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Hi there arbers, I want to make a DIY log-splitter in Cyprus. I mention the location because it's scarce on new and used materials, but excellent for the metal frame construction, welding etc. I have seen how a hydraulic car jack (particularly the "bottle" type) can be utilised for my purposes. And theoretically it looks great. However, after looking to buy one of these jacks, it seems the market is flooded with very flimsy and unreliable products. I am judging from the reviews in, say, amazon (no personal experience). For example there are several 5Tone or 10T bottle jacks for around 50 GBP but most negative comments mention broken seals and oil leaks from first few times of use! Even european brands. I am glad I am not working in a tyre-service shop risking my life under a 30T track with these. And the bad thing is that the surrounding metal enclosure looks sturdy and must cost a fortune to ship based with that weight. I could not find a jack in amazon which I would be happy with. The price is great, but way too much negative comments. Anyway, I am looking for advice on what bottle car jack brand can reliably give me a push. Perhaps you may have heavy machinery and use these jacks to lift them. Or you similarly embarked on such a DIY project and can share experience. I would buy a "proper" log splitter but the price is huge for something equally flimsy and are bad if I order from abroad and have them shippped. Regarding the frame, welding etc. I can do that myself easily. It's the hydraulic power I need. Thank you for looking, A.