Firewood for the winter – everyone with a fireplace, stove heating or fireplace knows the problem: finished firewood is expensive and working with axe, hammer and splitting wedge is incredibly strenuous and sweaty. I can say from my own experience that I don’t want to do without my wood splitter anymore. Therefore I would like to give you a short overview of how a log splitter works and then explain why I chose to use a log splitter.
The operation of the log splitter
Wood splitters are hydraulic machines that cut wood without much time and effort. In the process, large and bulky pieces are turned into manageable logs, e.g. for the fireplace.
The material to be split – usually logs – is placed on the splitting table. This can be done by a log lifter in horizontal models or generally by hand. Depending on the model, the splitting process is then started.
All HZC Power log splitters have, for example, two operating levers that initiate the starting process, so that safety is ensured. The log is slowly pressed against a sharp splitting wedge and thus split. With a splitting wedge the log is split into two parts, with a splitting cross into four parts.
From what amount of wood per year is a log splitter worthwhile?
This question we are often asked and can only be answered very individually. As mentioned in the introduction, the work of splitting wood is a really sweaty and time-consuming work. Firewood dealers who split masses of firewood all year round naturally use a log splitter and not an axe.
But even with smaller quantities, a log splitter can be worthwhile, because the working time is reduced immensely by a log splitter. With an axe you need about 4-5 working days for 10 solid cubic meters. With a log splitter, on the other hand, the same amount can be done in one day.
In addition to this time saving, the splitting process with a log splitter is also significantly less strenuous and usually healthier. On the one hand, this is because the body is not put under incredible strain in just a few days, and on the other hand, working with a log splitter is basically easier on the back. It has also been proven that the risk of injury decreases when working with a log splitter compared to working with an axe.
At a dealer or in the construction market can be bought ready for the stove logs. However, the price of this wood is much more expensive than home production from logs. For years, firewood prices have been rising, making it clear that a log splitter quickly pays for itself. This means that in the medium to long term, the purchase of a log splitter can also save a lot of money.
Therefore, we – the team of HZC Power – can usually advise not only professional forestry and agricultural companies to buy, but also, for example, owners of a fireplace or stove heating – and gladly before it comes to back problems.
Our log splitter
- 22 t splitting force
- Vertical or horizontal working
- Hydraulic position adjustment
- Petrol engine from Briggs&Stratton (6,5 PS)
- Oil filter for a longer service life