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Posted by Josephine Ayre on Dec 28, 2011 in Log Splitter

If you are considering the purchase of a log splitter in Australia, you may be wondering whether an electric or petrol model is best. There are many advocates for both these types and, in reality, each has its fair share of advantages and disadvantages, making the choice entirely up to you and your needs.

Electric
Buying an electric log splitter in Australia is much cheaper than buying one that runs on petrol. This is not only due to the low cost of the equipment itself but also to the cost of electricity, which it requires to run. An electric splitter is also far quieter to use, allowing you to use it at most times of the day. These models are also far more environmentally friendly, helping you to reduce your carbon footprint.

Unfortunately, electric log splitters need to have access to a power outlet in order to run. This can make moving the equipment from place to place far more difficult. These models are also not suitable for heavy-duty work, as they have a less powerful engine.

Petrol
Buying a petrol log splitter in Australia, however, is much more suited to heavy-duty work or for people who will frequently require access to the equipment (as a part of their job, for example). These models are also much more portable and are able to be used in remote areas as well as around the home.

The downside to petrol log splitters is that they are, overall, more expensive than their electric counterparts. Not only is the equipment more costly to buy to begin with, fuel (which it needs to run) is much more expensive than electricity at the moment. These models are also highly noisy, making them unsuitable for use at certain times of the day, such as early morning and late at night.

Both electric and petrol log splitters in Australia are suited to different uses and applications, meaning that your decision should be based upon how often you will need to use the equipment coupled with why you need it.