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Hydraulic Nut Splitters: A User's Guide

03 Dec 2021, 20:24 GMT+10

If you need to remove a stubborn nut from an equally tenacious bolt, nut splitters are a wonderful last choice.

This device can save your life whether you're a competent mechanic or a do-it-yourself handyman.

Nut Splitter Types

Nut splitters are highly useful - there is no doubt about it. Buying a nut splitter, on the other hand, might be a big pain if you don't know what you're looking for.

Nut splitters are commonly available in one of the following styles:

  • C-frame nut splitter
  • Ring frame nut splitter
  • Hydraulic nut splitter

Before you buy, make sure the splitter can handle the nut you're going to use it on.

You don't want to waste money on a nut splitter that's too tiny for the job.

Similarly, ensure that the splitter's design is appropriate for the job. A huge tool may not be appropriate for a difficult nut, so make sure you pick a splitter that can reach to the nut in question.

What is the best way to utilize a nut splitter?

So you've purchased the nut splitter, you're face to face with your frozen foe, and it's finally time to split the nuts!

If you're using a manual nut splitter, follow these steps:

  • Place the ring over the nut after unscrewing the chisel.
  • Place the chisel over the nut, blade towards the flat side of the nut.
  • Tighten the screw to clamp the nut between the chisel and the ring's inner edge, then tighten it with a spanner until the nut splits.

If you're using a hydraulic nut splitter, follow these steps:

  • Simply connect the splitter to a hand pump or battery-powered pump
  • Follow the directions for a manual splitter (without the spanner).

How to Split Nuts using a Nut Splitter

Some players advise laying down a groove first to get the ball rolling and make the splitting process go more smoothly.

This is a smart move because the groove decreases the nut's rigidity, making it easier for the chisel to penetrate, which might be tough without a pre-made incision.

Operating a Hydraulic Nut Splitter: Dos and Don'ts

Hydraulic nut splitter is easy to operate, quick, and safe. Here are some things to remember when working with the tool.

  • When performing the job, put on protective gear such as gloves, glasses, boots, and so on.
  • Chains and bolts should not be cut with it.
  • Rotating the ring frame to tighten or loosen the nut is not a good idea.
  • Make that the splitter is positioned correctly, with the tool's head resting on a flat nut surface.
  • When the nut splitter is in use, do not move it.
  • When breaking the nut, do not heat it.
  • Before performing the process, make sure the blade is lubricated.
  • Check to see if all hydraulic connections are in functioning order.
  • When the nut splitter is on, avoid putting your finger inside the ring frame.
  • To avoid damaging the bolt thread, de-energize the nut splitter as soon as the nut is split.
  • While the nut splitter's design ensures safety, extra steps must be taken at all times to guarantee that the operation is performed promptly and safely.

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