You have just purchased the
Before using the Smart-Splitter-class
TM log splitter,
please read this manual carefully.
Inside the box,you
should have found: One nylatron washer (black) (9) - One
supporting rod (7) - One splitting wedge/splinting edge (5/15)
- One rod (2) with a striking weight (1), two nuts (12), a white
nylon washer (3) and a fixation bolt (4).
If you find you are missing
a part you can contact us in one of the following ways.
of the log to be split on the base 55cm (21.65 in.)
Recommended length of the log to be split on the base 40cm
Weight of the striking weight 3.3 kg (7.72 lb.)
Total weight of the log splitter 9.5 kg (20.93 lb.)
Depth of the bore in the stump 12 cm (4.72 in.)
Diameter of the bore in the stump 20 mm (o.787 in.)
is a product by AGMA AB in Sweden.
Marketed in Canada by Silvana Import Trading! US Patent number 5,704,374
description and characteristics
Figure 1 show's the SSC log splitter from the side.
It comprises of a base (10) of wood, and a splitting wedge (5)
made of steel. The cutting edge (6) is heat-treated right
through to make it harder so that it strikes true on any type
of wood, with minimum effort and sharpening required.
The SSC log splitter also includes a striking weight (1) that
weighs 3.3 kg (7.27 lb.). It is machine-manufactured and
easy to grip. The weight and striking speed have been calculated
to create the right energy for splitting at a minimum effort.
The striking weight (1) moves along a rod (2) made of steel,
unbending but flexible. This rod (2) passes through the
striking weight (1), and must be firmly secured at its lower
end by totally screwing the bolt (4) into the splitting wedge
(5). A hard-nylon washer (3) reduces the impact between
the striking weight and the splitting wedge. It is one
of the many safety features of the SSC log splitter.
The splitting wedge (5) is supported by a side grip (8) which
has a cutting edge (15) for splintering kindling. Strong
robotic welding has been used to unite the splitting wedge (5)
with the splitting edge (15), the handle (11) and the side grip
(8). This side grip (8) is able to rotate and slide along
a second rod (7). The rod (7) must be firmly secured at
its lower end to the base (10). A hard nylatron black washer
(9) keeps the side grip (8) from penetrating the base.
The distance obtained between the cutting edge (6) and the base
is another safety feature of the SSC log splitter.
To split logs, the SSC log splitter is lifted by means of the
handle (11); the cutting edge (6) is then positioned above a
log. Slightly tap the edge into the log to secure it. The
striking weight (1) is then raised and thrown down with both
hands towards the splitting wedge (5) which thus acquires sufficient
force to split the log. This force-guided action prevents
the user against any injury. Should the splitting wedge
lodge or become stuck in the log, you just force the striking
weight (1) up towards the stop nut (12) and the wedge easily
loosens itself from the log without effort.
To splinter kindling, the piece of wood is firmly placed under
the splitting edge (15) on the side grip (8) by raising the handle
(11). The striking weight (1) is then lifted and forced
down with both hands. The splitting edge (15) serves also
to cut off the cork of the logs.
Figure 2 shows that to reduce stress during the various strokes,
a patented space (14) has been added inside the SSC log splitter.
A nut (13) has also been placed at the lower end of the
rod (2) to keep it straight. This combination of nut (13)
and space (14) gives an extra kick that is so valuable when you
force the weight (1) up towards the stop nut (12) to loosen any
piece of log that may have gotten stuck.
If used in accordance with all the instructions contained in this
Owner's Manual, and if the user has respected all the recommendations
indicated under the captions "Caution" and Maintenance and Storage"
of this manual, all the metal parts of the SSC log splitter are guaranteed
by the manufacturer, for 1 year against any manufacturing defects.
Any other warranty, express or implied, is hereby disclaimed.
Most people, use a wooden stump that they install the SSC log
splitter into. The stump can be found in the woods or forests,
or you can purchase them in a lumberyard. It should be
of a hard type of wood, preferably oak, birch or elm, not rotten,
spoiled, or damaged. Its stability is very important and,
therefore, it must have an even surface on the top and bottom.
The diameter of the stump must be at least 30 cm (11.91 in.).
Its recommended height must be between 25 and 50 cm(9.84 to 19-68
in.). A hole of 20 mm (o.787 in.) diameter and about 12 cm (4.72
in.) deep must be drilled at about 8 cm (3.15 in.) of the edge.
You then insert the supporting rod (7) into this stump's hole
and it must fit tightly.
- Make sure that all parts of the SSC log splitter is not in
a defective condition and that they are properly installed in
accordance with the instructions contained in this manual.
- If you notice that the SSC log splitter you have bought is
in a defective condition, you must not use it. Notify the
place of purchase immediately for a replacement.
- The nylon washers (3 and 9) are of strong material. Improper
usage, though, can damage them. Therefore, everytime you install
the SSC log splitter, make sure that they are in good condition and
not deteriorated. Replacement washers can be purchased from place
of purchase or by contacting Silvana Import Trading.
- The SSC log splitter was designed and must be used only to
split logs and pieces of wood. DO NOT use it to cut other
materials. Use the SSC log splitter ONLY as instructed
in this Manual.
- The features described in this manual reveal that the SSC
log splitter is quite safe. When splitting logs, the cutting
edge does not touch the user, nor the base, nor the floor.
DO NOT put your hands, feet, or any part of your body or another
person's body under or near the cutting edge of the SSC log splitter.
Serious injuries may result.
- The SSC log splitter in not a toy. It is not
recommended for use by persons under 18 years.
- ALWAYS use a wooden base with the characteristics described
in this manual.
- ALWAYS use both hands on the striking weight when you throw
it down on the splitting wedge, BUT let it go just before it
actually hits the splitting wedge.
- To avoid hitting the rod (7) with your hands or arms, ALWAYS
stand in front of the axe, opposite to the rod.
- NEVER keep your hands on or under the striking weight when
it hits the splitting wedge.
- Make sure that the bolt (4) is tightly screwed into the splitting
- DANGER: Use of the SSC log splitter can cause pieces
of wood to spring off or fly off the log being split and hit
someone, something, or a pet. Always use caution when operating
the splitter and be sure that bystanders remain safe distance
away from the splitter at all times.
- Safety goggles, gloves, boots, earflaps or earmuffs are also
recommended to avoid injury.
- Check with your physician to make sure that the usage of
the SSC log splitter is suitable to your particular health and
- Should the SSC log splitter lodge or become stuck in the
log, do not use your hands nor your feet to pry the cutting edge
free. Instead, force the striking weight (1) with both
hands up towards the stop nut (12) and the log should loosen
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Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3Z 1P7
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