If you have a log burner or an open fire, then chances are that you go through a fair bit of firewood each year. It’s usually easy enough to purchase cut and seasoned logs, but, for regular use, this gets expensive. If you want your log burner to be truly economical to run, then you’ll need to start splitting logs yourself.
A log splitting axe is the simplest way to do this, but, let’s face it, not only does this quickly get very tiring, but it’s also extremely time-consuming. Your next option? A log splitter, which is where the Forest Master FM5 Log Splitter comes in.
This machine has been designed to split logs for small to medium wood burners. My own wood burning stove is around that size, and with this being the main source of heat for my house, I work my way through a couple of large buckets of logs each day in the winter. With all of the storms this season ensuring that I had plenty of trees lying around, my goal was to use this log splitter to split all of the lengths that I had previously cut up with a chainsaw.