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This is the time of year when many of you consider buying a log splitter to take away the effort of turning old trunks and branches to firewood.
So here are six of the best for your shortlist.
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The Einhell BT-LS 44 Electric Log Splitter is on special offer at £169, a huge saving on the manufacturer’s recommended price of £399.
German engineered, fast and efficient it is easy and safe to use and will cope with logs up to 250 mm in diameter and 370 mm long.
A heavy duty 1500 watt motor forces logs against a cast iron splitting wedge. Wheels and a transport handle make it easy to move around the garden and solid legs add to the stability.
From the same stable, comes a machine exclusive to Mowdirect, the Einhell BT-LS 610 Log Splitter on special offer for just £439.
A vertical log splitter, it has an adjustable splitting wedge height and can handle logs up 320 mm in diameter and 1040 mm long.
It has a splitting power of 6 tons and works off a 2200 watt motor and has adjustable log holding plates with two clamps to hold logs securely.
Transport wheel on a sturdy base mean that the machine can easily be moved and is stable when in use.
As well as being exceptional value for money the machine has a two year guarantee.
A top value-for-money splitter is the Eastwood ELS4T 4-Ton Electric Log Splitter on special offer at £149.95, £80 less than the manufacturer’s recommended price.
And what’s more this machine comes with a free four way splitting wedge worth £29.95 which lets you split wood into four pieces instead of just half.
Ideal for light domestic use this little splitter is top value for money, has a 1500 watt electric motor to drive the hydraulic ram and can handle wood up to 370 mm long and 250 mm in diameter.
Transport wheels and a handle make it easy to move around.
A really good vertical splitter comes from Lawnflite, and their LS2800E Electric Vertical Log Splitter at £479,is £60 off the manufacturer’s recommended price.
The powerful 2800 Watt electric motor gives a splitting force of 5.5 tons and this will cope easily with denser woods like cherry and thorn.
The base plate can be adjusted to three positions depending on the length of the logs and up to a maximum diameter of 32 cm.
Lightweight for such a sturdy machine it can be easily moved around and it has in-built safety features as well.
Another good Lawnflite log splitter is their LS65P petrol vertical log splitter a great value machine at £819, £150 off the manufacturer’s price.
Petrol splitters have more power and are much more flexible as they can moved around much more easily and are necessary if you are working in a copse with no mains electricity supply.
This splitter has a 6.5 hp Briggs and Stratton engine which is easy to start and quiet when running.
It has 7 tons of splitting force and is suitable for heavy duty domestic use and can handle logs up to 104 cm long and 32 cm in diameter. It has an adjustable base plate depending on the wood to be split.
It too has transport wheels and a handle.
And now we’re getting into some really heavy duty machines suitable for the professional and estate owner alike.
The MTD-Lawnflite LS550 25 Ton Log Splitter is made to handle large amounts of wood and has a massive splitting force of 25 tons so it can deal with twisted knotted wood with ease.
Briggs & Stratton powered it can work either vertically or horizontally and can be towed around wherever it is wanted on estates. But please note it is not road legal.
Once the log has been split the cylinder returns automatically to the starting position.
At £1749 it is a full £500 off the manufacturer’s recommended price.
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