Clarke Log Buster 3 User guide

LOG SPLITTER
MODEL NO: LOGBUSTER 6
PART NO: 3402035
OPERATION & MAINTENANCE
INSTRUCTIONS
10/08
INTRODUCTION
Thank you for purchasing this CLARKE product.
Before attempting to use this product, please read this manual thoroughly and
follow the instructions carefully. In doing so you will ensure the safety of yourself
and that of others around you, and you can look forward to your purchase
giving you long and satisfactory service.
GUARANTEE
This product is guaranteed against faulty manufacture for a period of 12
months from the date of purchase. Please keep your receipt which will be
required as proof of purchase.
This guarantee is invalid if the product is found to have been abused or
tampered with in any way, or not used for the purpose for which it was
intended.
Faulty goods should be returned to their place of purchase, no product can
be returned to us without prior permission.
This guarantee does not effect your statutory rights.
IN THE BOX
A
Log splitter frame
B
Control arms
C
Support table
D
User guide
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CONTENTS
Introduction ................................................................................ 2
Guarantee .................................................................................. 2
In the box .................................................................................... 2
Contents...................................................................................... 3
General safety rules .................................................................. 4
Additional safety rules for log splitters ..................................... 5
Safety symbols ............................................................................ 7
Electrical connections ............................................................... 8
Identification of parts ................................................................ 9
Assembly ..................................................................................... 10
Operation ................................................................................... 12
Maintenance.............................................................................. 16
Troubleshooting.......................................................................... 17
Disposal ....................................................................................... 17
Specifications ............................................................................. 18
Parts and servicing..................................................................... 18
Declaration of conformity......................................................... 19
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GENERAL SAFETY RULES
WARNING: READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS. FAILURE TO FOLLOW ALL
INSTRUCTIONS LISTED BELOW MAY RESULT IN ELECTRIC SHOCK, FIRE AND/
OR SERIOUS INJURY. SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS.
WORK AREA
1.
Keep the work area clean and well lit. Cluttered and dark areas invite accidents.
2.
Do not operate log splitters in explosive atmospheres, such as in the presence of
flammable liquids, gases or dust. Log splitters create sparks which may ignite the dust or
fumes.
3.
Keep children and bystanders away while operating the log splitter. Distractions can
cause you to lose control.
4.
The surface must be perfectly level to prevent the machine from moving during operation.
ELECTRICAL SAFETY
1.
The log splitters plug must match the outlet. Never modify the plug in any way.
Unmodified plugs and matching outlets will reduce risk of electric shock.
2.
Avoid body contact with earthed or grounded surfaces such as pipes, radiators, ranges
and refrigerators. There is an increased risk of electric shock if your body is earthed or
grounded.
3.
Do not expose log splitters to rain or wet conditions. Water entering a log splitters will
increase the risk of electric shock.
4.
Do not abuse the cord. Never use the cord for carrying, pulling or unplugging the log
splitter. Keep cord away from heat, oil, sharp edges or moving parts. Damaged or
entangled cords increase the risk of electric shock.
5.
When operating the log splitter outdoors, use an extension cord suitable for outdoor use.
Use of a cord suitable for outdoor use reduces the risk of electric shock.
6.
Do not leave the log splitter unattended when plugged in to the mains supply.
PERSONAL SAFETY
1.
Stay alert, watch what you are doing and use common sense when operating a log
splittter. Do not use the log splitter while you are tired or under the influence of drugs,
alcohol or medication. A moment of inattention while operating log splitters may result in
serious personal injury.
2.
Use safety equipment. Always wear eye protection. Safety equipment such as non-skid
safety shoes, close fitting clothing and suitable work gloves should always be used.
3.
Avoid accidental starting. Ensure the switch is in the off position before plugging in.
4.
Do not overreach. Keep proper footing and balance at all times. This enables better
control of the log splitters in unexpected situations.
5.
Dress properly. Do not wear loose clothing or jewellery. Keep your hair, clothing and
gloves away from moving parts. Loose clothes, jewellery or long hair can be caught in
moving parts.
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USAGE AND CARE
1.
Do not force the log splitter. It will do the job better and safer at the rate for which it was
designed.
2.
Disconnect the plug from the power source before making any adjustments, changing
accessories, or storing the log splitter. Such preventive safety measures reduce the risk of
starting the log splitter accidentally.
3.
Storethe log splitter out of the reach of children and do not allow persons unfamiliar with
log splitters or these instructions to operate the log splitter. Log splitters are dangerous in
the hands of untrained users.
4.
