Hints & Tips
The nights are drawing in and getting chillier and in spite of the Indian summer many have turned to the wood burner for evening warmth already.
This is the time to ensure the wood shed is adequately supplied and that old piles of branches and trunks which have been drying through the baking summer are now ready to be split.
Swinging a hefty axe may look well and good on film but is not a lot of fun and a good log splitter can ease the prospect of an injured back.
So here are three from leading German engineering company Einhell all at very special prices and all easy to operate and very efficient.
This first machine is one of the least expensive currently available anywhere and it is the Einhell BT-LS 44 Log Splitter.
This machine is easy and very safe to use and can handle logs up to 250 mm in diameter and up to 370 mm in length.
The 1500 Watt electric motor provides the power to the ram which forces logs on to a heavy duty splitting wedge with four tons of pressure.
It is fitted with a load limiter to prevent the machine suffering excessive strain.
Both hands are needed to operate it and protective shields prevent the hands from being injured should there be any splintering.
Transport wheels mean it can be moved easily and solid legs give stability.
This splitter is one of the least expensive available at just £169, a considerable saving on Einhell’s recommended price of £299.
Delivery is free the next working day and there is a two year guarantee.
The second is the Einhell BT-LS 65U Electric Log Splitter, currently on special offer as it is £150 less than the maker’s recommended retail price.
Very solidly built it lets you work in comfort standing up and has a 1500 Watt electric motor to provide the hydraulic power – up to five and a half tons of splitting force.
Wood is forced against a splitting wedge to do the job and logs up to 25 cm in diameter and 52 cm long can be handled with ease.
Both hands are needed to work the splitter thus keeping them away from the mechanism when it is working – a very useful safety device.
An added advantage is that the splitter is very quiet when working.
The recommended retail price is £379.99 but we are selling it for £229.95 and with free next working day delivery.
There is a two year manufacturer’s warranty from Einhell.
The third machine from this company is the Einhell BT-LS 610 Log Splitter, also currently on special offer.
This vertical splitter has three height adjustments all easily made so it can take logs from 10 cm and up to 32 cm in diameter and from 10 cm to 104 cm long.
This one has a splitting force of six tons enabling it to deal with heavier grained and twisted woods like oak branches, thorn and fruit as it has a 2200 Watt electric motor to provide the power.
Plates with two clamps ensure the wood to be split is securely held, and again, two hands are needed when operating it. It has transport wheels to make it easier to move around.
This is currently on sale with £250 off the maker’s recommended retail price at £439.95.
It is delivered free within two to three working days and gas a two year warranty from Einhell.
For a huge selection of log splitters and for personal advice see our special web pages or ring 08454 588905.
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