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    Log Burner

    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.

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    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

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    Brilliant thank you very much

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    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.

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    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-spl...l-log-splitter

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

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    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
    Last edited by nukecad; 08-07-15 at 13:23.
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    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by reddivine View Post
    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/safet...w-operator.htm

    Chris

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    Certificate or not, I'd reccomend training, or you'd be danger to yourself and others! As the above link clearly shows.
    Last edited by reddivine; 15-07-15 at 05:52. Reason: correction

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