Thursday, December 12, 2013
Indoor Log Splitting - Done Safe
split more firewood to keep the family warm?
Splitting wood indoors is far too dangerous with a gas-powered log splitter, in fact it's downright deadly because of the poisonous exhaust fumes. Electric log splitters are safe indoors, but they're inconvenient and take up space.
Manually-operated log splitters are by far the most sensible option. The WoodEze manual firewood splitter is incredibly convenient and safe for splitting up firewood.
1. Find yourself a hardwood stump and drill a 12 cm hole in the top.
2. Insert the splitter into the hole.
3. Tighten bolt with a wrench to secure the splitting wedge.
4. Lift the handle and place the log to be split under the wedge.
5. Lift the striking weight with both hands and then drop it onto the wedge.
It's safer and easier than an axe, and the guide bar keeps it on target every time. It strikes with up to 14 tons of pressure at the edge of the blade. The size makes it easy to stow away, and the simplicity and sturdiness of the construction means there's no maintenance required.
So as long as you have relatively small logs that are able to be split, you can split firewood into smaller pieces from the warmth and comfort of your living room. And you don't have to be concerned with the dangerous fumes of gas splitters.