the Quik-Split Instruction Manual

the Quik-Split Instruction Manual
QUIK-SPLIT 7
7 TON IMPACT
LOG SPLITTER
ALWAYS WEAR SAFETY CLOTHING IN
CONJUNCTION WITH HAND, EYE, HEARING
AND FOOT PROTECTION TO
HSE/EN SPECIFICATIONS
Operators
Handbook
portek.co.uk
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Safety information
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS FOR FUTURE REFERENCE
Please refer to the safety instructions, assembly instructions and parts list before setting-up, operating,
maintaining and cleaning your Quik-Split machine. Keep this Instruction Manual safe so you may refer
to it at any time.
Safety Rules
WARNING
Read and understand all the instructions before use.
Failure to follow the instructions in this manual may cause
electric shock, fire or other injury.
This machine is strictly to be operated by one person.
Essential Equipment for Your Protection
The Quik-Split 7 complies with all current safety standards. For your safety
You must wear full protection as specified below.
Head, eye and hearing protection
Eye protection to EN166 – B
Hearing protection to EN 352-1: 2002
Face protection visor recommended
Hand protection
Gloves to EN 12477:2001
WARNING:
When using this
machine, basic safety
precautions should
be followed to reduce
risk of personal injury
and machine damage.
Read all instructions
thoroughly before
attempting to operate
the machine.
Foot protection
Boots to EN 20345:2011
Leg protection
Sturdy full length trousers - ideally to
EN381 standard
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Portek cannot be held liable for any injuries or
damages that may occur, if the Quik-Split 7 is used in
any inappropriate way, and/or if the device has been
modified in any way.
© Copyright 2016
Nothing within this edition may be copied, reproduced
or stored onto a retrieval system without the written
approval of Portek. Specifications, descriptions and
illustrative material in this manual are as accurate as
known at the time of publication, but are subject to
change without notice.
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Important safety information
Operate the Quik-Split from the back of the machine for protection from splinters or pieces of
wood being split; particularly from irregular or knotty wood.
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20. Keep the workplace free from obstacles which could cause an accident. Ensure a clear
working area of at least 1.5m is maintained to eliminate trip hazards from logs or tools
Do not expose the Quik-Split machine to rain. DO NOT use the Quick-Split machine in damp
or wet locations.
Keep children away from the machine. Children should never be allowed in the work place,
or operate the machine or tools.
Store your Quick-Split machine in a dry and dust free environment.
Dress appropriately. Do not wear loose clothing, jewellery or anything that could be caught by the moving parts. Protective clothing and slip-resistant shoes are recommended when operating the machinery. Wear protective hair covering to secure long hair.
Safety equipment must be used. When operating the Quik-Split machine, protective strike-
resistant certified goggles, earplugs, working gloves and boots should be worn. (see page 2)
Maintain the Quick-Split machine and tools with care. Follow the instructions for lubricating, cleaning and parts replacement. Keep handles clean, dry and free from oil and grease.
STAY ALERT! Look at what you are doing. Keep your judgement. Do not operate when
you’re tired.
Check all parts. Before using the Quik-Split machine, any damaged part should be carefully
checked to determine that it will operate properly and perform its intended function. Check all
fasteners and tighten as necessary. Any damaged parts should be repaired or replaced by a
qualified technician.
Only genuine Quik-Split accessories and parts can be used as replacements.
Using accessories and parts other than those recommended may cause the quality
guarantee to be invalid.
Do not operate the machine if intoxicated with alcohol or drugs. If you’re taking prescribed drugs, make sure your judgement and reactions are unaffected. If there is any doubt about this do not operate the Quik-Split machine.
MAINTENANCE. For your own safety, the care and maintenance of the Quik-Split should be on a regular basis.
WARNING! When operating, all persons apart from operator, should keep at least 5m away from
the Quik-Split machine, to avoid injuries by wood or debris. Only one operator is allowed to
operate the machine at any one time.
