As the winter season draws near, you want to ensure that you have a steady supply of wood for your burning stove to keep your family warm throughout the season. However, not many people are enthusiastic about splitting wood. However, if you are a handy person like me and want to DIY, here are a few tools that log splitting services use to chop firewood.
Axes are used to chop firewood in halves or quarters. However, if a piece of wood is knotted, the ax may not have enough power to split through it.
That is why you need a splitting maul to do the job. Splitting mauls weigh about 4-5 lbs and have a wedge at the tip to split thick wood logs.
In instances where the wood is too wide for the ax or the maul to split, you could use an Estwing splitting wedge. The Estwing splitting wedge is made of hardened steel. It weighs 5 pounds and offers considerable splitting power when used together with a splitting maul. Watch the video in the link above to see how these tools can make your work easier.