Firewood heats you twice - once when you cut it and again when you burn it.
If you want to take the sweat and strain out of building your wood pile, get a log splitter.
To make your shopping experience easier, we've divided our log splitters into five unique styles.
If you pick your style first, the selections will narrow and your decision will be much easier.
Manual Log Splitters
To be completely honest, we're not the biggest advocate of manual log splitters.
Yes, they're a cheap alternative to swinging an axe. But manual log splitters are no more sophisticated than the tire jack in the trunk of your car.
All of that cranking can make you very cranky!
Electric Log SplittersMost electric log splitters are powerful enough to split small quantities of mid-sized logs without breaking your back or the bank. Plus, these lightweight log splitters can be easily transported from your backyard bar-b-que to your cabin or campsite.
Larger electric log splitters can split as much wood as a gasoline unit, without the fumes and noise. Yes, you're tethered to an electric power cord. So, don't bother bringing an electric log splitter to a remote area without electricity.
Gas Log SplittersGasoline powered log splitters are the most popular choice for folks who burn wood regularly.
Larger units have the option of splitting horizontally and vertically, saving your back as you turn big logs into firewood.
How much wood you want to split, and how quickly you want to work will determine which unit is right for you.
Three-Point Log Splitters
That tractor in your barn doesn't have to sit idle during the fall and winter months.
Make the most of the power you already own by adding a 3-point or PTO log splitter. Your tractor easily hauls the splitter to where the wood is, even over rough terrain.
Or, bring the logs to the tractor so you can work close to the woodpile and coffee pot.
Skid Steer Log SplittersThe trees you cleared with your Bobcat or other brand skid steer are easily turned into cash with a skid steer log splitter.
Options include controlling the splitter while standing next to it, or staying in the cab and moving from log to log, splitting as you go.
Choosing the best splitter for your needs will make the most of your skid steer investment.