Manual Splitting Will Get To Your Body
The Manual Splitting Will Get To Your Body Sooner Or Later IMO!! I had fun for years Splitting Wood For Fun, Fuel And Exercise. After about 30 + years I started feeling the wear. I started selecting better smaller wood, using my saws and hired help more. I promised myself not to bring over 12" dia wood home and I started splitting from my knees due to back pains.
Now I'm back to doing more since a friend gave me a Hydraulic Log Splitter. It has split my new limit of 24" dia Oak wood without any problems. I have friends that are cutting their wood in blocks vs splitting. You can say burning wood is a habit vs a must in North Tx. Natural gas is probably cheaper which I supplement, plus I have the electric heating option. Firewood within a reasonable driving distance is a thing of the past here. I work mainly the tree trimmings on the curbs (as I see it all year vs just winter) and some clearing. loger