Yes, I don't even use a hydraulic splitter
. You learn to "read the wood" in all those years.
You can also choose a hand- or foot-powered hydraulic splitter
, for which you supply the pumping power--the hydraulic ram does the rest.
On April 10th, while splitting wood, he managed to set his right hand where it shouldn't have been and the hydraulic splitter
obligingly lopped off his trigger finger.
I had two options for the wood stacked next to the shed: maul or hydraulic splitter
. The maul and wedge routine is draining, and renting the gas-powered hydraulic splitter
We are able to cut our own wood and use a small hydraulic splitter
, but others may have to buy theirs from a firewood vendor at $100-$150 a cord for split green wood (128 cubic feet, which translates to a stack 4 feet-by-4 feet-by-8 feet).
This electric log splitter is nothing more than a standard 20-ton hydraulic splitter
powered by electricity instead of gasoline.
When your firewood needs expand to several cords each season, it might be time to graduate to a larger, higher capacity hydraulic splitter
. Most hydraulic splitters
use a power source such as an internal combustion engine or electric motor to pump hydraulic oil into a hydraulic cylinder (ram) at high pressures, causing the cylinder's piston to move.
I use this manual hydraulic splitter
on the really difficult pieces.
Recently, when I compared the 6-horsepower DR RapidFire Log Splitter with my 12-horsepower, 34-ton hydraulic splitter
, I found that the RapidFire could split about four times more wood per session.
Some people claim they can split firewood faster with a maul than they can with a gas-powered hydraulic splitter
. Figure the time it would take to earn the money to buy and operate the splitter, and they're way ahead, they claim.
After 40 years of woodwork, my two favorite splitters are the Monster maul and a hand hydraulic splitter
. The Monster will stand on its head so that you do not have to bend over to pick if up.