In the current market you will find three types of hydraulic log splitter. The three include manually powered, gas powered and electrically powered. All of the, have benefits and different features. 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 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. For this type of log splitter to operate, it does not require gas nor electricity. The log splitter is environment-friendly, can be stored easily, can be used everywhere and it is compact. 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. This is also among the best log splitters to use. Homeowners who burn two to ten cords of wood annually will appreciate the of an electric log splitter. This is a light weight machine which can be maneuvered easily and it is easy to store. In most cases the log splitter operate using standard household currents. It is so unfortunate that this type of splitter cannot be used in remote areas not unless there is a power generator backup. They are safe to use and they are quite. They are environment friendly because they don’t produce harmful toxins because they don’t burn gasoline. It is user friendly and people can use it comfortably indoors. 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. It is the best because it can be used on remote or commercial applications. They are large, heavier and they require 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. It 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 vertical splitter is the most preferred because the user does will not lift heavy logs taking them to the machine.