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SuperSplit woodsplitter.
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Charlie    Posted 11-25-2002 at 17:43:56       [Reply]  [Send Email]

Need parts for my SSJ24 Super Split wood splitter. It was made by the GFX Corp. I've used the unit for the last ten years almost trouble free. Had to put the rack in my arborpress to straighten it out due to splitting some elm. A tooth broke off the rack the other day. Not good! More elm!
The tooth wedged between the pinion gear taking that out along with the roller bearing and rod that holds that assembly.Up until now the unit has spit 40 cords plus. Did this company go out of business or did someone buy them out? Any info is appreciated. Thanks for your time,Charlie W.


Spence    Posted 11-25-2002 at 18:27:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
I think this a Maine or Mass manufacturer but can't remember. I found their site on the web, but that was a few years back. I use my brother in laws SS for my yearly 20 cords of wood. I always get the hydraulic guys coming over to see it perform. They always want to buy it as it's 10 times faster per stump. The SS isn't cheap and is one of the best splitters.

I was thinking of making my own and was looking up the price of a rack and pinion. I think the 2 pieces of high carbon were around 200$. I was going to use 2 baler flywheels which at 180lbs+ each would give me something like 50 tons
pressure.

Anyway you can possibly fix the problem if you have at least one tooth remaining on the pinion.
With 2 good teeth you can scribe the circumference
of the outside of the gear and get the angles of each tooth. Just make a tooth pattern with cardboard and transfer that to tin. Just build up the teeth with high carbon rod like 7018, or some rod that you use for plowshare repairs and such. Then grind off carefully until you get a decent fit on the rack.

This machine isn't rocket science, so even with a rough fit it should still work.

The rack would be even easier to fix. Like I said the rack and pinion are standard stuff, so you might save by going to another gear supplier.
I think these parts are stamped with specs like
gear pitch and such, so they could probably supply you. A machine shop would charge a fortune because of setup time and is the last resort.


Charlie    Posted 11-25-2002 at 18:35:18       [Reply]  [No Email]

Spence,thanks for the info.Charlie


DeadCarp    Posted 11-25-2002 at 18:25:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hi Charlie,
This is all that was on the net --

Supersplitter Inc.
608 Spring Street
East Bridgewater, MA 02333
Tel: 508-427-5800
Email: logsplit@shore.net

They used to have their own page -- good luck :)


charlie    Posted 11-25-2002 at 18:41:13       [Reply]  [Send Email]

Deadcarp,thanks for your info. Have a couple of numbers to try thanks to your info and others. thanks again! Charlie.


JoeK    Posted 11-25-2002 at 18:19:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
Try these numbers,supposed to be current:
GFX Corporation
608 Spring Street
East Bridgewater
MA 02333

Tel: 508-378-7100, FAX: 508-378-7122
email: logsplit@shore.net

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Charlie    Posted 11-25-2002 at 18:28:40       [Reply]  [Send Email]

Thanks JoeK for your info. Don't want to scrap the ol girl! It's been a fine splitter! Thanks again! Charlie W.


ger / me an    Posted 11-25-2002 at 19:11:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
the splittin mall , were the woodsplitter here today two cords , gettin to old an broke down for this kind of activity


Sid    Posted 11-25-2002 at 20:40:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
I had to give up burning wood, got to where I would get too cold while holding the lantern for the wife. Guess I should put up a pole for one of them new fangled lectric lights out back.


Sid    Posted 11-25-2002 at 20:40:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
I had to give up burning wood, got to where I would get too cold while holding the lantern for the wife. Guess I should put up a pole for one of them new fangled lectric lights out back.


ger naw    Posted 11-25-2002 at 20:42:30       [Reply]  [No Email]
better not do that sid or she will be out all night splitting wood an won,t make breakfast in the morin


Sid    Posted 11-25-2002 at 21:25:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thanksfor the thought ger if I do put it up i would timer on it cost too much to let it on all night.


DeadCarp - silly    Posted 11-26-2002 at 06:41:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
will you guys use your heads once? Put the darn light on an extension cord and just drag it into the kitchen every morning! (sheesh!:)


Silvesster skunkblossom********* Hay bygrab You is one    Posted 11-26-2002 at 07:53:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
SSSSSSSSSSSSMMMMMMMMMMMMAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRTTTTTTTTTTTTTT feller I'd shorely never a thought'a that'un,lurn sumpthin nu ever day don't Ya noe. soon as we gets lextrisatee gonna tri that.


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