No assembly or filling of any kind is required.
answered 10 months ago
by
hallcp
 - Raleigh, NC
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answer 3
Wel-Bilt Expert
This log splitter is shipped with a cylinder that's filled with hydraulic fluid.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
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WelBiltExpert11
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answer 4
My unit was filled and did not have to be filled for many years of service. There is a small rubberized "button" on the surface of the jack (near the "bottom) which can readily be removed with strong fingernails. Fill it completely (with the handles in the BACK position) and then replace the rubber button (most likely have to use a blunt (NOT SHARP) screwdriver to re-seat. Be careful to NOT puncture or damage the button!
answered 7 months ago
by
jwminny
 - Montauk, NY
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answer 5
Yes, it's ready to go.
answered 8 months ago
by
DallasLogging
 - Dallas, TX
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answer 6
Yes: fluid is included. Tool is ready for immediate use. It does not state this before you purchase, but does in the operating manual included with the tool.
answered 7 months ago
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log34jam
 - Signal Mtn, TN
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Question

The max log length is 18", but what about the max log diameter? What can this handle?

asked 2 years, 6 months ago
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jahoosafat
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answer 1
Wel-Bilt Expert
This Wel-Bilt Horizontal Manual Hydraulic Log Splitter is designed to split logs up to 18in. long with a 6 1/2in. diameter.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
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WelBiltExpert13
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answer 2
I have had 26" split successfully, any bigger and I wouldn't want to lift it LOL
answered 2 years ago
by
Carmechmonster
 - Virginia Beach, Va
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answer 3
6-1/2 diameter!!!
I'd say it doesn't need splitting if it's that small.
answered 1 year ago
by
Willie577
 - Montana
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answer 4
I have split 14" green oak with no problem. The thing is pretty powerful. I recommend that the log end on the plunger side be flat against it. An angled piece on the plunger side puts some strain on the welds. On the splitter side it doesn't matter.
answered 11 months ago
by
Ishepperd
 - Dallas,TX
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answer 5
I started having trouble around 13". The log would start to tilt up. If an extension was welded on the top of the blade, that would prevent the tilting but as I mentioned to another person asking about 2' logs, it might be easier to cut very large logs in two with a chain saw, then finish them off with the splitter.
answered 8 months ago
by
DallasLogging
 - Dallas, TX
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Question

Can this Log Splitter be used on big logs? say 2 feet in diameter

asked 2 years, 6 months ago
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Wolfen1086
 - Va Beach
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answer 1
Wel-Bilt Expert
This manual hydraulic log splitter is designed for logs that are 6" diameter or less.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
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WelBiltExpert11
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answer 2
It's certainly not designed for logs that big, and you'd probably have to hold them in place until the jack pressed it against the splitting edge, but if they are somewhat dry, you might be able to get away with cracking them on one side and rotating 180 degrees until you get a full split.
answered 8 months ago
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rembetis
 - Richmond,VA
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answer 3
I have split logs that big but the unit didnt really like it too much and you have to keep rotating the log taking chunks out at a time
answered 8 months ago
by
Wolfmaster
 - Bettendorf IA
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answer 4
You might have trouble with splitting something that big. I was able to use it on 13" logs and it started having issues there. It would push the log up instead of split it. I had to hold the log in place. It has the power to split the log, just not a high enough blade. I suppose you can weld on an extension to the blade which would resolve this issue but it might be easier to chain saw or us a maul and sledge the 2' log in two and then use this splitter to finish the job.
answered 8 months ago
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DallasLogging
 - Dallas, TX
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answer 5
I'd say 2 ft dia is about maximum. With large dia, might have to turn log 2-3 times before first good split. I have split 18-20 in walnut & didn't think it was too difficult.
answered 4 months, 4 weeks ago
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DonInMO
 - KC,mo
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What kind of maintenance does the manual log splitter require?

 
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asked 3 years, 5 months ago
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RonP
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answer 1
Inspect the splitter for lose or damaged parts before use, after use a simple wipe down with a soft rag will do. Check for hydrolic oil leaks and clean up as needed.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
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WallaceC
 - Alice Texas
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answer 2
Wel-Bilt Expert
You will need to bleed this Wel-Bilt log splitter and also check and add hydraulic oil as needed. After every use wipe down the splitter to remove any tree sap or dirt left behind to extend the life of the splitter.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
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WelBiltExpert5
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answer 3
barely any. just keep oil in pump topped off and wedge sharp and free of debris
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
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GT73
 - orangecounty new york
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answer 4
Very little maintenance, Add / check oil every season.
answered 7 months ago
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GregButtry
 - Jackson, MO
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Question

What type of fluid should I put in this? Manual doesn't specify.

asked 2 years, 10 months ago
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JFRider
 - Georgia
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answer 1
Wel-Bilt Expert
The Wel-Bilt 10-Ton Log Splitter will use hydraulic jack oil, which can be found locally at most auto parts or hardware stores.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
by
WelBiltExpert29
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answer 2
Hydraulic jack oil available at auto parts stores and good hardware stores
answered 2 years ago
by
Carmechmonster
 - Virginia Beach, Va
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answer 3
Any hydraulic jack oil from the hardware store should do.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
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NavyChuck
 - Pocono Mts.
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Will the NorthStar Four Way Slip On Log Splitter Wedge work with the Wel-Bilt horiz. , 10 ton, hydraulic log splitter?

asked 3 years, 6 months ago
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Anaya
 - Whittier, CA
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answer 1
NO. BUT THE WEL-BILT HORIZ, 10 TON HYDRAULIC LOG SPLITTER WORKS SO WELL AND EASILY, I HAVEN'T BOTHERED TO USE THE MAUL AND WEDGE SINCE I GOT MINE!
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
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RusticRose
 - New Hampshah
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answer 2
Wel-Bilt Expert
The NorthStar four-way slip-on wedge will not fit this manual hydraulic log splitter.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
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WelBiltExperts
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Question

Is there an O ring kit?

asked 3 years, 4 months ago
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duckiewet
 - Anderson, CA
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answer 1
Wel-Bilt Expert
At this time we do not offer a replacement o-ring kit for this Wel-Bilt log splitter.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
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WelBiltExpert11
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answer 2
I don't think so, but there is a pump available at a fair price.

Download the manual and it will give you the info you need.
answered 2 years ago
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OlJon
 - Nevada City, CA
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