Splitting Firewood

Essential Tools

Maul or Ax


Important Key Notes

→ Remember your splitting wood not cutting or chopping so the key isn’t how sharp your tools are

→ Seasoned wood splits better

→ If the wood has nails in, don’t bother

→ If the wood has knots in it, skip it. Althought if you can find a line through the middle which doesn’t interfere with a knot, go    for it


Split along the lines |

1/ Put the piece of wood on it’s end or on the ground

2/ Place yourself at an angle that when you swing your arms, the blade will hit the wood. Make sure that there are no persons or property that could be damaged in the vicinity.

3/ Stand with your feet apart at a distance from the wood allowing a full swing with the ax, pulling the ax straight over your head and swing it straight forward