There are three major types of log splitters that you can buy in the market and these are the gas-powered splitters, electric powered and the manually powered. You can gain various positive features for each of these log splitter types. This article will discuss each type of these log splitters.
A manual log splitter actually has a hydraulic jack to its side if you carefully observe it. In order to use the manual log splitter, the jack needs to be hand pump so that it will cause the rod to ram the log because of the splitting wedge. This is proven to be very effective but with a slow process. By using this type of log splitter, you feel safer, it is easy to use and it doesn’t create any loud sound. You don’t need to use electricity or gasoline to have this wood splitter operate, too. This is a certified environmental friendly log splitter. You can use it anywhere you want and it is even easy to store and also compact.
If you are the type of homeowner that will not go less than consuming two to 10 cords of wood, an electric powered log splitter is the best option for you. This is a type of tool that is light weight and very easy to use and store and is even compact. When it comes to the current usage, it is the same with a typical standard household current. If you are planning to bring this machine to a remote area without electricity, it is not advisable at all and if you insist, you need to have a power generator. Just like the manual splitter, this type of splitter is also easy to use and quiet, too. You can also consider this electric splitter as environmental friendly and can be used indoor since there is no toxic fume produced and there is no use of gasoline, too.
But if your purpose is to use a log splitter for remote or commercial use, the best type is the gas-powered splitter. When it comes to the size and weight, this machine is really heavy and large that is why you are required to have large storage area, too. If you are planning to split a larger diameter of logs, this is the best splitter to use. But among the three, this type of splitter actually produces noisier sound. If the other types of splitters are good for indoors and don’t produce toxic fume, the gasoline-powered splitter actually has these two qualities.
One of the considerations of a wood splitter manufacturer is the splitting force in tons of their products. As a buyer, this is also a big factor to put in mind and consider when you buy a wood splitter. Aside from that, you should also consider the cycle time of the machine.