An electric log splitter is one of those machines that is going to make your life easier and you’ll wonder how you ever got along without it. A log splitter is designed to split the logs for you, making due without the hard task of chopping each and every log with an axe. You’ll be able to get more done in half the time, and with less effort.
Electric Wood Splitter
You can buy an electric wood splitter or hydraulic splitter at most large hardware stores or stores that sell large wood working equipment. In most cases you’ll be paying a high price for a splitter so be sure that you know exactly what you want before you spend a large amount of money. You might also want to check out the internet to compare prices. Most times it won’t be very cost effective to buy a large splitter off the internet due to the shipping charges, however you may be able to chance on a deal that is close to where you live, in which case you can pick up the splitter yourself.
Vertical or Horizontal Log Splitter
A vertical log splitter is the complete opposite of the horizontal splitter which loads the timber from a horizontal position. The vertical splitter is recommended if you’re working in an area where there is a slope since it will allow you to have more control over how the wood is placed into the splitter.
There are many safety features that you should keep in mind when working with machines of any kind, in particular those machines that work with wood that can cause flying materials to injure you. Always wear goggles, a safety helmet, gloves to protect your hands, and boots with steel toes. Make sure that your hair is tied back and that you’re not wearing loose clothing.
Cutting wood for your fireplace or wood stove can be a long and strenuous endeavor. Having tools to make your job easier can make the difference between completing the task in a few hours or having the job linger for days. If you have a lot of wood to cut you might want to think about buying an electric log splitter.