A power wood splitter will take a lot of the work out of splitting fire wood from the logs on your forestry garden.
Simply operate a lever and be done with this task.
You have decided to use fire wood for the heating with wood on your forestry garden.
You have the fire logs that you want to use for this.
If some of the species are hard to split then perhaps it is time for you to be thinking of an easier way to accomplish this task.
If you have already started out using the splitting maul you are aware of how much effort it takes to split the fire wood from your logs.
If you haven't done so, take my word on this.
It does take a lot of sweat to use one of these splitter.
When you use the power wood splitter all that is necessary is the moving of the block in position so it can be split.
Then all you need to do is operate the lever or switch to accomplish the task.
Then it is a matter of moving the split fire wood off the platform and you are ready to repeat the process.
There are many different types of these machines available on the market at this time.
I urge you to obtain the one that you can afford.
This is true here as in a lot of things.
The more money you spend the better the machine will be.
You also need to answer the question of just how much fire wood you have to split.
If used occasionally one of these will last for years.
There is the horizontal positioned one.
With this type you need to have a means of lifting the block up and setting it into position.
If you are doing this by hand and the blocks are large this can be a chore.
Then there is the vertical positioned one.
To get the block in position all you have to do is roll or slide the block over to position it.
You do have to move the splitter from the horizontal position to the vertical position.
This is not a large chore and easily accomplished by one person.
And then one of the better models in my estimation is the universal type.
It can be operated in either the horizontal or vertical position.
This will give you the option of using either position.
It will be up to you to choose the one that will work best for your situation.
Unfortunately the universal type does cost more to purchase.
It may well be worth the extra money to get something that will make your job easier.
Normally out of the fire logs there are only a certain amount that will need to be split.
A maul is a faster way to split the easier ones.
Save the hard ones for the power wood splitter.
It doesn't make sense to use this to split the easy ones.
Unless you want to operate this because it so much fun.
When you obtain one of these spend some time studying the operation manual.
This is a machine that can do a good job for the task you want done.
But it is like any machinery it can do harm to body parts.
Always know where your limbs are before operating the selector to split.
I believe it is a good idea to keep others back out of harms way while operating the machine.
Two people can make more fire wood quicker, but not as safe as one.
You know what you are doing, but does the other person?
There have been incidents were with two people operating one of these the selector operator got in a hurry and drove the splitter down before the other person had their hand out of the way.
The end result was that this person almost lost his thumb.
It took him quite awhile to heal from this injury.
So how much time does this save?
Now that you have the power wood splitter and have fire wood made from your fire logs it is time to move it to the storage area.
I urge you to check out the utility vehicle, if you do not already have one.
This is the ideal means of accomplishing the chore of moving the fire wood.
Now that you have decided that you must have one of these you can go to this site to get more information on the machine that will cut down on your effort. Turn work into fun.
You can spend a little more money and get a power wood splitter that you can operate either vertical or horizontal. This is ideal because it will allow you to suit it to the task at hand. Check this one out.
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