Log Splitters

Welcome to High Quality Store Log Splitters Collection

Splitting wood is one of the oldest jobs, linked to the preparation of fuel reserves to feed the home fireplace or the bonfire outside. For work, hobbies or necessities, the use of electric, manual or towing wood splitters has facilitated and in some cases replaced the classic accept, a symbol of the profession.

The woodcutter, woodworking tool for splitting logs or pre-cut wood pieces, is in fact used by companies specializing in the production of wood or furniture and wood products, but also in DIY and for domestic use.

How to choose a wood splitter

The quantity of wood and the shape of the product to be cut influence the choice of the instrument.

Cutting a massive log will require more power than a thinner pallet or slab. In this case, the piston is the determining element: it can be hydraulic or electric and changes according to the tons of pressure it manages to generate. It ranges from 10 tons of wood splitters for domestic use to over 25 tons of professional models. There is also an electronic device that allows to measure the power of the log-splitter: the load cell, the index of the force applied to an object.

The maximum length of the pieces to be cut can reach up to 130 cm and it is possible to position the timber horizontally or vertically depending on the chosen machinery.

For a hobby use it is better to choose a model of little space that can be placed on the ground or on other supports such as tables and trailers, avoiding excessive physical effort. Portable models, with wheels and even dismountable, guarantee maximum versatility and facilitate transport.

Log splitters are available powered by an electric motor (single-phase or three-phase) connected to a hydraulic pump, petrol or diesel. The version without a motor can be used in woods and forests, allowing the loading of timber on a trailer with minimal environmental impact.

The manual wood splitters use a mechanical lever to push the wood into a system of sharp blades, while the towing ones are connected and driven directly by the power of agricultural tractors or other means and are more used in the professional field.

How to use a wood splitter

Being an instrument designed to cut pieces or logs of wood, its use includes special precautions. For example, it is not advisable to operate it with an external ambient temperature lower than 5 ° C or higher than 40 ° C; humidity and rain are also very dangerous elements in use. The maximum diameter of the trunks that can be cut is shown on the instructions, but has an indicative value as a larger trunk may be softer and easily workable than small and gnarled trunks.

Some models of wood splitters are equipped with accident prevention devices that guarantee maximum safety, such as a lever placed in the upper part of the tool, useful to protect the hands in case the wood should get stuck in the mechanism.

The ideal position to place the machine is a stable, not sloping shelf, about 60-75 cm above the ground. The piece of wood must be perpendicular to the blade of the log splitter and must be sawed in the same direction as the veins, where it is flat and there is no bark; it must never be placed crosswise or with branches on the sides.

It is always necessary to check that there are no nails or other materials stuck in the wood before operating the log splitters and it is not advisable to cut two pieces at a time as one of them could be pushed hard and hit objects or people nearby.