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BEST Log Splitter for Home | Timberwolf TW P1
BEST Log Splitter for Home | Timberwolf TW P1
DATE: 2013/12/23::
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Huge Wood Splitter - 200 Ton
Huge Wood Splitter - 200 Ton
DATE: 2013/02/09::
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WORLDS FASTEST LOG SPLITTER EPIC FAILS COMPILATION AND INJURIES!!!
WORLDS FASTEST LOG SPLITTER EPIC FAILS COMPILATION AND INJURIES!!!
DATE: 2014/02/03::
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Logsplitter- Speedco 28 ton handling some really gnarly wood
Logsplitter- Speedco 28 ton handling some really gnarly wood
DATE: 2014/08/23::
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Log Splitter Lift Table WITHOUT additional hydraulics
Log Splitter Lift Table WITHOUT additional hydraulics
DATE: 2015/06/05::
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Home built log splitter New Zealand
Home built log splitter New Zealand
DATE: 2014/10/29::
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RaMeC LogSplitter - Y Raunisto Oy
RaMeC LogSplitter - Y Raunisto Oy
DATE: 2012/09/03::
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harbor freight 20 ton Log Splitter #61594
harbor freight 20 ton Log Splitter #61594
DATE: 2014/11/03::
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My Stickler Wood Splitter
My Stickler Wood Splitter
DATE: 2013/09/02::
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42 Ton Log Splitter with 4 way wedge and hydraulic lift
42 Ton Log Splitter with 4 way wedge and hydraulic lift
DATE: 2014/05/19::
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3 Log splitter Upgrades
3 Log splitter Upgrades
DATE: 2015/02/02::
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clarke logbuster 5 log splitter.AVI
clarke logbuster 5 log splitter.AVI
DATE: 2012/04/08::
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Home made electric screw log splitter
Home made electric screw log splitter
DATE: 2012/09/09::
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Homemade Log Splitter Project Pt. 13
Homemade Log Splitter Project Pt. 13
DATE: 2013/08/18::
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WORLDS FASTEST LOGSPLITTER
WORLDS FASTEST LOGSPLITTER
DATE: 2007/10/09::
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Huge home made log splitter
Huge home made log splitter
DATE: 2009/11/30::
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DR RapidFire Log Splitter PRO-XL
DR RapidFire Log Splitter PRO-XL
DATE: 2013/05/18::
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Impressive wood splitter
Impressive wood splitter
DATE: 2013/11/30::
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'Murica Log Splitter - Fastest Way to split wood!
DATE: 2015/01/01::
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Industrial Wood Splitter
Industrial Wood Splitter
DATE: 2014/03/20::
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Homemade 30 ton Log splitter with log lift and adjustable 4-way blade
Homemade 30 ton Log splitter with log lift and adjustable 4-way blade
DATE: 2010/11/25::
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Huskee 22ton Log Splitter
Huskee 22ton Log Splitter
DATE: 2008/09/21::
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Ariens Log Splitter Demonstration 27 Ton | Hydraulic Wood Splitter
Ariens Log Splitter Demonstration 27 Ton | Hydraulic Wood Splitter
DATE: 2012/04/03::
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37 ton northstar logsplitter review..
37 ton northstar logsplitter review..
DATE: 2013/09/26::
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home made log splitter
home made log splitter
DATE: 2013/08/26::
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Red Roo: HLS Logsplitter with Lifting Table splitting Australian Hardwood - MUST WATCH!
Red Roo: HLS Logsplitter with Lifting Table splitting Australian Hardwood - MUST WATCH!
DATE: 2009/04/14::
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Homemade log-splitter 30 ton
Homemade log-splitter 30 ton
DATE: 2011/04/16::
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Manual log splitter
Manual log splitter
DATE: 2014/10/07::
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Homemade manual wood splitter 2015
Homemade manual wood splitter 2015
DATE: 2013/03/17::
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Super fast speed pro Kinetic log splitter in action - scary fast log splitting. Watch your fingers.
Super fast speed pro Kinetic log splitter in action - scary fast log splitting. Watch your fingers.
DATE: 2012/10/25::
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Harbor Freight 5 Ton Electric Log Splitter
Harbor Freight 5 Ton Electric Log Splitter
DATE: 2014/02/23::
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CrocoC.flv
CrocoC.flv
DATE: 2011/12/28::
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mechanical log splitter
mechanical log splitter
DATE: 2013/09/19::
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WoodEze Electric Log Splitter Demo - Impressive Power!
WoodEze Electric Log Splitter Demo - Impressive Power!
DATE: 2010/11/07::
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A 1 Horse Power Log Splitter
A 1 Horse Power Log Splitter
DATE: 2013/09/30::
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RSW Homemade Skid Steer Log Splitter
RSW Homemade Skid Steer Log Splitter
DATE: 2014/03/13::
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How to build a Homemade Log Splitter - The Lighthouse Lady
How to build a Homemade Log Splitter - The Lighthouse Lady
DATE: 2014/01/13::
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LS2 Log Splitter?!? Only in America!
LS2 Log Splitter?!? Only in America!
DATE: 2015/01/04::
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HUSKEE 22 TON LOG SPLITTER REVIEW
HUSKEE 22 TON LOG SPLITTER REVIEW
DATE: 2013/09/15::
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Worlds coolest logsplitter
Worlds coolest logsplitter
DATE: 2009/05/09::
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logsplitter splits 12" oak with 5 h.p. engine log has 9 knots in it
logsplitter splits 12" oak with 5 h.p. engine log has 9 knots in it
DATE: 2010/05/12::
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Log Splitter build - 3 minutes video
Log Splitter build - 3 minutes video
DATE: 2010/12/05::
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Yardworks 4 Ton Log Splitter
Yardworks 4 Ton Log Splitter
DATE: 2013/09/18::
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RuggedSplit "37 Ton" Type 2 Fixed Blade "Log Splitter" "Wood Splitter" by RuggedMade Intro Part 2
RuggedSplit "37 Ton" Type 2 Fixed Blade "Log Splitter" "Wood Splitter" by RuggedMade Intro Part 2
DATE: 2013/10/12::
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How I built my cheap hydraulic log splitter (Under $200) - Homemade log splitter
How I built my cheap hydraulic log splitter (Under $200) - Homemade log splitter
DATE: 2011/11/25::
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Bobcat log splitter
Bobcat log splitter
DATE: 2011/11/13::
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Fastest hydraulic log splitter GetAll GA-9.500. Дровокол, колун.
Fastest hydraulic log splitter GetAll GA-9.500. Дровокол, колун.
DATE: 2013/03/06::
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Best Log Splitter Home Made Wood Malku skaldyke
Best Log Splitter Home Made Wood Malku skaldyke
DATE: 2010/11/08::
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Tractor 3 point, PTO powered screw log splitter (converted from "back on" splitter)
Tractor 3 point, PTO powered screw log splitter (converted from "back on" splitter)
DATE: 2012/03/21::
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Homemade Firewood Processor - Log Splitter
Homemade Firewood Processor - Log Splitter
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A woman using a gas powered log splitter to split firewood.

