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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). 
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Technical data:
Maximum length 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 (15.74 in.)
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.)

Smart-Splitter is a product by AGMA AB in Sweden.
Marketed in Canada by Silvana Import Trading! US Patent number 5,704,374

Technical 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 wedge (5).
  • 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 physical condition.
  • 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 itself easily.

 Step 1

1. Drill a hole in the base 4" deep with a 3/4" drill bit.

2. Install the rod tightly into the hole in the base. Insert the plastic washer and the side grip. Screw the bolt tightly and totally into the splitting wedge.

 Step 2 3. Lift the handle and place carefully the log you wish to cut. The recommended height of the  logs is up to 40 to 55 cm (15.74 to 21.65 in.) long.
 Step 3 4. Lift the striking weight with both hands and drop it slightly on the splitting wedge. This is to secure the log between the cutting edge and the base.
 Step 4 5. Lift the striking weight with both hands to the top. Throw it down towards the splitting wedge making sure you let go before it actually hits the splitting wedge. You may repeat the action twice or several more times depending on the size and type of log and on the speed you apply. To cut longer logs, of over 31.5 inches, just turn the side grip 180° and place the log on the floor instead of the base.
 Step 5  6. To cut kindling, place it firmly under the splinting edge, lift the striking weight with both hands and throw it down, making sure to let go before it actually hits the splinting edge.
 Step 6 7. Should the axe lodge or become stuck in the log, force the striking weight with both hands up towards the stop nut. Thanks to the patented design, it loosens itself quickly and easily. If you are a small person turn it first to the backside for an easier reach to the top.


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