Wedge System

Wedge System

Wooden Wedge System used for splitting, lifting, or tightening, as to secure a hammerhead onto its handle. Along with the lever, wheel and axle, pulley, and screw, the wedge is considered one of the five simple machines.


A wooden wedge system is a mechanical device made entirely out of wood that consists of one or more wedges used to apply force and secure objects or materials in place.

The wedge is a simple machine consisting of a triangular-shaped piece of wood with a thin edge and a thicker base. When the wedge is driven into a tight space, the force applied to the wedge causes it to expand and exert pressure against the surrounding objects or materials, securing them in place.

A wooden wedge system typically consists of one or more wedges arranged in a specific pattern or configuration to achieve a desired result. For example, a wooden wedge system can be used to hold objects in place, lift heavy loads, or split wood.

Wooden wedge systems are commonly used in woodworking and carpentry projects, such as securing wooden joints, adjusting the angle of woodworking tools, and leveling work surfaces. They are also used in a variety of other applications, such as construction, mechanics, and engineering, where a simple, reliable, and inexpensive mechanical device is required.