VARIOUS TYPES OF LOG SPLITTERS. In the current market you will find three types of hydraulic log splitter. The three include manually powered, gas powered and electrically powered. The three log splitters have different features which are all positive. I am going to give you a guide of the three log splitters and you will choose the best among them. The first splitter we are going to look at is the manually powered splitter. This is a hydraulic jack that is laid on the inside. The log splitter has a pumping jack that causes a rod to ram or a log against the splitting edge. This happens to be a slow and an effective process on the other hand it is safe, easy to use and it is quiet. For this type of log splitter to operate, it does not require gas nor electricity. The log splitter is environment-friendly, can be stored easily, can be used everywhere and it is compact. For homeowners who burn less than one cord of firewood in a year this is the best option for them. Another type of log splitter that we are going to look at is the electrically powered log splitter. It is one of the best splitters that you can try using. The homeowners who use two to ten cords of wood will appreciate this type of log splitter. It is a machine that is light in weight and it can be moved from one place to the other easily and can be stored easily. In most cases the log splitter operate using standard household currents. It is so unfortunate that this type of splitter cannot be used in remote areas not unless there is a power generator backup. They are quiet and they are safe to use. This type of splitter does not use gasoline, therefore it does not produce harmful toxins so it is environment friendly. They are user friendly so they can be used indoors. They have a dependent productivity on several factors like diameter of the log and the hardness of the wood. Another type of a log splitter that we are going to look at is the gas powered log splitter. It is the best to use on commercial or remote application. This type of log splitter is large and it requires a large storage space. They have the ability to process larger diameters and they are quicker. The machine cannot be used indoors because it produces toxic fumes and it has a noisy generator. Its high-end price range products offer the productivity and reliability by professional and commercial operations. Other factors that you should consider when looking for the best log splitter are if you need a vertical or a horizontal log splitter. With the vertical log splitters you will enjoy the advantage of not having to lift heavy logs on to the machine.