Regular cleaning of the log splitter is essential, as this is the only way to protect it from damage and signs of wear. It is surprising that the cleaning of the device is not a big act. Even people who are new to the field can do the cleaning and care quickly and easily.
Tip 1: Regular cleaning is a must
Before you can even start cleaning, you need to know when it’s necessary. In the best case maintain and clean the device after each use. The reason is that with a wood splitter, you often process many kilograms of wood in one go and then only need it again in a few months. If you did not clean the wood splitter now, it could have a negative effect on the whole mechanics.
This includes signs of wear, which in turn represent a great danger to you. After all, powerful devices work with several tons of splitting force, so that even a rusty screw or dirt in the gearbox can cause you to hurt yourself. Various contaminants spread and attack sensitive small parts. The consequence is not only the expensive replacement of these parts, but also a dangerous device.
Tip 2: Before cleaning
Before you can start cleaning, you have to take care of your own safety. The very first step in cleaning is to turn off the device. It is important that you not only turn off the log splitter, but completely disconnect it from the power supply. After all, it can easily happen during cleaning that you get to the on button and thus float in great danger. For this reason: pull the plug!
Many manufacturers specify exactly how a cleaning should be done, what to look for and how to do it best. You can follow these instructions as a rough guide. Likewise, it is convenient if you provide all the resources beforehand.
These include a brush, a bucket of warm water and a little washing-up liquid, a dry cloth and a special cleaner and grease. The preparation is very beneficial because you can do the cleaning in one step.
Tip 3: Remove all of the coarse dirt
When splitting logs, chips and other waste accumulate. You can now brush it out with the brush. Not only remove the wood from the cut surface, but also all nearby fittings and machinery. If coarse wood dust or flour has accumulated that you cannot grasp with the brush, use a clean cloth.
Moisten it a little and drive over the individual passages. But be careful that no water gets into the electronics. It is better if you wipe over an area several times so that it is cleaned instead of working with a very damp cloth.