Maintain the log splitter. Check for misalignment or binding of moving parts, breakage of
parts and any other condition that may affect the log splitters operation. If damaged,
have the log splitter repaired before use. Many accidents are caused by poorly
maintained power tools.
5.
Keep cutting tools sharp and clean. Properly maintained cutting tools with sharp cutting
edges are less likely to bind and are easier to control.
SERVICE
1.
Have your power tool serviced by a qualified repair person using only identical
replacement parts. This will ensure that the safety of the power tool is maintained.
ADDITIONAL SAFETY RULES FOR LOG SPLITTERS
Extra special care is required when using this powerful tool to safeguard yourself and
that of others around you.
1.
Never tamper with the log splitter or attempt to operate the machine without covers. Do
not allow split logs to accumulate, always clean up as you work, accumulated split logs
and wood chips can create a hazardous work environment.
2.
The operator must operate the machines’ controls with both hands without using other
makeshift systems, i.e. wedging control levers down etc.
3.
The machine must only be used by one operator. The machine must be used by adults
only.
4.
Check that the logs being split are free from nails or wire, which may fly up or damage the
machine. The ends of the logs must be cut square. Branches must be cut off flush with the
trunk.
5.
Never attempt to split two logs at once; one may be ejected with possibly serious
damage.
6.
Split wood in the direction of the grain. Do not attempt to split a piece of wood across the
grain as this could damage the machine.
7.
Do not attempt to load the log in to the machine whilst the log splitter is in motion.
8.
Keep your hands well away from any splits and cracks which open in the log.
9.
Never leave the machine unattended while it is running. If you leave the machine, even
for a short time, disconnect it from the power supply.
10. Never use the machine whilst under the influence of alcohol, drugs, medicines, or when
you are tired. A clear mind is essential for safety.
11. Always disconnect the power cable when not in use, when carrying out maintenance
work or when moving the machine.
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12. Never use the log splitter if it is damaged or if it needs servicing.
13. Before starting work, check correct functioning of all the safety devices and check for
soundness of welded joints, securing nuts & bolts.
SIZE OF THE LOGS BEING SPLIT
The image on the right shows the maximum log size that can
be split.
• Do not attempt to split a log for longer than 5 seconds
as the pump may be damaged by the oil
overheating. This could occur when the wood being
split is excessively fibrous, knotty or wet, green wood.
320mm
1050mm
NOTE: A small log can be difficult to split if it has knots or a particularly tough fibre.
• It is better to stop and rotate the log by 90O, to see whether it can be split along a
different plane.
• Not being able to split the log within 5 seconds, indicates that its hardness
exceeds the capacity of the machine and it should therefore be discarded so as
not to cause damage/injury.
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SAFETY SYMBOLS
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ELECTRICAL CONNECTIONS
Connect the mains lead to a standard, 230 Volt (50Hz) electrical supply through an
approved 13 amp BS 1363 plug, or a suitably fused isolator switch.
WARNING: THIS APPLIANCE MUST BE EARTHED
IMPORTANT: The wires in the mains lead are coloured in accordance with the following
code:
Green & Yellow
-
Earth
Blue
-
Neutral
Brown
-
Live
As the colours of the flexible lead of this appliance may not correspond with the
coloured markings identifying terminals in your plug proceed as follows:
• Connect GREEN & YELLOW cord to terminal marked with a letter “E” or Earth
symbol “
” or coloured GREEN or GREEN & YELLOW.
• Connect BROWN cord to terminal marked with a letter “L” or coloured RED.
• Connect BLUE cord to terminal marked with a letter “N” or coloured BLACK.
If this appliance is fitted with a plug which is moulded onto the electric cable (i.e. nonrewireable) please note:
1. The plug must be thrown away if it is cut from the electric cable. There is a danger of
electric shock if it is subsequently inserted into a socket outlet.
2. Never use the plug without the fuse cover fitted.
3. When replacing a detachable fuse carrier, ensure the correct replacement is used
(as indicated by marking or colour code).
4. Replacement fuse covers can be obtained from your local dealer or most electrical
stockists.
FUSE RATING
The fuse in the plug must be replaced with one of the same rating (13 amps) and this
replacement must be ASTA approved to BS1362.
We strongly recommend that this machine is connected to the mains supply via a
Residual Current Device (RCD)
If in any doubt, consult a qualified electrician. DO NOT attempt any repairs yourself.
