Log Splitters are a useful tool that can save you the time, exhaustion, and potential blisters invested in splitting your firewood by hand. Instead of swinging a heavy axe, this “mechanical axe” can split your logs more efficiently by utilizing hydraulic pressure and a wedge. All you have to worry about is reloading the splitter. Before choosing a splitter, be sure to consider whether your wood is green, freshly cut and moist, or seasoned and dryer. A log splitter with 6 - 10 tons of splitting power will split seasoned logs of about 12 - 14 inches in diameter, or green logs of about 5 - 6 inches diameter. Log splitters with 31 - 35 tons of splitting power will split seasoned logs up to about 36 inches in diameter and green logs of about 24 - 28 inches. If you have a wood stove or fireplace, a log splitter is a worthwhile investment that will save you lots of time and effort, and give you the satisfaction of having a fully stocked wood pile.