Manual Log Splitter Video
Manual Log Splitter Checklist
- they work but are slow
- easier on your shoulders if currently using a maul
- 6 to 8-inch-diameter logs work best
- easy to maneuver by hand
Is a Manual Log Splitter Better than a Splitting Maul?
A splitting maul is fast, but you put lots of strain on your shoulders. A manual log splitter is slow but mostly works the biceps and triceps in your arms.
If you have a large log splitting job, and you are tired of using one of those splitting mauls, try a manual log splitter.
How Big is the Hydraulic Pump?
This log splitter has a 10-ton hydraulic pump. The hydraulic ram pushes the log into the splitting wedge.
How Long Can the Logs Be?
It can handle up to 18" logs. It's probably best to cut your firewood to 16-inch lengths.
Does the Splitter have Two Speeds?
This model features two different ram speeds. The speed stroke for smaller logs. And the power stroke for larger logs.
Do I Really Need to Read the Manual?
Before using the manual log splitter, be sure to read the manual and observe all safety warnings.
What Kind of Safety Gear Do I Need?
Typically, you should wear safety glasses and heavy gloves. Be sure to be alert and keep the work area clear so you do not trip over objects.
Where Does the Handle Store?
This manual log splitter stores the handle right alongside the tool. Remove the handle from the storage area and drop it in one of the two jack handle positions.
How Does the Ram Split the Wood?
As you pump the handle back and forth, the ram pushes the log forward into the splitting wedge. A wide wedge will cause the log to split faster with less work.
The manual log splitter will save your back over using a splitting maul. This tool is portable and easy to use.
Tim Carter, AsktheBuilder.com