Nobody wants to make their life crucial with using a log splitter. When you have a log splitter, then you want to make it easier for you to do your daily work. Right?
Though log splitter is easy to use and easy to maintain, many incidents can happened due to misuse. If you want to operate it smoothly, you will need to know all the beneficial aspects of the splitter.
But, Lot of times everything goes wrong even after accepting it. Here we will discuss some accidental cause and the exact problem and their solution. We think this information will warn you before using the splitter.
Types of wood splitter.
Mainly two types of log splitter are demanding reasons nowadays. Manual and Mechanical log splitter. However in the groups of manual log splitter, you will find screw, wedge and manual pressure produced mechanism of log splitter.
People are working with manual splitter for small families. But the research shows that, in most of the cases manual log splitting occurrences that means wedge or screw log splitter accidents occur frequently. So a large number of people choose to work with electric or machine power log splitter.
With the use of the powered log splitter, consumers can maintain the safety precautions and automatic work will lessen the accidents during work.
Mainly log splitting accidents happened consideration of -
We’ve talked about this before, if you choose the electric or machine powered log splitter it can minimize the certain accidents during the task and is suitable for the people who are first time working with the device. But manual power requires skill to properly complete the job.
Controlling the device is an important task while working. For manual devices, it is hard to maintain the momentum. But if you work with an automatic power log splitter it decreases the possibility of accidents.
Unusual size and Unsplit wood:
Before splitting jobs, make sure the wood is suitable chopping with the device. Otherwise it could be a problem to determine the exact power and force needed to split. For the compactness of wood you can definitely try the exact diameter wood. However softwood or hardwood both are need to maintain the recommended size by splitter.
What you are working with the log splitter that may be powered or manual , which can cause you to harm your hand. According to a study of the International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics hand injury occurs due to wood splitters are a decent number of a year.
This research complies with two splitting objects are wedge and screw splitter. Almost every time the incidents are cause by these wedge and screw type splitter.
According to their research, almost 21% patient object they are caused by wedge splitter. They also say the reason for accidents is using a wedge splitter several people using the machine at a time.
The rest of 79% of patients are objecting that a screw splitting machine causes accidents. But they expressed the opinion that happan because if using a hand gloves.
From this research, it is clear that a high percentage of accidents are causing by screw type splitter. So safe with your screw splitter , if you have.
Excluding defective machines and to maintain precautions can easily protect our hand as your life.
You have to maintain and take the proper gear with you during your log splitting task.
Make sure to avoid unnecessary obstruction. It would help if you avoided clinches of log splitting that cause you accidents. At last, when you work, don't unconscious of your job while device running.
According to hospital-data information, log splitter accidents occur from 1997 to 2010, that shows the fear result. This percentage of accidents is increasing from year to year. People's less awareness of using this device is the main cause of injury.
In 2001 the accident happened due splitter is 16, but after ten years, In 2010, it goes up to 316.
These accidents are also happened using the splitter of an underage person. The accidental results show that 6 to 15 years are accused 88, but a middle-aged person who is 16 to 25 is almost 96.
So this is quite an interesting fact that almost all the ages are involved with the incidents.
Head injury commonly occurs because of the splash of logs part due to hydraulics press. If you are the user of manual then always follow the precautional regulations.
So, take the safe position of opposite site of the splitter. If you follow the safety tips, you will not face any of the incidents during work.
Research of Swedish Research Council (Medicine) reports that almost 57 victims patient shows about the hand injuries due to log splitter and circular saw.
Form them, 26 out of 57 have to go through small-surgery to their hands, and the rest are consequently various injuries.
From the median, they express their HISS point average of 67. From their data analysis, this point is to show moderate injury.But many are express more than that.
HISS ( Hand Injury Severity Score ).
A HISS of 20 or bellow points is regarded as a minor injury.
Hiss point 21-50 = Moderate injury
Hiss point 51-100= Severe injury
Hiss point >100 = Major injury.
From their analysis, the Median DASH score was after 2 to 7 years was 12.5.
The score of disability symptoms after an injury is called the DASH score. The scale shows the results of 0 means no disabilities, and 100 means the most severe disabilities.
The accidents that are happened most of them are not created with an electric log splitter. Wedge log splitter and screw log splitter manually occur in an accident. Still, if you alternate it and choose an electric log splitter, you will get many advantages than the manual one.
If you are wise, you will pick an electric log splitter without any hassle. If you are using a manual one, then try to obey precautional statements and wear safety gear. It will be better for you.
When you are using a log splitter, you should look after your safety then your cutting. If you fall into an accident during splitting, it's quite difficult for you to recover.
So be prepare for your splitter and maintain proper safety. Keep in mind, no matter how good the instrument is, if you don't have the skill, you can be in danger. Maintain proper guidelines, obey suggestions and Have fun.
I am a graduate of Bangladesh Agricultural University, where I delved into various agricultural disciplines, equipping me with a profound understanding of agriculture. Beyond academics, I have hands-on experience in gardening and crop cultivation. My passion is to embrace sustainable farming and horticulture. With a BSc in Agriculture, I am dedicated to promoting environmentally conscious and efficient agrarian practices.
Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Agriculture (Hons.)
Master of Science. (Sustainable Agriculture & Food Security ) (MS)
Bangladesh Agricultural University