Do you live in a climate that experiences freezing cold winters? Does your home rely on a wood fire to keep it warm? To help you cut up enough firewood to keep your home toasty and warm all year round, it often helps to have a logsplitter on hand. There are a number of different types of splitter on the market – electric, petrol or diesel powered, and even manual. When it comes to choosing which one you will invest in, there are a number of reasons why a manual logsplitter would be the most logical decision.
It does not require fuel or electricity to run
This would have to be the largest advantage associated with a manual logsplitter, as it makes the machine extremely cost effective. You will not have to bother with additions to your electricity bill or having to run down to the service station with a jerry can, both of which are savings that you can really benefit from.
It is extremely lightweight
A manual logsplitter is not weighed down with awkward wires and motors, making it very easy to move around and manoeuvre when the need arises. If you want to take the logsplitter camping or on other outdoor adventure activities, all you have to do is pick it up and throw it into the back of the car.
It is practically completely noiseless
When using logsplitters in residential areas, many homeowners are wary of using them too early in the morning or too late in the evening, as they are worried about disturbing their neighbors. With a manual logsplitters, on the other hand, you will find that they make very little noise (except a slight thwack).
It is very easy to store
One of the more problematic aspects of investing in a number of pieces of outdoor power equipment is that you need to find somewhere to store it where it will be protected from the elements. A manual logsplitter takes up very little room and can even be slipped onto shelves in the shed or the garage.
To make use of a manual logsplitter, you will need to place a piece of wood on the designated plate and engage the splitting wedge (either by pumping the lever with your hands or your feet). The wedge will be hurtled towards the ground where it will slice through the wood with ease. The wedge will then return to its starting position and wait for the next log. All you need to operate this logsplitter is a little bit of oomph.