There are many home owners then enjoy a nice warm fire burning on a cold winter or fall night. They take comfort in it. Because the economy is not doing well, and families are struggling with finances, many homeowners are choosing to heat their homes using wood stoves to keep energy bills at a minimum. Many people buy logs to heat their homes and pay quite a bit for them, but some thrifty homeowners cut their own logs and save all that expense.
Homeowners that cut the wood from their own property benefit not only from the heating aspects, but also their woods will be healthier. Proper thinning encourages new growth. Chopping enough firewood to heat your home throughout the winter is a long and arduous process that will often be much more difficult than expected. It’s a fact that chain saws are quick to knock down trees, and cut up foliage into smaller pieces, but they are big and heavy to utilize. The ideal usage of an electric log splitter is to split wood and logs so that they are of an appropriate size to fit into you fireplace. Rather than splitting cord after cord of firewood by hand with an ax, a back-breaking and time-consuming laborious task, you might consider an electric log splitter which does most of the work for you. You simply put in the log turn on the splitter and before you know you have a pile of split wood.
It is important to know what size log splitter you will need, as electric splitters come in a variety of sizes. Since a 7 ton log splitter can split most logs of fireplace size, it’s a good size splitter to buy. The reasons many homeowners choose electric log splitters over gas splitters is that the electric log splitter is usually lighter making it easy to move. It is not as expensive to operate plus running out of fuel during your task will not be a concern.
The major disadvantage of electric log splitters is you have to be close enough to an electric power to source to plug the splitter it. The disadvantage of using an electric splitter is that you have to haul large logs back to your house or garage in order to split them. With a gas splitter, you can split logs into smaller, manageable pieces at the site. This makes the loading and transporting of the wood much easier.
However, when you consider that taking that weighty gas splitter back and forth is also going to require a lot of heavy lifting then things just seem to kind of balance out. One thing is for sure, electric log splitters can not only save you hours when splitting wood it can also save your back a bit of backbreaking labor.