Wood splitter
Complete Guide to Log Splitters: Types, Benefits and Optimal Choice

Wood splitter

Wood splitters, also known as log splitters, are essential tools for anyone involved in heating wood management. These machines allow to quickly and efficiently divide the logs into smaller pieces, thus facilitating the wood heating process and the preparation of firewood for the winter months.

A log splitter is a machine designed to divide the logs into smaller pieces, called logs, which are easier to manage and burn in a wood stove, a fireplace or a wood boiler. These machines are particularly useful for owners of rural houses, loggers, wood heaters, and anyone who needs firewood.

The operation of a log splitter depends on its type, but the basic principle is to divide the logs using a mechanical force. Here's how a log splitter works in general:

Bottom power supply: You put a log on the cracker platform, ready to be split. The log splitters vary in size, so some can accommodate small to large logs.

Engine activation: You activate the engine of the splitter, usually using a switch or control lever. The engine can be electric, at gasoline or hydraulic, depending on the splitter model.

Fendage: The corner or blade of the splitter is pressed into the log, creating a force that divides it into smaller pieces. The split power depends on the size of the engine and the hydraulic pressure in the case of hydraulic splitters.

Withdrawal of darts: Once the log is split, you remove individual pieces. These darts are ready to be stacked for drying or used as heating wood.

There are several types of log splitters, each with its own advantages and disadvantages. Here is an overview of the main types of log splitters:

Manual log splitters: Manual log splitters are simple tools designed for light use. They are usually activated by a handle or handle that you need to operate manually. These splitters are suitable for small amounts of heating wood and are ideal for people who do not need to divide wood frequently.

Electric log splitters: Electric log splitters are powered by an electric motor. They are easy to use, produce little noise and do not produce harmful emissions. These crackers are ideal for domestic use, especially in areas where exhaust emissions may be a problem.

Sludges gasoline : The loggers gasoline are powered by an engine gasoline. They are more powerful than electric models and are ideal for larger splitting work. However, they produce noise and exhaust gas emissions.

Hydraulic log splitters: Hydraulic log splitters are among the most powerful. They operate with a hydraulic system that generates a large split force. These splitters are used for cutting large logs and are suitable for professional or industrial work.

Trailers on trailer: The log splitters on trailer are designed to be towed behind a vehicle. They are ideal for wood splitting on the ground, because they offer great mobility. These splitters are often used by forest entrepreneurs and mobile sawmill owners.

The use of a log splitter has many advantages, including time saving, fatigue reduction, precision, safety and versatility. The log splitters are suitable for a variety of wood sizes, from small logs to solid logs.

The choice of the best logger depends on several factors, including the amount of wood you have to split, the type of wood you handle, your budget and the place you plan to use it. Once you have your hand-held logger, you will be ready to optimize the management of your firewood in an efficient and productive manner.

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Reference: DX-KS-12THE-V-65-40

Brand: KONNER & SOHNEN

Vertical electric wood splitter KS 12THE V 65/40 - Logs max length 65 cm / max diameter 40 cm - Könner & Shönen

Vertical wood hanger KS 12THE V 65/40 - Logs length max 65 cm / diameter max 40 cm - Könner ' Shönen Engine 2300 W - Folding force 12 tons max - Logs length max 65 cm / diameter max 40 cm - Splitting time ~25 seconds - Vertical working position

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Reference: DX-KS-8THE-V-55-40

Brand: KONNER & SOHNEN

Vertical wood hanger KS 8THE V 55/40 - Bûches length max 55 cm / diameter max 40 cm - Könner & Shönen

Vertical wood hanger KS 8THE V 55/40 - Bûches length max 55 cm / diameter max 40 cm - Könner & Shönen Engine 2300 W - Folding force 8 tons max - Bûches length max 55 cm / diameter max 40 cm - Splitting time ~15 seconds - Vertical working position

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