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Bearing replacement on my PTO driven screw type log splitter

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OldMachinist

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The bearings on my screw log splitter were getting loose and needed replacement.

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The original bearings were stamped steel housed garage door bearings. I didn't want to replace them with the same so I cut out the old tube that the bearings were pressed it and made a new one.


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I had a piece of 3-1/2" DOM tubing that I machined for the new tube.

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The new bearings are insert bearings and should last the rest of my life time.


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The frame needed to be bored out for the new larger tube.

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I also added a keyway to the shaft and driveshaft yoke. The way it was just driving it off a bolt thru them it would work loose sometimes.

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It's all back together and ready to tackle my pile of logs.

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This thing will split a 30" dia. by 18" long round in seconds.

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Michaeljp86

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Looks like those bearings put up with a lot of use and abuse. You should have a video of that thing.
 
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