Saving Money With A Used Log Splitter

A used log splitter will perform for you in the same way that a new splitter will. Before you purchase a splitter that is used or is second hand make sure that the tool is still in good working order and doesn’t need any repairs. If you have to pay for a repair right away, or some time in the near future, you may want to think about buying a new splitter instead.

Checking Used Log Splitters Before You Buy
Before buying any splitter make sure you check out the key components:

  • Hydraulic Pump: Is it working smoothly? Is it loosing any hydraulic liquid?
  • Hydraulic Oil Tank: An important component on any log splitter and certainly a very expensive one if it needs replacement. Make sure the tank is not leaking.
  • Wedge and Structure of the Used Log Splitter: Examine the blade/wedge carefully - it will give you a good indication on how much the splitter was used in the past. Also check any beam structure of the splitter for cracks and bending. A very good indicator if the machine has been used heavily in the past.
  • Motor: If you are looking for a used gas powered splitter you should carefully check the motor and do a test run. Also make sure you are able to get spare parts not only for the trimmer, but especially for the motor. In case you are checking out an used electric splitter, you want to check carefully all wiring and the switch. Since splitters are outdoor tools check for corrosion or water damage on electric component.

You can find an extensive overview on all key log splitters parts on our hydraulic log splitter article here.

Used log splitters are a great way to get that splitter that you want and still save money. You may be wondering where the best place to get a used splitters is. You can purchase them through many online auction homes, at garage sales, flea markets, or by looking in the newspaper in the tool or equipment section.

Buying A Second Hand Wood Splitter
A second hand wood splitter will give you the same performance that a new splitter will. Wood splitting tools are a purchase that you are going to have to make if you are chopping wood logs at your home or at the work site. There are many different types of log splitters and other wood equipment that you can buy to make your job more professional and easier. When you have the right tools for the job you are assured to do the job correctly as well as ensure your safety. If you are using tools that aren’t designed for splitting you may be jeopardizing not only the project buy yourself as well.

Log splitting should always be done safely and wearing the right safety equipment. You will want to make sure that you have safety goggles, steel toed boots, and a safety helmet. The safer you are when are working with the tools and equipment in your workshop the less likely you are to have an accident. When you are working with lumber and logs you may also want to think about wearing gloves to keep your hands safe. If you have a budget that you are trying to work within you may want to consider saving some money by purchasing a used log splitter.

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