Log Splitter Guide

What do you know about log splitters

A log splitter is used to split firewood either from hardwood or from softwood logs which are already cut into rounds or sections using a saw bench or a chainsaw. These log splitters have a hydraulic or an electrical piston and rod assembly. The Best log splitters are rated in terms of tons of force that is generated by them. The more the pressure rating, the greater the length or thickness of rounds can be cut or split.


The Best log splitter usually has 4 major components. Most of these models are rated around 10 tons though the professional splitters could have 25 or more tons of force. There are also types of log splitters. There are the manual ones which make use of mechanical leverage so that the logs are forced through the assembly of the sharpened blade as well as there are corkscrew kinds which are driven by the power take off shaft of the agricultural tractor. For these, the log splitter is mounted on the top of the three point linkage.


Based on the power source, the log splitters are classified as an Electric log splitter or a Hydraulic log splitter. The motor which is used for the hydraulic pump is driven by electricity, gasoline or even a diesel engine. The advantage of non electrical versions is that splitting can be done on remote locations and the split logs can then be loaded into bulk bags, trailers or trucks.


Whatever be the power source, the splitter uses the hydraulic piston to drive the wood through the blade which is stationary or else through the rotating cone shaped screw and this pulls the log of wood over the wedge. There are attachments which also prevent the logs from falling to the ground so the operator can reposition the logs quickly.