Mind your backs! Log splitters make preparing logs for the fire simple

The axeman cometh used to be the rumour in offices when mean looking individuals from the boardroom arrived to announce the next round of redundancies.

But there is no reason to call on this individual when confronted with a pile of logs which have been left after cutting down trees.

And if the axeman does put in an appearance he’d better be young and fit if he doesn’t want to end up resembling a human question mark as an ageing back protests at such exertions.

Lawnflite LS65P petrol log splitter
Splitting made easy: Lawnflite LS65P petrol log splitter

So if you have a big pile of logs which need splitting to fit on to the fire or wood burner here’s a machine which will do the trick.

The Lawnflite LS65P Petrol Vertical Log-Splitter will split any type of thick-grained or twisted wood with its seven tons of splitting force.

And being petrol powered you’ve no need to worry about the closest electricity supply and extension cables.

The hydraulic splitting power is generated by a 6.5 hp Briggs & Stratton engine and the machine can take logs up to 104 cm long and 32 cm in diameter.

It has an adjustable base plate to suit the length of the logs and make the job faster as the hydraulic ram has lees distance to travel.

Transport wheels make it easy to move around.

It costs £799, a saving of around £150 on the recommended retail price. We deliver it free within two to three working days and it has a one year warranty.

Another machine which can tackle larger logs is the The Handy-Pro THPLS7TP Heavy-Duty Petrol Log-Splitter which can split logs up to 104 cm long and 50 cm diameter.

A 6.5hp engine provides the hydraulic power and to keep it safe this splitter has teeth to grip the log and it needs both hands to operate m making sure they’re well away from the hydraulic ram.

This is a really sturdy machine and costs £799 with free next working day delivery and a one year warranty.

If you would like our advice before buying a log splitter please give us a ring on 08454 588905, we’re here to help.

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