easier. However, there are important guidelines to follow before beginning to set a log splitter. Learn these essential steps to stay safe from serious injuries while using a log splitter.
Equipment for protection is necessary. If you are working with a log splitter, you should wear large sleeves, thick trousers as well as gloves and work gloves. Wood fragments can come off the splitter at high speed and cause serious trauma to your body. Wearing the right clothes as well as PPE will help to avoid this.
Utilize the log splitter for outside only. Make sure the support leg is locked in place and position it on a smooth or flat surface. Place pieces of rocks or wood under the wheels so the log splitter isn’t moving as you operate it. Make sure to inspect the log splitter for any loose connections or other damages before you start it up. If you discover damage then do not operate the log splitter.
By using the window for the site and check the level of hydraulic oil as well as ensure that fuel and oil are properly topped up. Clean the beam that splits logs off any debris or wood scraps. Make sure you follow the proper steps to begin your engine. While you’re separating logs, sit on the opposite side of the engine.
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