Article published by : Michael Foley on Thursday, August 30, 2018 - Viewed 121 times

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7 Tips for Safer Log Splitter Use



Using a log splitter to split logs for firewood will save yourself a great deal of time and effort compared to manual methods like cutting wood with an axe. The job is backbreaking and demands far too much work. Petrol log splitters help save you from the tears and pain.

Petrol log splitters are a breeze to use, but they are also incredibly dangerous if mishandled. All operators will need to understand a few safety guidelines to ensure proper functionality together with a secure working environment for everyone involved.

Whether you're a novice or experienced in using petrol log splitters, it is extremely important that you equip yourself with all the information required in safe and proper log splitter function. The critical word is safety, which should always be the top priority. Performance benchmarks always have a rear seat to fasten performance.

Here are a few safety tips for your log splitter. The information included in this guide might wind up saving your own personal life.

1. Read the user guide

Manuals are there for a reason, and you should read the operator's manual before working on the log splitter. The user guide consists of user instructions, technical specifications, safety directions and maintenance guidelines required to maintain your log splitter in the best condition possible. Always adhere to the warnings and security tags.

2. Wear personal protective gear

Many log splitter-related accidents are completely preventable. Log splitters have loads of moving components, and you need to wear personal protective equipment before using a single.

Never wear loose-fitting clothing and remove all jewellery and other hanging items like neckties that can get caged from the log splitter.

3. Keep the area clear

Be sure the place around the log splitter is clean and free of any barriers and tripping hazards. Maintain a safety zone of at least ten feet in all directions, and also be sure no one breaches this security zone. Immediately quit working if you find unauthorized people within the zone.

4. Don't let pets or children near the system

Children are curious and inquisitive by nature, and a log splitter may look like playground from their perspective. Never let pets, children and other animals close to a log splitter, even if it's turned off. Do not leave the machine unattended, which is why you shouldn't do the job alone.

5. Work only when sober

Do not use a log splitter while intoxicated. Make sure you're of sound body and mind before utilizing this system. Don't use a log splitter if you have taken medication or other substances which may alter or impair your brain, constitution, dexterity, and visual and auditory acuity. Listen to your own body and reevaluate to somebody else's decision to determine whether you are able to use a log splitter.

6. Switch the machine off prior to making adjustments

Make certain the log splitter was turned off before making alterations to the device or into the log. You could have already begun cutting before realising you've forgotten to make a few adjustments. Making alterations while the splitter remains operational may cause acute injuries. Switch the machine off before making any alterations.

7. Work only in well-lit places

It is never a wonderful idea to use a log splitter if it is dark out. If you are breaking logs, and you discover the sun setting on the horizon, then stop working and wait until the next day to finish the job. The logs and the device will still be there but working in the dark may cause serious accidents.

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