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IDENTIFICATION OF PARTS
No
Description
Part number
No Description
Part number
1
Ram travel adjusting
rod
LGLOGB601
10
Oil tank cover / air
bleeder
LGLOGB610
2
Transport handle
LGLOGB602
11
Wheels
LGLOGB611
3
Split wedge
LGLOGB603
12
Base
LGLOGB612
4
Control levers
connection bracket
LGLOGB604
13
Star knob
LGLOGB613
5
Top motor shield
LGLOGB605
14
Side bracket for
support table
LGLOGB614
6
Plug & switch
LGLOGB606
15
Table lock down hook
LGLOGB615
7
Ram
LGLOGB607
16
Control lever guard
LGLOGB616
8
Motor
LGLOGB608
17
Log holder
LGLOGB617
9
Base cover
LGLOGB609
18
Control lever
LGLOGB618
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ASSEMBLY
FITTING THE CONTROL ARMS
1. Position the control lever into the
side of the arm assembly as
shown.
• Make sure the control lever
goes into the slot on the arm
assembly.
2. Lock the arm assembly in to
position with the bolt, large
washer, small washer and nut
supplied.
3. Follow the same steps to install the
other arm assembly.
FITTING THE WHEELS
1. Slide one of the wheels onto the
axle followed by a washer.
2. Slide the axle through the holes on
the frame as shown on the right.
3. Slide on a second washer and
then the second wheel onto the
axle.
• Make sure the wheel is on, the
right way round (the notch
indicated should be facing
outwards).
4. Add a final washer and secure
using the split pin provided.
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FITTING THE SUPPORT TABLE
There are 3 positions available for the support table to accomodate different
log lengths.
1. Insert the support table arms into
both side brackets.
2. Insert the star knob to lock the
support table into position.
• The star knob can be fitted on
either side of the bracket.
MOVING THE LOG SPLITTER
CAUTION: BEFORE MOVING THE LOG SPLITTER, MAKE SURE THE OIL TANK
COVER / AIR BLEEDER IS FULLY TIGHTENED TO AVOID OIL LEAKAGE.
To move the log splitter to the work
site.
1. Make sure the oil tank cover / air
bleeder is fully tightened.
2. Grasp handle (A) and tilt the log
splitter towards you slightly.
Never try to lift the log splitter by
handle (A).
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OPERATION
PREPARATION
• Plan your work before hand. Have your logs positioned where they
can be easily reached.
• Route the cord from the power source to the splitter in a way that
safeguards against tripping on the cord, or the cord becoming
damaged during the work session. Protect the power cord from
impact, tugging or contact with corrosive materials.
LOGS
• When cutting up limbs and large sections, do not cut sections any
longer than 1050 mm.
• Do not attempt to split green logs. Dry, seasoned logs split much
more easily, and will not jam as frequently as green wood.
• Make sure the logs do not twist, rock or slip while being split.
• Break log in the direction of its growing grain.
• Do not attempt to split 2 logs at the same time. One of them may fly
up and hit you.
BLEED THE HYDRAULIC SYSTEM
Before operating the log splitter, the
oil tank cover / air bleeder should be
loosened by 2-3 turns until air can go
in and out of the oil tank smoothly.
• Air flow through the oil tank
cover / air bleeder hole should
be detectable when the log
splitter is in operation.
Before moving the log splitter, make
sure the oil tank cover / air bleeder is
tightened to avoid oil leakage.
WARNING: FAILURE TO DO THIS WILL CAUSE PERMANENT DAMAGE TO THE
LOG SPLITTER.
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INSERT THE MAINS LEAD
1. Insert the adapter plug into the
socket shown on the right.
2. Insert the mains plug into the
mains power supply and switch
on.
TURNING THE LOG SPLITTER ON/OFF
While operating under extremely low temperature, turn on the log splitter on
15 minutes before use to preheat the hydraulic oil.
1. Lift up the flap on the switch
housing to access the on/off
buttons.
2. Press the ON button ( I ) to turn the
logbuster on.
3. Press the OFF button ( 0 ) to turn
the logbuster off.
4. In an emergency, press the red
button on the outside of the
switch housing.
CHECK THE SAFE OPERATION OF THE LOG SPLITTER
1. Lower both control levers.
• Splitting wedge will begin to lower.
2. Release either of the levers.
• Splitting wedge should remain in position.
3. Release both levers.
• The ram should rise to its original position.
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SPLITTING A LOG
This log splitter is designed to be operated by one person only and requires
two handed operation by the user CAUTION: SPLIT LOGS IN THE DIRECTION OF THE GRAIN. DO NOT PLACE
LOGS ACROSS THE LOG SPLITTER FOR SPLITTING. IT MAY BE DANGEROUS
AND MAY SERIOUSLY DAMAGE THE MACHINE.
