TYPES OF LOG SPLITTERS. In the current market, there are three types of log splitters. The three types log splitters are manually powered, electrically powered, and gas powered. All of the, have benefits and different features. I am going to give you a guide of the three log splitters and you will choose the best among them. We will begin by looking at the manually powered log 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. It is environment friendly, compact and it can be stored easily and can be used anywhere. This is the best option for homeowners who burn less than a cord of firewood in a year. The second type of log splitter that we can have a look at is the electric log splitter. This is also among the best log splitters to use. The homeowners who use two to ten cords of wood will appreciate this type of log splitter. 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. Electric log splitter cannot be used in remote areas not unless there is an another source of power like a generator. They are safe to use and they are very quiet. 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. The log splitter has a dependent productivity on factors like the 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 because it can be used on remote or commercial applications. They are large, heavier and they require more 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. Its high-end price range products offer the productivity and reliability by professional and commercial operations. It is good you consider looking for a vertical or a horizontal splitter. With the vertical log splitters you will enjoy the advantage of not having to lift heavy logs on to the machine.