7 Homemade Log Cutting Machines That Will Save You A Lot of Time and Money

May 22, 2017 2:56 pm Last Updated: May 22, 2017 2:56 pm

A homemade log splitter will save you time, energy, and money when it comes to cutting wood for use in a fireplace or wood heater. The biggest drawback to heating (or cooking) with wood is the amount of work needed to prepare a tree for use as heating fuel.

Wood splitting tools makes the job easier, but when purchased from the store, they can be expensive. Check out these ideas and plans for firewood processors so you can build your own homemade wood splitter and save yourself a lot of time and money.

Horse Power

One way to chop wood is to use a treadmill for your horse and have them power your equipment. If you do not have a horse or are concerned about working an animal, the following six ideas are good alternatives.


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.

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.

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.