TYPES OF LOG SPLITTERS. In the current market, there are three types of log splitters. 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. First of all, we are going to look at the manual log splitter. This type of a log splitter 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 type of a log splitter can be termed as the best because it has an effective process, easy to use, safe and 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. It is the best option for homeowners who burn less than one cord of firewood in a year. 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. This type of log splitter will be appreciated by the homeowners who use two to ten pieces of wood. This type of splitter can be moved from one place to the other easily and it is easier to store. In most cases the log splitter operate using standard household currents. Electric log splitter cannot be used in remote areas not unless there is an another source of power like a generator. 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 can also be used indoors and they are user friendly. Their productivity is dependent on several factors such as diameter of the log and the hardness of the wood. Gas powered log splitter is another type we will look at. It is the best because it can be used on remote or commercial applications. This type of log splitter is large and it requires a large storage space. The log splitter can process logs that are of a large diameter quickly. The machine cannot be used indoors because it produces toxic fumes and it has a noisy generator. This type of a log splitter has a high-end price range products offer the productivity and reliability by professional and commercial operations. When looking for log splitter consider looking for a vertical or a horizontal log splitter. The most preferred splitter is the vertical splitter because the user will not be required to lift heavy logs.