In the current market, there are three types of log splitters. Among the three types of log splitters you will find the manually powered, electric powered, and gasoline powered. All of the, have benefits and different features. In this article we are going to give a guide of all the log splitters and then you can make the final and wide decision.
The first splitter we are going to look at is the manually powered splitter. This is 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. The manually powered log splitter is slow and it has an effective process, it is safe, easy to use and it is 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. This is the best option for homeowners who burn less than a cord of firewood in a year.
Another type of log splitter that we are going to look at is the electrically powered log splitter. It is one of the best splitters that you can try using. The homeowners who use two to ten cords of wood will appreciate this type of log splitter. This is a light weight machine which can be maneuvered easily and it is easy to store. It operates using standard household currents. The electric log splitters cannot be used in remote areas not unless the area has a power generator. They are safe to use and they are very quiet. This type of splitter does not use gasoline, therefore it does not produce harmful toxins so it is environment friendly. 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.
Gas powered log splitter is another type we will look at. This are the best log splitters to use for commercial or remote applications. The log splitter is large, heavy and it requires more storage space. Also the log splitter is capable of processing logs that have large diameters quickly. The machine cannot be used indoors because it produces toxic fumes and it has a noisy generator. This type of a log splitter has a high-end price range products offer the productivity and reliability by professional and commercial operations. Other factors that you should consider when looking for the best log splitter are if you need 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.