Log splitters are mechanical axes that safely and quickly cut logs to a manageable size.

If you have logs delivered for a fire or wood burner its probable they’ll need cutting to fit, and that’ll be considerably less effort if you have a log splitter on your team.

Wielding an axe above your head is very Braveheart but in reality this isn’t a particularly safe option.

Unless you’re in the Alaskan wilderness, a log splitter is a safer bet too, especially if you have children or pets running around.

There are many log splitters out there and they all do the job, but despite coming down in price over the past years they aren’t cheap.

To help you choose wisely, here are my top three log splitter recommendations. I’ve compared them by log splitting capability, power and safety levels.