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  • Log splitter repair

    This came in today. The block that the 8 way wedge rides on broke off. It's 2x4 solid. It sits behind the main wedge. Looks like no easy way to remove the whole piece as everything is welded to everything else so I think I'm going to gouge it out 100% and weld it back together in place. Going to be a pain no matter which way I go.
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    MM250
    Trailblazer 250g
    22a feeder
    Lincoln ac/dc 225
    Victor O/A
    MM200 black face
    Whitney 30 ton hydraulic punch
    Lown 1/8x 36" power roller
    Arco roto-phase model M
    Vectrax 7x12 band saw
    Miller spectrum 875
    30a spoolgun w/wc-24
    Syncrowave 250
    RCCS-14

  • #2
    Just a couple tack welds, right? Just run a bead over the crack, I figure?

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    • #3
      Finished this job. Started by taking off the 8 way wedge and it's cylinder and prepping the broken post.
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      MM250
      Trailblazer 250g
      22a feeder
      Lincoln ac/dc 225
      Victor O/A
      MM200 black face
      Whitney 30 ton hydraulic punch
      Lown 1/8x 36" power roller
      Arco roto-phase model M
      Vectrax 7x12 band saw
      Miller spectrum 875
      30a spoolgun w/wc-24
      Syncrowave 250
      RCCS-14

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      • #4
        Set post in place and tacked the top to keep it lined up. Veed it out. Some daylight showing in last pic, should get 100% weld, if not very close to it.
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        MM250
        Trailblazer 250g
        22a feeder
        Lincoln ac/dc 225
        Victor O/A
        MM200 black face
        Whitney 30 ton hydraulic punch
        Lown 1/8x 36" power roller
        Arco roto-phase model M
        Vectrax 7x12 band saw
        Miller spectrum 875
        30a spoolgun w/wc-24
        Syncrowave 250
        RCCS-14

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        • #5
          Root pass, then many passes alternating sides.
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          MM250
          Trailblazer 250g
          22a feeder
          Lincoln ac/dc 225
          Victor O/A
          MM200 black face
          Whitney 30 ton hydraulic punch
          Lown 1/8x 36" power roller
          Arco roto-phase model M
          Vectrax 7x12 band saw
          Miller spectrum 875
          30a spoolgun w/wc-24
          Syncrowave 250
          RCCS-14

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          • #6
            At the front was just a hole that went into the i beam so I laid a pc of 1/2" round and put a couple passes there.
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            MM250
            Trailblazer 250g
            22a feeder
            Lincoln ac/dc 225
            Victor O/A
            MM200 black face
            Whitney 30 ton hydraulic punch
            Lown 1/8x 36" power roller
            Arco roto-phase model M
            Vectrax 7x12 band saw
            Miller spectrum 875
            30a spoolgun w/wc-24
            Syncrowave 250
            RCCS-14

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            • #7
              Finished it out and ground where 8 way rides on post. Put 8 way back on and made sure it went up and down. Used Esab 7100 dual shield wire .045. Pretty straight forward repair, took 4-1/4 hours.
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              Back side view
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              MM250
              Trailblazer 250g
              22a feeder
              Lincoln ac/dc 225
              Victor O/A
              MM200 black face
              Whitney 30 ton hydraulic punch
              Lown 1/8x 36" power roller
              Arco roto-phase model M
              Vectrax 7x12 band saw
              Miller spectrum 875
              30a spoolgun w/wc-24
              Syncrowave 250
              RCCS-14

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              • #8
                Originally posted by MMW View Post
                ...Pretty straight forward repair, took 4-1/4 hours...
                Wow. What's the cost for repair versus replacement on something like this? Or is it mostly time and self-sufficiency that make repair the choice?

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                • #9
                  I assume you mean just replacing the post vs repairing it? I considered it, however as best I can tell the i beam was notched for the post and welded on. Then side plates to box in i beam were welded on and then the side trays were welded to that. In order to cut the post out I would have had do a lot of other cutting and then put it all back together. I figured this was the cheapest route to go.
                  MM250
                  Trailblazer 250g
                  22a feeder
                  Lincoln ac/dc 225
                  Victor O/A
                  MM200 black face
                  Whitney 30 ton hydraulic punch
                  Lown 1/8x 36" power roller
                  Arco roto-phase model M
                  Vectrax 7x12 band saw
                  Miller spectrum 875
                  30a spoolgun w/wc-24
                  Syncrowave 250
                  RCCS-14

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                  • #10
                    Solid work. Nice job.

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