6 homemade logging machines that’ll save you time and money

May 5, 2017 8:12 pm Last Updated: May 5, 2017 8:12 pm

If you frequently use a fireplace or wood heater, a homemade log splitter can save you time, energy, and money, as the biggest drawback to heating (or cooking) with wood is the amount of work needed to prepare a tree for use as heating fuel.

 Here are a few options:

Hydraulic Wood Splitter

Keep your wood box full without a lot of effort with this DIY hydraulic system that will split wood with ease and help keep your home warm all winter.

Hydraulic Wood Splitter

Small and Portable

A homemade log splitter can be both powerful and small. Also, the portability of this log splitter plan makes this one a winner for anyone wishing to heat their home with wood.

Small And Portable DIY Wood Splitter

No Lifting Wood Splitter

Here’s a wood splitter that will lift the wood for you and put it into place on the machine. Follow these detailed instructions for a DIY machine that will split your wood and save your back.

No Lifting Wood Splitter

Unicorn Wood Splitter

This DIY wood splitter takes a different approach to the task by using a sharp-ended auger style splitter instead of a blunt edge.

Unicorn Wood Splitter

Homemade Portability

Sometimes it’s easier to take the log splitter to the wood instead of bringing the wood to the splitter. These DIY plans will enable you to build a strong and portable wood splitter inexpensively.

portable wood splitter

Foot Power Design

This DIY log splitter does its work with foot power. Easy to build and easy to to use, just step down on the pedal to split the log.