CAPACITY. Do not try to split wood more than the specified size. If the wood can’t be split, take the wood out from the machine and cut it into smaller sizes or split it by other means.
This machine can only be used to split wood. Splitting other material or using the Quick-Split machine in other ways may cause injuries or damage to property and invalidate any guarantee.
Care should be taken placing and removing logs from the log splitter as the splitting wedge has
a sharp edge.
Always place the logs centrally on the cutting area. Hint: Logs split easier if the narrower
diameter (towards top of tree) is nearest the splitting wedge.
ATTENTION: the warnings, alerts and instructions in this manual cannot cover all situations.
The operator must have basic common sense and caution at all times.
ATTENTION: do not leave the Quik-Split running unattended.
Use of a residual current device is recommended.
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Setting up
Remove the Quicksplit 7 from the packaging - the unit is heavy so a 2 person lift is
recommended. The unit can be manoeuvred using the wheels by lifting the handle
at opposite end. For transportation a 2 person lift is essential.
The Front Support is temporarily
attached to the chassis in a rotated
position whilst in packaging.
Remove fixings and re-attach the
Front Support in the position shown.
Operating Handle 2
Front Support
Operating Handle 1
Attach the operating levers to the
arms using the 4 bolts, washers
and nuts supplied. Ensure the
fixings are tight before use.
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Controls and main features
Transport the machine to a designated work place on flat, even ground. For best operation the Front Support should be fixed to the ground to ensure stability.
The Operating Handle should be in the starting position 1 and the other operating handle in
position 2. Check all moving parts are attached and fixed securely.
Please check your Quik-Split device and contact your supplier immediately if any parts are
incomplete or if you are unsure.
Operating Handle 2
Emergency Cut off Switch
Operating Handle 1
Reset Button
Ram
Motor
Splitting Wedge
Front Support
When placing your log onto the
Quik-Split machine, ensure it is
positioned length-ways and not
horizontally and aligned centrally
with the splitting wedge
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Operation
2
1
IMPORTANT
OPERATING
PROCEDURE
TO SPLIT
LEVER 1 THEN 2
AND HOLD
RAM
DO NOT
LET GO!
3
4
RETRACTING
THE RAM
3 THEN 4
RAM
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DO NOT RELEASE
LEVERS UNTIL
RAM IS FULLY
RETRACTED!
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Operation
Ensure unit is on a flat and stable surface prior to operation. If possible, peg/retain the
front support foot. Maintain a clear area free from obstructions including split and unsplit logs
Operator position is at the back of the unit behind the motor. Before use, familiarise
yourself with the operating sequence by practicing without logs.
You will soon get used to the rhythm of 1 - 2 to split and 3 - 4 to
return the ram to the start position
Open the Emergency Cut off switch cap and start the motor by pressing the green
start button. The machine is turned off by pressing the red button/emergency
button.
The Quik-Split machine features a reset button. The electrical system will
automatically cut-out if overloaded due to excessive power being used. If the
system has tripped, ensure the unit is free from obstructions and press the reset
button to continue and restart the motor by pressing the green start button.
It may take a minute for the system to reset.
Use one hand to pull handle 1 to the back as far as possible
Continue to pull back firmly in case of kick-back
Next, use the other hand to push handle 2 to the front.
Continue to push firmly in case of kick-back
This will operate the ram, moving it forward to split the log.
To retract ram use sequence 3 then 4
DO NOT LET GO OF HANDLES TO RETRACT RAM
IF LOG IS SPLIT
and ram is returned to start position correctly, remove split pieces carefully and
repeat operation for next log
IF LOG IS SPLIT
but ram does not fully return, clean and clear the surface below the ram from debris
IF LOG IS NOT SPLIT
a second attempt can be made but ensure the ram fully returns first
IF LOG IS STUCK ON THE SPLITTING WEDGE
follow instructions on page 8
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Operation
WARNING:
If attempting to cut hard or knotty woods
then the handles may try and kick-back.
