The 10 Best Log Splitter Wedges
This wiki has been updated 14 times since it was first published in November of 2018. Humans have been breaking down wood since we first harnessed fire. While the tools to do this have changed somewhat over time, the concept itself is rooted in simple physics, and to this day, wedges are still a preferred means of splitting overly large logs into multiple pieces. Following are the best-engineered, easiest-to-use, and most-economical modern models. When users buy our independently chosen editorial selections, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. If you'd like to contribute your own research to the Wiki, please get started by reviewing this introductory video.
November 18, 2018:
You might think that a wedge is a wedge is a wedge, but there are subtle and important additions that make some of these really great for splitting logs. If you appreciate the task's therapeutic nature and want one tool that will likely last forever, it's hard to go wrong with the Halder — it will never fail you, as long as you can hit it on the head repeatedly. If you're mostly concerned with making kindling for the fireplace or a campfire, the Inertia is an easy (and safe!) way to do so. Slightly mobility-challenged individuals ought to consider the Logosol, because while it's not terribly durable, it gets the job done with minimal physical exertion on your part. Of course, so do screw-lke Cone Drivers, but you'll generally need an extended handle on your ratchet, or an actual impact hammer for max effectiveness. But if you really want to look good and do proper justice to the lumberjacks of antiquity, we have to recommend the Helko Werk. It's a more beautiful and finely crafted splitter wedge than most people have ever seen.