Manual Log Splitters - hand and foot operated

There are many types of manual log splitters available, some are foot operated and some are hand operated, some work on a ratchet basis while others use an axe like action and then there are the hydraulic versions. All are capable of splitting your logs provided you have the energy to operate them, perhaps the most efficient are the hydraulic manual log splitters as they require less brute force from the operator.

When selecting a manual log splitter you should consider how many logs you want to spit, how thick are your logs, are your logs hard or softwood. The answers to these questions will give you an idea of the type of log manual splitter to select.