There are three types of log splitters that are found in the current market. The three include manually powered, gas powered and electrically powered. The three have different features and benefit. In this article we are going to look at the features of the three 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. The log splitter has a pumping jack that causes a rod to ram or a log against the splitting edge. The manually powered log splitter is slow and it has an effective process, it is safe, easy to use and it is quiet. It does not require electricity or gasoline for it to operate. It is one of the most environment friendly splitter, it is compact and it can be stored easily and it can be used anywhere. For homeowners who burn less than one cord of firewood in a year this is the best option for them.
Electrically the powered log splitter is the second type of splitter we will look at. 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. 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. It is user friendly and people can use it comfortably 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. This are the best log splitters to use for commercial or remote applications. This type of log splitter is large and it requires a large storage space. Also the log splitter is capable of processing logs that have large diameters quickly. It has a noisier engine and it produces toxic fumes and it cannot be used indoors. 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.