Imagine this scene: You sitting on a luxurious divan with a cup of hot chocolate in hand. Snow is falling down outside. Luckily, you’re warm and cozy thanks to the crackling fireplace in the living area.
It’s a classic winter scene that I’m sure you would want to experience. However, before you put yourself in that scene, there are a number of preparations that you will need to take.
First things first. You need to have enough firewood to last throughout the cold season. Save yourself the hassle of preparing and manually cutting timber. So, why not get a wood splitter? It will produce more kindlings for your fireplace in a shorter amount of time. The more firewood that you have, the longer you can keep yourself snug and cozy at your home in the wintertime.
Are you now interested in buying your own wood splitter? Here are a few of the things to consider to find the wood splitter that is perfect for you.
Residential and commercial types
Residential types have lesser power production than commercial types as these are designed for simple jobs such as chopping up firewood in the winter. But if you are in need of a tonnage force that goes beyond 10 tons, then might as well buy one of those commercial type wood splitters as these can deliver 25 tons on average. More power means more firewood in a short time. If you’re running a logging/kindling business, then these will great investments. If you live in an area that receives substantial snowfall throughout the year, then this is another good reason to get one of these wood splitters.
In addition to power production, species and wood diameter are also significant factors to think about when identifying the most suitable wood splitter to get. Residential types are perfect for cutting small logs of six to twelve-inch diameter, but you’ll be requiring a commercial type to split open 12 to 24-inch diameter tree trunks.
Electric or gas
Electric wood splitters are well suited to smaller varieties of timber. They are more affordable and simpler to maintain than their gas counterparts. They can be operated on household electricity, letting you work in the comfort of your own garage or backyard. Bear in mind, though, that electric wood splitters will not work well when splitting logs with multiple branching junctions as they need more power to process.
Nothing beats gas wood splitters concerning power generation and heavy-duty performance! They produce the tonnage force necessary to split open the toughest of hardwoods like oak, elm and cherry. In addition, they can also split woods which are still a bit green.
That said, gas wood splitters also come with many disadvantages. They need more upkeep because they run on engines. Be ready to do frequent cord yanking, gas refilling and oil changing. Then there are the fumes and the noise that they create, so these aren’t acceptable for suburban neighborhoods. And price-wise, they are one of the most costly types of wood splitters.
Now you have a general overview of how to select the right wood splitter. Utilize these pointers to analyze your needs and help you decide which type is the most suited fit for you. Choose in terms of price, the species of wood you’ll be splitting and where you are going to be cutting logs. As soon as you’ve chosen the type that is most suitable for your requirements, you can check out a wood splitter for sale online. It’s really handy and there are lots of sellers that offer bargain deals.