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Posted by Josephine Ayre on Apr 04, 2012 in Log Splitter

Using log splitters in Australia makes cutting up firewood for your wood heater much easier than slaving away with an axe. Not only can you cut the time to gather enough firewood to last you a week or two in half, you can also ensure that each of the wedges is of a similar size, making them easier to stack and to burn. So, what is the best way to choose a log splitter to suit your needs?

Remember that log splitters are available in both electric and hydraulic models – the type that you choose should be partially based on what sort of power access you have. If you only plan on using your splitter close to home (and a power outlet) then an electric model will suit you fine, but if you plan on moving your splitter around a lot, you will need a hydraulic one.

You should also look at the price of log splitters in Australia when making a decision – electric models are often half the price (or less) of what you would pay for a hydraulic one. Whilst this extra money in your pocket is an added bonus, you should also keep in mind that an electric splitter only has about half the power of a hydraulic one, so it is unsuitable for overly thick or hard timber.

Once you have looked at the above factors, choosing your newest log splitter in Australia should be easy. It is also recommended (if you plan on using your splitter a lot or you just don’t have the time to complete regular maintenance) that you invest in a model that is self-maintaining and self-lubricating – this makes your job even easier.