If you’re looking for something to help you occasionally prepare firewood, an electric log splitter is a great option. Since there’s no exhaust, these models can be safely and easily used indoors and require very little maintenance.
The tonnage determines how much splitting force you have. Make your choice depending on the size and type of wood you’ll be cutting. For example a 5 or 6 tonne electric splitter can handle a log with 10-inch diameter while a gas log splitter with 20 tonne splitting force can handle heavier logs up to 24-inches in diameter.
A dual-wedge log splitter cuts from both ends, so if the blade hits a knot while cutting from one side, the machine will continue cutting the log from the other end.
Having dual-speed on a model gives you more control based on what you’re cutting, so you can go slowly with tough wood or cut faster as needed.
A foot pedal is a convenient feature, so you don’t have to bend over as far to operate the machine.