Winter is just around the corner and as temperatures begin to fall, now is the time to turn logs into firewood and get prepared for the coming cold weather.
Log splitters make processing firewood far easier than swinging an axe.
You can save your back and time by investing in a good quality log splitter.
They also allow logs to be cut at a similar size, making stacking woodpiles and burning far more efficient.
There are a number of factors to consider before buying a log splitter, including:
- How often will you use it?
- Will you be splitting hardwood?
- Will you be splitting the larger logs or smaller logs?
- Will you be cutting your logs in your yard or at far from home? and
- How fast would you like to split your logs?
Bigger Boyz Toyz is one of Australia's largest online tool and machinery stores.
They stock a wide variety of machinery and tools, including log splitters.
"If you need your firewood for your residential house, you more than likely need about three loads over a year,' a company spokesman said.
"An electric log splitter will give you the best work, especially if you will be splitting your logs on your property.
"Our compact 10T Timberwolf electric log splitter is equipped with the capability to split both ways, cutting down cycle time and being conveniently able to plug straight into a standard household power point.
"It is also designed with a 20mm solid steel blade as opposed to a wedge which allows you to slice the timber as opposed to cracking it open.
"This is especially useful with knotty and cranky grains which in the past have been difficult to deal with.
"However, electric log splitters are not as powerful as petrol models and they might struggle splitting hardwood like Yellow Box and Iron Bark.
"Our 40/65T hydraulic log splitters can turn Yellow Box and Iron Bark into toothpicks with a pull of a lever.
"Tested in excess of a staggering 65 tons, it will not distort or even flex under extreme working conditions.
"It is perfect for large crews working on-site or for the handyman at home.
"Log splitters can run in horizontal and vertical positions.
"Log splitters in horizontal position are easy to operate, while vertical models make it much easier to deal with larger logs.
"All our well-designed log splitters come with a nationwide 12-month parts warranty.
- Visit: www.bbta.com.au