One of the versatile and invaluable pieces of equipment that can make your life easier and comfortable within a shorter period is a perfect splitter. Like other power tools, this comparatively large device is a piece of dangerous machinery, and without knowing proper use, you cannit operate this tool.
How old are you, or how experienced you, or how many logs you cut? Nothing can make safe you if you don’t take proper safety precautions before using the splitter. Within a second, lots of injuries may cause. You should know how to use the log splitter properly? To achieve your desire goal the following tips of uses you can follow-
Wear Accurate Cloth and Protective Equipment-
Steps of The Uses-
One person operates the device:
This is a common and basic rule that the person who holds the tool should do all the necessary jobs alone. To avoid severe damages, control the machine in one hand.
Don’t operate under the influence of alcohol:
It is another basic rule when you use this big and powerful device that doesn’t work under the influence of any kind of alcoholic items.
Make the work area neat and clean:
Before starting the splitting job, make sure the work area is clear from any debris. The debris can create a barrier to operate the device. The splitter lying on the ground can cause injury.
Perfect positioning of the splitter:
Always position and fixed the splitter on the flat, stable, and plain ground. Otherwise, this device may fall on you and cause serious injury.
Fixe the wheel:
Try to secure the wheel with the blocks before starting the device. Without fixing the wheels, when a huge force generates, the splitter will move. And then you cannot do your work correctly.
Don’t hold the log with your foot:
This is the cause of another injury. Don’t use your food to hold pieces of wood. It will create damage.
Check the beam:
When you are doing your vertical and horizontal operation, lock the beam. Most of the device locks the beam automatically, but before starting your job, you should check by yourself.
Read the manual properly:
The operating system is not the same for all types of the splitter. Read the manual provided with each of the devices. Here you can get proper instruction, how to use?. You can know the using function of your splitter.
Load logs can cut properly:
Only the load logs can, which you should cut off squarely. When you load all the wrong shape logs, it may fly off the splitter under too much pressure. And cause serious injury.
Check the hydraulic pipes:
Before each use, check the hydraulic pipes, and if there is any kind of leakage, please replace or repair the device.
Servicing of gas engines:
Service your splitter’s gas engine at least once in a year. Before starting the machine, check the spark plug and fuel for accurate operation.
Save your back:
Lifting big logs and off the log, the splitter can hurt your back, which is very painful. So, maintain the appropriate high and adjust the splitter in a position that cannot harm your back. If the splitter is portable, take the device near to the storage area.
Sharp the wedges:
To get the best result, keep the wedges sharp, otherwise you don’t get clean splitting wood.
Remove the fuel:
If you decide that you don’t use the gas log splitter for a long time, remove the fuel from the tank. If you leave the tank with fuel near about 30 days, it will be very sticky and damage the engine as well.
When you use a lot of splitters, that will be the correct combination of both safety measures and maintenance. Without the proper combination, you cannot use the splitter correctly and never get your desire performance. Please don’t hesitate to follow my instruction, when I use my splitter, I always follow the above instructions, and I am confident that you also can get the best result. So stay with me by following the guidelines.