If the machine continues to kick-back each
time and you cannot hold the handles in the cutting position, then you should move
handles at 3 & 4 movement as on page 6 to
retract the ram.
Whilst occasional repeat hits of a piece of
wood are fine if the handles are held firmly, continuous kick-backs can cause rubbing
between the rack and pinion which will result in unnecessary and premature wear that is not
covered by warranty.
Any pieces of wood that are causing the
machine to kick-back should be split using a different method.
What to do if a log gets stuck:
If a log happens to get stuck on the cutting
wedge - it is important to firstly return the
handles to their starting position - first handle
1, then handle 2 - to ensure the ram retracts
fully to the start position.
Next, to free the log, give it a sharp knock
with a hammer away from the cutting wedge
to clear it.
Tests have shown that most wood in the UK can be cut satisfactorily, but some hardwoods such as
Apple wood can only typically be cut in small sections.
With regular use you will get to know the limitations of the machine, it is essential to work
within them for a trouble free service.
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CE Certificate of Conformity
Excessive force will cause the trip switch to operate, protecting
the motor from damage. After a short period, usually less than
a minute, the trip can be rest by pressing. The unit can then be
restarted with the green switch as normal.
DISCONNECT POWER SUPLY BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO
REMOVE STUCK LOGS OR ANY ISSUES WITH RAM
POSITION AFTER ENCOUNTERING PROBLEMS
EC Declaration of Conformity
Portek Ltd, Bryn Hall, Knolton Bryn, Overton on Dee,Wrexham, LL13 0LF declare that, in accordance to the following directives,
2006/42/EC (Machinery Directive)
2004/108/EC (EMC Directive)
the “QuikSplit 7” has been designed to comply with the relevant sections of the below
BS EN ISO standards:12100-2: 2003
14121-1: 2007
13857: 2008
953:1997 + A1: 2009
1037: 1995 +A1: 2008
609-1:1999+A2:2009
The unit complies with all applicable Essential Requirements of the Directives.
Declaration made by Stephen Morris, Designer
on 23/08/2016.
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Guide
Flywheel
Support
Chassis
Wear Pad
Guide
Outer Guard
Flywheel
Ram
Drive Belt
Top Guard
Rack
Spring
Tensioner
Levers
Inner Guard
Bearing and
Pinion Assy
Drive Pulley
Motor
Inner Guard
Motor Adjuster
Support
Outer Guard
Wheel Assy
Parts List
Please contact Portek Ltd for spare parts availability. Any attempt to repair or
indication of the guards having been removed to repair will invalidate the warranty.
Contact Portek in the first instance if a problem occurs
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Maintenance and Specifications
Maintenance
Wipe down & clean the machine before storing in a dry, safe place.
1. Every time before use, check all the nuts and bolts have been fastened, ensure the
machine is in good condition before using.
2. During use, the area beneath the ram can accumulate debris and splinters whch can prevent the
ram returning fully to the start position. Keep this area clear from debris to ensure
correct operation.
3. A build up of debris can occur under the carriage where the bearings run. Keep this part of the
machine clean
4. Lubricate the surface of beam, the meshing part of rack and rack gear with light machine oil
weekly or every 30 hours. For other metal parts, use a little oil to prevent rust.
Specifications
Size
107 x 32 x 57cm
Power / Voltage
1.5 KW / 220-240volt
Log Capacity
Max Length: 380mm
Max Diameter: 300mm
Max. splitting force
7 Ton
Nett weight
62.5 Kg
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See the Quik-Split in action
at www.portek.co.uk
Portek Ltd.
Bryn Hall, Knolton Bryn
Overton-on-Dee
Wrexham, LL13 0LF
Tel: 01234 889 454
Fax: 01234 889 464
General enquiries
Email: info@portek.co.uk
© 2016 Portek Ltd
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