In the current market, there are three types of log splitters. The three include manually powered, gas powered and electrically powered. The three have different features and benefit. I am going to give you a guide of the three log splitters and you will choose the best among them.
The first splitter we are going to look at is the manually powered splitter. It happens to be a hydraulic jack that is laid on the inside. The splitter has a hand pumping jack that causes a rod to ram or a log against the splitting wedge. This type of a log splitter can be termed as the best because it has an effective process, easy to use, safe and quiet. For this type of log splitter to operate, it does not require gas nor electricity. It is environment friendly, compact and it can be stored easily and can be used anywhere. For homeowners who burn less than one cord of firewood in a year this is the best option for them.
The second type of log splitter that we can have a look at is the electric log splitter. You can also try using this type of splitter. This type of log splitter will be appreciated by the homeowners who use two to ten pieces of wood. This is a light weight machine which can be maneuvered easily and it is easy to store. In most cases the log splitter operate using standard household currents. It is so unfortunate that this type of splitter cannot be used in remote areas not unless there is a power generator backup. They are safe to use and they are very quiet. They are environment friendly because they don’t produce harmful toxins because they don’t burn gasoline. They can also be used indoors and they are user friendly. Their productivity is dependent on several factors such as diameter of the log and the hardness of the wood.
The last log splitter we are going to look at is the gas powered log splitters. It is the best to use on commercial or remote application. They are large, heavier and they require more storage space. Also the log splitter is capable of processing logs that have large diameters quickly. It produces toxic fumes, it has a noisier engine and it cannot be used indoors. Its high-end price range products offer the productivity and reliability by professional and commercial operations. When looking for log splitter consider looking for a vertical or a horizontal log splitter. The most preferred splitter is the vertical splitter because the user will not be required to lift heavy logs.