Electric Log Splitter is relatively lightweight, quiet machines that are compact and easy to maneuver and store. They operate using standard household current. Because they don't burn gasoline and do not produce any toxic fumes, this type of log splitter is environmentally friendly and can be used indoors or outside. They are very good option for most homeowners that need to split less than 10 cords of firewood annually. When used properly. they are safe to operate. Below are some guidelines for safely using an electric log splitter.
Every log splitting device has unique operating features. The safety information provided by the manufacturer will alert you to any special operating requirements. Always read any information the manufacturer provides before operating your electric log splitter.
Wear appropriate clothing when operating an electric log splitter. Avoid wearing loose-fitting outfits or jewelry that may become entangled in the machine. Safety glasses or goggles are the best way to protect your eyesight. The lenses in regular eye glasses my not be impact resistant. Choose sturdy footwear. Never operate an electric log splitter while barefoot or while wearing open toed sandals. Steel toed work boots will offer the best protection from foot injury.
Make sure the work area is clutter free and properly lighted. Remove any object that could interfere with your access to the machine. Be sure that the work surface is clear of excess water or any chemical that could cause the operator to accidentally slip and fall. It is important to have a good light source when operating an electric log splitter. Use additional lighting if you cannot easily see the entire work area.
If an extension cord is needed to connect the log splitter to a power source, follow the manufacturer's guidelines for the correct type of cord. Also, place the extension cord in a position that will not interfere with your access to the device or be in danger of being caught in the moving parts.
Depending on the type of electric log splitter that is being used, the machine may need to be placed on a sturdy table or platform. Avoid working a machine in a position that requires constant bending down or over reaching. Bolt the electric log splitter to the table or platform if it moves too much during operation.