Article published by : Michael Foley on Thursday, November 15, 2018 - Viewed 1060 times


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Top 3 Tips for Buying a New Log Splitter

If you reside in a cold area, it is very important that you secure a regular supply of quality firewood. You have two choices: You can purchase firewood or create your own. Buying firewood on a regular basis isn't cheap, and you can't be assured of its quality. The ideal choice would be to cut your own firewood.

Log splitting is a very exhausting and time-consuming job. Manually splitting a huge log is harder than chopping branches to smaller pieces. Imagine spending hours out in the cold, cutting a log with an axe. That's but one of several reasons why it's very important to utilize a log splitter. The machine does the job for you, speeding up the work, helping you achieve more with less effort, and saving valuable time you may then use for many different products.

Petrol log splitters are valuable and exceptional machines. They are sometimes found in a wide array of options and also have a lot of factors to consider. Listed below are a couple of the factors you may wish to consider when looking for a log splitter.

1. Types of Log Splitters

There are two types of log splitters: Petrol and Electric. Each type of log splitter provides a lot of advantages and disadvantages, and you would like to select carefully between the both.

Electric wood splitters are a cinch to operate with. You merely have to take it out of the box, plug it in, and you are all set. There is zero combustion engine to be concerned about so you may use the log splitter indoors whenever you want. The motor makes electric log splitters cheaper and simpler to maintain.

But, electric wood splitters are nowhere as strong as petrol log splitters. You have to use a petrol log splitter for dividing wood and huge logs.

Petrol log splitters are amazingly powerful, but they are also heavier and more difficult to maneuver around. The engine also needs constant upkeep to keep it in optimal condition. Meanwhile, petrol wood splitters do not need to be plugged into an outlet, which means that you can use it anyplace as long as it is not in an enclosed space. Some petrol wood splitters may even be towed by a car, which implies you may just transfer the splitter to the log pile rather than the other way round.

2. Log Splitter Sizes

Log splitters can be found in a wide choice of sizes and strengths. Recognizing how much power you need to split your logs may permit you to save a lot of money later on. For instance, if you only need to split a few logs for campfires and cooking then you should use an electric wood splitter.

Meanwhile, even if you just happen to reside in a place where it snows nearly all the year and you want the regular source of firewood to heat your house, you may opt to acquire a bigger and far more effective petrol log splitter to make the job easier.

The effectiveness of log splitters is measured in tons. Small electric wood splitters, made for occasional use, make approximately 5 to 7 tonnes of power. Larger electric wood splitters can produce approximately 20 tonnes of energy whereas petrol log splitters can produce roughly 35 tonnes of log-breaking force.

3. Tree Types

Evaluate which type of trees are growing in your lawn or farm. The type of timber which you need to split is the principal consideration when picking the potency of your wood splitter. Some trees are more challenging to split than others.

For instance, elm and walnut are especially tricky to divide, and you might have to use a petrol wood splitter. Softwood types can be split by an electric splitter.


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