For those who lost the original Instruction
Booklet that comes with every Woodwiz® Splitter,
don't despair! We have it here for you inAdobe Acrobat form:Woodwiz
Instruction Booklet .pdf
Tools needed: screwdriver. PLEASE USE EYE PROTECTION AND STEEL TOE SHOES!
1. Hold splitter upright, tap the hand grip off using
the sliding hammer.
If all you need is a new hammer, simply remove
hammer and replace with the new one. Place grip back on. Applying
hairspray inside grip and on the handle will allow it to slide on and keep
it in place when dry.2. Remove the hammer. If the handle has been bent
such that the hammer is jammed, use a hacksaw to cut the handle off
just above the hammer, then remove it.
3. Remove the retaining ring.
4. Hold the splitting tip with one hand
and pull the handle free with the other hand.
II. Handle Construction
Parts needed: 50" length
of 1/2" ID seam welded or gas pipe, 1" X 1/4" roll pin. These parts may
be ordered from us, or may be purchased at your
local hardware store.1. Push roll pin out of damaged handle with drift
punch and hammer. Be sure to support your work in a vice. Remove spring
and retaining ring.
Tools needed: 3/16" drift punch (or sawed off 16d nail),
hammer, hacksaw,and 1/4" drill.
2. Drill 1/4" hole into end of new pipe centered 3/8"from
3. Drive roll pin through so that ends protrude equally.
4. Slip spring then
retaining ring down pipe and seat against new roll pin.
Tools needed: screwdriver
1. Assemble Handle if necessary (place Pocket
Washer then Spring and then insert and tap Roll Pin into drilled hole) and place into the
tip (roll pinned end first). Place the tip onto a stable upright log as a bench
(this is about the perfect height to work
from) and rest the handle on your shoulder.
2. Drop a new Retaining Ring down
the handle and push it into
the hole with screwdriver -one end first, working around gently until
ring is seated or past the groove. Don't hold the tip because you may
slip and poke yourself. Hold the handle instead.
3. Grab the tip with one hand, the handle
with the other, and pull apart. If the ring was past the groove, it will
click into place. Observe that the ring appears to be evenly seated all the
way around. Reseat if needed.
4. If you feel the ring is properly seated, place the
hammer back on and allow to fall once while holding the unit up off the floor.
Hold with one hand at the top of the handle. Careful not to get your hand in
the way!! This
is a good test to see if the ring is seated. Watch your toes!
5. Place the grip back on. Use hairspray inside the grip and on the pipe to
help slide it on. It will dry and hold like glue. (Special thanks to Michael
Abbott- Atlantic Mine, MI for that suggestion.)
We have a Handle assembly available complete with
Pocket Washer, Spring and Roll Pin installed. You may simply insert it into
a functioning Tip with new Retaining Ring, replace your hammer and grip
and begin splitting again! A splitter worn from years of use may require replacement
of more than the handle. You are welcome to email us for
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