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Chopping wood made easy: these are the things you should keep in mind

2021-10-11T07:01:04.103Z

Autumn is arriving and the apartments have to be heated again. If you have a fireplace, you can buy firewood or split it yourself. You can find out how here.



Autumn is arriving and the apartments have to be heated again.

If you have a fireplace, you can buy firewood or split it yourself.

You can find out how here.

When summer is over and temperatures drop, it gets cold inside too.

The heating season finally re-opened with the beginning of autumn.

While some turn up the heating, others have a fireplace in their apartment.

The owners then have a choice:

buy firewood or chop the wood themselves?

If you decide to chop wood, you may also have the saying

“wood warms three times”

in the back of your head.

After all, a tree must first be felled for the wood for the stove, which is then split and stacked - in order to finally provide warmth in the fireplace.

But if you decide to chop wood, you should always exercise caution.

After all, the

risk of injury is

quite high.

Chopping wood made easy: With these tips

To properly chop wood, you first need a sharp splitting ax or an electric log splitter.

The approach is less about strength and more about the right technique.

After placing the piece of wood on the log, consider these steps:

  • Grasp the stalk of the splitting ax with both hands.

  • Important:

    the upper hand guides the ax while the lower hand holds the ax

    .

  • As soon as you swing the splitting ax upwards, the upper hand slides to the lower.

    If the splitting ax swings downwards, the leading hand moves up again and thus directs the target of the ax.

Are you new to chopping wood?

No problem - the video below explains how beginners can do it.

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Chopping wood: These safety precautions must be taken

In order to keep the risk of injury to a minimum, you should absolutely

wear appropriate protective clothing

.

This includes safety shoes, as well as gloves, reinforced caps and protective goggles.

If you use an electric log splitter (promotional link), it can't hurt to wear additional earmuffs.

As contradicting as it sounds, it is also important that the

splitting ax is sharp and not blunt

.

Otherwise it can happen faster that you slip with the ax and injure yourself in this way.

(swa)

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.

Source: merkur

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