There’s no getting around the fact that splitting wood is a chore. Swinging an axe or maul will leave you aching in the morning, and if you do it in the living room someone’s going to get hurt. Quality Craft makes the chore a little easier with their small and reasonably lightweight foot-operated log splitter — it’ll split small amounts of firewood for camping or just a night by the fire.
This log splitter couples your bodyweight with its ratcheting mechanical advantage to create 1-1/2 tons of force. It’ll split logs up to 18″ long and 10″ wide. Bearing down forces the log against the wedge to make the initial split — after that, each pump of your foot ratchets the log along until the two pieces fall off. The unit weighs 23 lbs and folds flat for storage. Northern Tool sell it for about $55.
Quality Craft Foot-Operated Log Splitter [Northern Tool]
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