Gas Log Splitters: What They Can Offer You
If you're in the market for a machine that can split serious quantities of firewood while still remaining mobile, look no further than a gas log splitter. The peak of wood splitting versatility, you'll find gas log splitters ranging from 8 ton residential units all the way up to 45 ton commercial behemoths. Needless to say, you're sure to find a gas powered wood splitter that'll be up for just about any task or project you can imagine.
A gas log splitter is more than just power, though. When working with low to midrange tonnages, gas log splitters clock some of the fastest cycle times of nearly all wood splitter types in the industry. Cycle times can be a bit of a double edged axe, however. Always keep in mind that a cycle time faster than 10 seconds can quickly turn from "Heck, yeah!" to "Oh, heck!" in a matter of, well, seconds unless you're working with a partner. After all, you're going wear out trying to keep up with that kind of pace, by yourself, long before your gas log splitter does!
The ultimate combination of power and speed, what you really need to ask yourself when you're doing your gas log splitter due diligence is: What's More Important - Power or Speed?
For those of you who want it all, you can definitely have both! Just be ready to toss down several extra bills, if that's really what you're looking for. We feel it's definitely worth mentioning that, more often than not, most people don't actually need both maximum power and maximum speed to get the job done quickly.
Our goal at Wood Splitters Direct is to help you strike the perfect balance between power and speed so that you're always getting the most out of your gas log splitter without feeling like you spent your hard earned dollars on a feature you just never really have a use for.
...you should choose power over speed if your jobs consistently involve splitting 24 inch rounds or bigger.
...you should choose speed over power if your jobs involve smaller quantities of firewood; personal level use.
...you should choose both if your jobs are geared toward regularly producing multiple cords of wood throughout the year; commercial level use.
Take the time to carefully consider…
...how much wood you plan on splitting throughout the year.
...how often you will be using your gas log splitter throughout the year.
...how many people will be operating your splitter.
+ Remember: Faster cycle times require more working hands for optimal efficiency.
...where you will be using your gas log splitter; on site, in shop, somewhere else.
+ Remember: Just because gas log splitters are on wheels doesn't mean it's always easy to move them around.
The Importance of Brand
Brands are important because they tell us what kind of quality we should expect. As with all other branded products, the same is true for gas powered log splitters.
The good news is that we've already done a good amount of the leg work for you as far as quality control goes. All of the brands that we carry at Wood Splitters Direct are some of the most trusted, dependable, and reputable names in the logging industry. Several of them, such as Swisher and Oregon, have been around for more than half a century. Many of them, such as Iron & Oak, Brave, and Swisher, are proudly American Made.
So, if all of our brands are top quality, which one is the best brand?
This is one of the most frequently asked questions that we get and, over the last several years, we've finally decided to equate it to the question: "Which is better: Dodge or Ford?" This is because our answer always ends up opening a can of worms. Lucky for us, we like fishing almost as much as we like splitting firewood.
The safest way to answer "The Best Brand" question is to first think of our log splitter brands in terms of usage grade: Consumer Grade, Prosumer Grade, or Commercial Grade.
It's vital to remember that, literally, every brand that we carry has at least a couple gas log splitters that fit into each category. That being said, here are a few examples of brands we recommend!
Consumer Grade Gas Log Splitter Brands
Ideal for splitting "single family", personal quantities of firewood; machines up to 22 tons.
Prosumer Grade Gas Log Splitter Brands
Ideal for splitting "dual family", personal quantities of firewood; machines up to 30 tons.
Commercial Grade Gas Log Splitter Brands
Ideal for splitting profitable quantities of firewood; machines over 30 tons.
If you're not finding what you're looking for, or if you have any questions, give us a call to speak with one of our product experts.
We're confident that we can help you find the best brand, the best gas log splitter, and the best wood splitter accessories to fit your needs!