Ever have a log that wouldn’t fit in the chimney? Assuming this is the case, you realize that cutting logs the right length is significant.
Cutting your firewood evenly and consistently with a well-maintained chainsaw can help you stack wood more neatly and ensure your wood always fits. However, tape measures and marking sticks leave room for error and require a fair amount of time and effort.
A firewood marker makes estimating fast, simple, and precise.
A can of upside-down (inverted) surveyor’s paint (not included) fits into the chamber, and then you wheel the log marker down the log.
The marker will measure as it goes, spraying a dot of paint at each marking. The standard wheel measures 16″ increments and will yield you an estimated 75 cords of wood.
Good-fitting wood burns longer and cleaner, so wheels are available in other sizes, too. To fit different stove and fireplace sizes, 6″, 12″, 14″, 18″ or 24″ wheels are options.
Why Use a Log Marker?
Firewood markers give a few advantages:
- Precise estimation
- Efficient and durable
- Accurate estimate forestalls inordinate cutting
- Makes for more secure, more adjusted stacks
- Fits firebox better for more, cleaner consuming
- Works on cold logs
- Saves time for different exercises
Suggested Paint for Log Markers
It’s critical to use the transformed assessor’s paint that works with a sideways spout movement. Cans that require discouraging the spout (in a descending design) won’t work with most log markers, such as the Mingo Firewood Marker.
The paint can be bought all things considered tool shops. After testing, it was discovered that rich-hued paints would fit all the more rashly in general. Red, white, and blue paints are suggested as the best entertainers.
Log Marker Use and Care
Before use, make sure to adhere to any directions on the paint can. Shake it up for one moment after the ball clatters, and afterward remove the plastic top from the can using a fitting device.
To introduce the paint can, you should flip around your log marker so you can see that the spout of the can gets inserted through the opening in the trigger. Not insertings the spout entirely through the gap in the trigger will keep it from working.
When the paint can is inserted accurately, you can turn the firewood marker straight up and start. Be sure that, when you’re done, you away from the spout of the paint can before capacity.
When operating, loosen the wing nut until the wheel rotates smoothly, but not to the point where the wheel is wobbly. When you’re finished, be sure to reverse-rotate the wheel by hand until the cam hits the trigger and then tightens the wing nut to prevent accidental spraying.
Changing Wheel Sizes
To replace the standard 16″ wheel with another size, you’ll need to initially slacken the wing nut, remove the screw, and afterward remove the 16″ wheel.
Choose another wheel size (sold separately), such as the 14″ wheel, and install it using the proper holes. If installing a 14″ wheel, you’ll use the holes marked “14 inches” to distance the nozzle to the log remains the same. It also helps keep the proper cam to trigger position. No tools are necessary for changing wheel sizes.
Hopefully, this article has helped you understand a lot about the subject.