Hints & Tips
With these sweltering temperatures, the wood pile is probably the last thing on your mind, but a few hours hard work at this time of year will pay great dividends when the first winter frosts arrive.
Splitting logs with an axe is no easy task, so here are three of our own heavy duty log splitters to make the task easier and less tiring.
First is the MD 5.5-Ton Electric Vertical Log Splitter, a great value for money machine, which can handle longs up to 105 cm long and a maximum diameter of 32 cm.
Clamps hold the logs in place and both hands are needed to work the splitter, a useful safety feature.
It is easily moved around as it has transport wheels and there is a transport wheel to make it easier.
The 2800 Watt motor gives bags of splitting power.
The maker’s recommended price is £599.95 but we have it for sale for £389.95. It is delivered free within two to three working days and has a one year manufacturer’s guarantee.
Second is the MD 7-Ton Petrol Vertical Log Splitter, another great value for money operator capable of dealing with tougher hard, knotted woods.
The splitting power comes from a 6.5 hp Briggs & Stratton engine and it has three positions for the base plate to handle logs up to 104 cm long depending on the log length.
Adjusting the plate saves time to ensure the splitting wedge travels the least distance.
And being petrol powered it can be moved to wherever the logs need splitting.
Again both hands are needed to operate the machine and for extra protection the levers are fitted with hand shields for extra safety. The lands are held in place with special clamps to help the operation.
It costs £669.95 compared with the maker’s recommended price of £969.95 and there is a one year warranty.
Delivery is free within two to three working days.
And the third of our machines is the MD 10-Ton Vertical Petrol Log Splitter, with top features and a massive splitting force of 10 tons per sq inch.
This is the splitter for you if you have thick, twisted hard woods to split. Powered by a ZC OHV petrol engine it is a smooth running machine which is great a value for money and is easily moved around with a transport handle a free running wheels.
It has a base plate with three positions fixing the travel of the splitting ram according to the length of the wood and it is safe to use as both hands are used to work the machine.
This one costs £799 compared with the maker’s recommended price of £1199.
It is delivered free within two to three working days and has a one year warranty from the manufacturers.
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