Hydraulic log splitters can be set up for vertical and horizontal operation: vertical, to split larger logs; horizontal, to split smaller ones.
Log splitters are the simplest hydraulic device in common use. Their basic components are:
Although a good log splitter can save hours of labor with a traditional maul, it isn't possible to make it 100% safe. Only trained adults should operate a log splitter, since anything caught between the log and the splitting blade will be subject to immense pressure.
GlossaryBeam size: the width of the beam by the weight in pounds per foot.
Splitter wedge: the anvil that is forced into the log when split.
Working height: the distance from the ground to the horizontal splitting surface. On a vertical splitter, the working height is approximately one inch, eliminating the need to lift heavy logs.
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