If you want to cut the trees down you’d better use a log splitter with less effort, rather than wearing yourself out with an ax. A simple log splitter may be powered by an electric motor driving a hydraulic pump or by gasoline or diesel engine with or without a tractor. The non-electric versions can be used remotely where the splitter can be moved to the location of the cut wood source. Split logs can then be loaded into trucks, trailers or bulk bags. And an electric log splitter is great.
An electric log splitter doesn’t require gasoline or oil in order to run. There are not engine components on an electric log splitter that requires yearly maintenance and cleaning to run properly. Additionally, finding gas stations these days that sell fuel without ethanol is getting challenging, and if you’re primed to get some work done, but you just realize you’re fresh out of gas, then you have the hassle of driving to that one gas station across town who sells the right fuel.
Due to the fact that electric log splitters don’t produce emissions, they can be used practically anywhere without the ventilation that a gas log splitter requires. Without the exhaust system, electric log splitters also don’t get as hot while operating. It’s eco-friendly, and at the same time, you can use it indoors during the cold months when you really don’t want to be outside making firewood.
No matter what the power source, a log splitter either uses a hydraulic piston to drive the log through a stationary blade or a rotating cone shaped screw mandrel that pulls the log up over a wedge. Some models have attachments that prevent the split logs from falling to the ground allowing the operator to reposition the logs quickly for a second pass on the log splitter.