1. Place the log onto the support table vertically making sure that it is sitting
flat on the support table.
• Ensure the wedge will come into contact with the log squarely on
the end. Never attempt to split a log at an angle.
2. Grip the log securely using the control arms.
3. Press down on both levers to start
the splitting action.
• Releasing either lever stops the
splitting wedge.
• Releasing both levers will return
the splitting wedge to its original
position.
NOTE: Once you start splitting the
log, do not reach into the
machine.
WARNING: NEVER TRY TO SPLIT WOOD FOR MORE THAN 5 SECONDS, IF
THE MACHINE CANNOT DO IT WITHIN THIS TIME, THE OIL WILL BEGIN TO
OVERHEAT AND THE MACHINE MAY BE DAMAGED.
4. Stack split logs as you work. This will provide a safer work area, by keeping it
uncluttered.
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ADJUSTMENTS
TO SET WEDGE RAM STROKE
Adjusting the ram stroke will set the height which the ram will return to, when
you release the control levers.
1. Press down on both control levers until the splitting wedge is at the desired
height.
• The upper position of the ram wedge should be about 3-5 cm
above the logs being split.
2. Release one control lever and then switch off the motor.
• The ram will remain in its current position.
3. Release the locking screw.
4. Raise ram travel adjusting rod until
it is stopped by the spring inside.
5. Tighten the locking screw.
Ram Travel
Adjusting Rod
6. Switch on motor.
Locking Screw
STORAGE
When you have finish working with your log splitter:
1. Disconnect the log splitter from the mains supply.
2. Tighten the oil tank cover / air bleeder.
3. Clean the unit down using a dry cloth.
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MAINTENANCE
WARNING: MAKE SURE THAT THE LOG SPLITTER IS SWITCHED OFF AND
DISCONNECTED FROM THE MAINS SUPPLY BEFORE STARTING ANY
CLEANING OR MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES.
HYDRAULIC OIL
The hydraulic system is a closed system with an oil tank, oil pump and control
valve.
• Check the oil level regularly using the dipstick attached to the oil
tank cover / air bleeder.
TO TOP UP THE HYDRAULIC OIL
1. Remove the oil tank cover / air
bleeder completely.
2. Using a clean funnel, pour in
CLARKE hydraulic oil until the oil
level is 2-3 cm from the top of the
oil tank.
IMPORTANT: Only use CLARKE HYDRAULIC OIL, available from your nearest
dealer.
Part No:
1Ltr - 3050830
5Ltr - 3050835
3. Clean the neck of the oil tank and replace the oil tank cover / air bleeder.
4. Run the log splitter 2-3 times (without splitting anything) after adding oil.
NOTE: The oil should be completely changed once a year.
SHARPENING THE WEDGE
Sharpen the wedge of the log splitter using a fine-toothed file and smooth any
burrs or crushed area along the cutting edge.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
PROBLEM
CAUSE
REMEDY
Motor does not start.
No power being supplied
Check mains fuse
Extension lead is defective
Unplug, check and replace if
necessary
Switch is defective
Return the unit to your local
Clarke dealer for servicing.
Air bleeder is not open
Open oil bleeder.
Control levers are bent
Repair the bent control
levers
Low oil level
Check and refill hydraulic oil.
Low oil level
Check and refill hydraulic oil.
Log splitter does not
work while the
motor is running.
Log splitter works but
with abnormal noise
and vibration.
DISPOSAL
When disposing of this product, do not dispose of with general waste.
It must be disposed of according to the laws governing Waste
Electrical and Electronic equipment, at a recognised disposal facility.
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SPECIFICATIONS
Logbuster 6
Electrical Supply
230V @ 50Hz
Input Wattage
3000 W
Part Number
3402035
Maximum Force
5.5 tonnes
IP Rating
IP54
Duty Cycle
S6 40% (4 mins on / 6 mins off)
Weight
97 kg
Dimensions (L x W x H)
880 x 400 x 1050 mm
A-weighted Sound Pressure Level dB (A)
71 dB (A)
Log Capacity
Maximum Length
1050 mm
Minimum Length
550 mm
Maximum Diameter
320 mm
PARTS AND SERVICING
For Parts & Servicing, please contact your nearest dealer, or
CLARKE International, on one of the following numbers
PARTS & SERVICE TEL: 020 8988 7400
PARTS & SERVICE FAX: 020 8558 3622
or e-mail as follows:
PARTS: Parts@clarkeinternational.com
SERVICE: Service@clarkeinternational.com
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DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY
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