In the current market, there are three types of log splitters. The three types log splitters are manually powered, electrically powered, and gas 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. This type of a log splitter is a hydraulic jack that is laid on the inside. It 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. This type of log splitter does not require gasoline or electricity to operate. 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. This is also among the best log splitters to use. 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. The log splitter operate using standard household current. 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 quite. This type of splitter does not use gasoline, therefore it does not produce harmful toxins so it is environment friendly. They are user friendly so they can be used indoors. The log splitter has a dependent productivity on factors like the diameter of the log and the hardness of the wood.
Gas powered log splitter is another type we will look at. It is the best to use on commercial or remote application. The log splitter is large, heavy and it requires more storage space. They have the ability to process larger diameters and they are quicker. 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. When looking for log splitter consider looking for a vertical or a horizontal log splitter. With the vertical log splitters you will enjoy the advantage of not having to lift heavy logs on to the machine.