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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.