A log splitter is a piece of machinery or equipment used for splitting firewood from softwood or hardwood logs that have been pre-cut into sections (rounds), usually by chainsaw or on a saw bench. Many log splitters consist of a hydraulic or electrical rod and piston assembly and these are often rated by the tons of force they can generate. The higher the pressure rating, the greater the thickness or length of the rounds that can be split. The log splitter consists of all four major hydraulic components.

Most log splitter models for home use have a rating around 10 tons, but professional hydraulic models may exert 25 tons of force or more. There are also manual log splitters, which use mechanical leverage to force logs through a sharpened blade assembly and screw or 'corkscrew' types that are driven directly from an agricultural tractor's power take-off shaft where the splitter is mounted on the three point linkage.

Power source[edit]

A Croco log splitter attached to a Kobelco excavator in Jyväskylä, Finland.

A simple log splitter may be powered by an electric motor driving a hydraulic pump or by gasoline or diesel engine with or without a tractor. The non-electric versions can be used remotely where the splitter can be moved to the location of the cut wood source. Split logs can then be loaded into trucks, trailers or bulk bags.

No matter what the power source, a log splitter either uses a hydraulic piston to drive the log through a stationary blade or a rotating cone shaped screw mandrel that pulls the log up over a wedge. Some models have attachments that prevent the split logs from falling to the ground allowing the operator to reposition the logs quickly for a second pass on the log splitter. Some cone or screw splitters are mounted on steel platforms mounted on a 3-point linkage that allow the log to be repeatedly split into smaller pieces without putting the wood down and up again.

Uses[edit]

Although smaller firewood splitters are intended for home, there are now many commercial units available. Some commercial splitters are part of a 'firewood processor' that saw logs of timber into lengths, split them, and then carry the wood up an inclined conveyor onto a pile or into a bag, truck or trailer. Specialty producers such as those producing maple syrup use units that split 4 foot lengths. Machines that split and point wood for fence post also exist though they are few in number as it is generally safer and more convenient to saw the posts.

The rising cost of domestic heating gas oil has reawakened a desire for alternative fuel sources and burning wood is carbon neutral. Modern wood burning stoves are efficient and safe. Many consumers that would not have considered splitting their own logs a few years ago are now burning wood fuel for both ecological and economical reasons.

Safety[edit]

Video of a vintage steam-powered log splitter in Germany

Although a good log splitter can save the operator hours of labor, it is not possible to make it completely safe. Only trained adults should operate a log splitter, since anything caught between the log and the splitting blade will receive at least 10 tons of pressure. Most hydraulic machines now have 'two handed operation' for safety which means that both of the operator's hands are needed to actuate the splitter thus keeping them out of the way of the moving blade.

The behavior of each log can not be predicted, so a safety zone should be established around the splitter to prevent injury from flying splinters of wood. Helpers can pick up the individual pieces of firewood, but should not stand near the log splitter while it is in operation.

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