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Evzie
23-03-15, 19:41
Hi Guys,

I've recently had a log burner installed and I'm on the hunt for logs. With only having the use of one arm ( and that's limited!) I was wondering if anyone had come across a way to cut logs with one arm? Any helps appreciated lol.

Thanks.

TheFlyingKidney
24-03-15, 08:43
Something like this: If you can wack with the other arm.



http://www.ebay.co.uk/bhp/log-splitter-wedge

Other than that, find a friendly person with a chain saw:)

Evzie
24-03-15, 13:50
Brilliant thank you very much

reddivine
06-07-15, 15:48
I would have thought so even with said gadget . splitting big logs is a 2 hand job. Splitting logs is an axe job. you can buy but obviouly gonna cost you.

nukecad
07-07-15, 11:42
I know this is a couple of months old but here is a foot operated hydraulic splitter for £100.
Should do the job as long as you can lift the log onto the anvil.

http://www.gardenlines.co.uk/log-splitters/vertical-log-splitters/the-handy-manual-log-splitter

There are versions with electric pumps there as well instead of the foot pedal.
Obviously these cost more though.

reddivine
08-07-15, 06:23
chain saws are for cutting the trees down. Log splitting strictly by axe. Else you stand chance of cutting your foot off. Not to mention you have to have a chainsaw certificate!!!!

nukecad
08-07-15, 13:03
Who mentioned chain saws? Bloody dangerous things, steer clear.

Even axes or hatchets can be dangerous, they can bounce off, woodchips can fly up and hit you, the split log falls over on your foot, etc.

Those manual hydraulic splitters I linked above are much safer, if more expensive.

Go nice and slow, so nothing to bounce or fly up, side arms to stop the split log falling on your toes, etc.

The one I linked was operated by a foot pedal, a bit like a tyre footpump, I reckoned that would be better for one armed use.

EDIT
Found a video of it in use, this guy has removed the side guards though so the logs can fall on his toes.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_GFIQ2eR58Q

reddivine
14-07-15, 08:27
I am all for log burners, worked for the Green Wood Centre, which is entirely heated by wood fuel boiler. However with one hand
cannot think you shd look into using these:
http://www.ecowoodfuels.co.uk/
http://www.woofwoodfuel.co.uk/woodfuel-pellets.php

equally eco friendly as logs and maybe little easier for you to manage

ChrisD
14-07-15, 13:54
chain saws are for cutting the trees down. Log splitting strictly by axe. Else you stand chance of cutting your foot off. Not to mention you have to have a chainsaw certificate!!!!
Not entirly true. You only need a license to use a chainsaw at work, both as a paid member of staff or as a volunteer.

Someone using a chainsaw at their home address can freely do so.

Clicky thingy here >>>> http://www.hse.gov.uk/treework/safety-topics/chainsaw-operator.htm

Chris

reddivine
15-07-15, 05:50
Certificate or not, I'd reccomend training, or you'd be danger to yourself and others! As the above link clearly shows.

ChrisD
15-07-15, 21:31
I agree with you. But as someone who used a chainsaw before losing my mobility, I would also add that using these power tools needs both physical strength as well as balance to use them safely. Bearing in mind this is a forum for disabled folk, I find it difficult to understand why chainsaws are even being discussed here. These tools are for use by able bodied people!

Chris

reddivine
20-09-15, 08:00
Ah yes, entirely free to cut your other arm off....bloody stupid rule, that!! Still true you split logs with an axe.

TheFlyingKidney
21-09-15, 22:20
chain saws are for cutting the trees down. Log splitting strictly by axe. Else you stand chance of cutting your foot off. Not to mention you have to have a chainsaw certificate!!!!

You can make quick work of logs with a chainsaw..

The pneumatic works well, I'd say, as for the first lumberjack style log splitter, I've known ladies on the allotments who use em to good effect:)


J Who missed the chainsaw certificate class due to being in the hospital.. That sucked!