Log Splitter

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Electric Log Splitter

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Hydraulic Log Splitter

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Manual Log Splitter

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The log splitter or wood splitter is becoming more popular in recent years. Electric, hydraulic, gas, and manual log splitters provide many options for people who want to use alternate methods of fuel for heating, and don’t want to spend the time or energy to split firewood by hand with an axe or splitting maul.

There are dozens of manufacturers that provide consumer and professional grade log splitters, as well as a wide variety of high quality commercial firewood processing equipment for operators who make a business of selling firewood. Some of the best log splitters for the average handyman cost less than $1,000 dollars and can be lifted onto your half ton truck or towed behind it easily.

Consumer and professional log splitter prices range anywhere from less than $500 to more than $2,000 for a reasonable quality machine. Generally, the higher priced splitters will provide more tons of force – for splitting bigger and tougher pieces of wood, as well as better construction and more automatic options to reduce manual labor.

Commercial firewood processors can cost tens of thousands of dollars, depending on the volume of wood to be processed, and the additional equipment like log loading conveyors, split wood conveyors, and automatic controls.

Most people are interested in splitting some wood for their cottage or the back woodlot. These machines will not see a lot of heavy duty operation, but sometimes the type of wood will still require a strong, sturdy machine that will split the worst knots and twisted grain logs.

There are several factors that contribute to how well the log splitter actually splits the wood. The size and shape of the wedge that the wood is driven into is very important, as well as the maximum force – usually measured in tons – that the machine is capable of producing.

Another feature that is often overlooked is the speed of the log splitter, and the cycle time. In other words, you can have the most powerful splitter with fancy features, but if it takes a long time to make each pass, you’ll be splitting wood until long after the first snowfall.