DIFFERENT TYPES OF LOG SPLITTERS. In the current market you will find three types of hydraulic log splitter. The three types log splitters are manually powered, electrically powered, and gas powered. All of the, have benefits and different features. In this article we are going to give a guide of all the log splitters and then you can make the final and wide decision. The first splitter we are going to look at is the manually powered splitter. It happens to be 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. It does not require electricity or gasoline for it to operate. It is one of the most environment friendly splitter, it is compact and it can be stored easily and it can be used anywhere. 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. This is also among the best log splitters to use. This type of log splitter will be appreciated by the homeowners who use two to ten pieces of wood. This is a light weight machine which can be maneuvered easily and it is easy to store. The log splitter operate using standard household current. 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. It is user friendly and people can use it comfortably indoors. They have a dependent productivity on several factors like 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. They are large, heavier and they require more storage space. Also the log splitter is capable of processing logs that have large diameters quickly. It has a noisier engine and it produces toxic fumes and it cannot be used indoors. This type of a log splitter has a 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.