Log splitters make the process much easier and safer but you still need to wear protective equipment. Log splitters tend to be loud and you want to have your ears protected from high decibel sound. Debris might pop up in the process and so eye gear is crucial to make sure you don’t get poked. Although children are going to be curious, you don’t want to let them around the equipment. Don’t use gas powered splitters indoors and read the manual to make sure you understand the equipment properly.
- The first and foremost step in safety with this piece of equipment is PPE or personal protective equipment. Project eyes, face, limbs, and ears with the right gear.
- Log splitters are complex pieces of machinery. One should study up on the operation and utilization techniques of the splitter before committing to the task at hand.
- It is best to work in a well-ventilated, well-lit, organized environment. One should inspect their work area and logs before operation.
“So while you may think you can split 20″ beechwood logs while hanging upside down over a pool of sharks, it’s probably better to avoid tempting fate.”