This guide, a comprehensive collection collection of tips and advice will, we trust, save you time and enable you to use your electric log splitter with total confidence.
General Tips On Log Splitting
- Before you start splitting, it is always important to have a good look at the log for knots and flaws or twisted grains that can make splitting difficult.
- Remember, seasoned wood is much easier to split and makes better firewood.
- Wood from conifers, like pine, is generally softer and frequently less knotty.
- To save time you could try using a four-way splitter, this is an additional metal wedge that sits between the log and the log splitter’s ram, allowing you to split larger pieces of wood into to smaller logs in one move, saving time and effort. It can be used to create kindling.
Electric log splitters require very little maintenance, however, don’t forget that annual servicing is a recommended by the manufacturers and is a requirement if you want to extend the guarantee beyond the first year.
Make sure you speak to your dealer about this, as, for example, an out of tune engine can result in reduced performance
Health & Safety
- It is advisable to wear safety goggles when using your log splitter to avoid potential injury from flying splinters. A pair of heavy work boots is also advisable.
- Make sure you place your log splitter on a steady and solid surface before using.
- Keep any other persons a good distance away while you are operating the splitter.
- Make sure you keep your hands clear of the machine during operation and always use the hand guards where fitted.
- Keep hands clear of cracks in logs as these are often unstable and can close on your fingers.
Finally, we hope you enjoy using your electric log splitter and if you have problems not covered by this guide, don’t hesitate to contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org