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Safety Tips - How to Use Log Splitter Safely


Log splitter is an important auxiliary equipment of wood processing industry, mainly has two series of vertical and horizontal. A log splitter is a piece of machinery or equipment used for splitting firewood from softwood or hardwood logs that have been pre-cut into sections (rounds), usually by chainsaw or on a saw bench. Many log splitters consist of a hydraulic or electrical rod and piston assembly and these are often rated by the tons of force they can generate. The higher the pressure rating, the greater the thickness or length of the rounds that can be split. The log splitter consists of all four major hydraulic components.

Although a good log splitter can save the operator hours of labor, it is not possible to make it completely safe. Only trained adults should operate a log splitter, since anything caught between the log and the splitting blade will receive at least 10 tons of pressure. Most hydraulic machines now have 'two handed operation' for safety which means that both of the operator's hands are needed to actuate the splitter thus keeping them out of the way of the moving blade.

The behavior of each log can not be predicted, so a safety zone should be established around the splitter to prevent injury from flying splinters of wood. Helpers can pick up the individual pieces of firewood, but should not stand near the log splitter while it is in operation.

How to use log splitting safely? Before use log splitter you should check whether the machine is plugged to avoid machine danger every time. In the process of using safety protection facilities shall be set up, splitting balance when the finger cutter head distance 5cm is high. For the replacement of wood splitting machine blade should first turn off the power machine to stop lamp come near.