Look for the anchored block that you'll see on one end of the Log Splitter. Put the log you are agreeable adjoin the wedge. You'll see an arm or a button to actuate the agent which pushes the log adjoin the wedge. Advance the button or cull the arm until the log is absolutely split. Then, release. Repeat this action until the log is breach to the admeasurement you want. Consider the use of addition affectionate of log splitter. This one is manual. This log splitter has a hydraulic jack absorbed to one end with a anchored block on the added end. Tighten the spiral on the hydraulic jack. This allows you to pump the arm and move the cylinder. Put your log in the splitter; pump until the log is split. Absolution the spiral on the jack so you can advance the butt aback down in place. Re-tighten the screw. Repeat the process. Read all relevant safety and operating instruction material. Respect the sheer power of the Hydraulic Log Splitter. Logs should be cut and prepared with square ends prior to splitting. This will stop logs pinging off at high speed with possible damage to people nearby. This will also eliminate side pressure on the ram causing possible damage or bending of the ram. NOTE: Damage due to excessive ram side pressure will be unlikely to be covered by warranty. When loading a log, always place your hands on the sides of the log, not the ends, and never use your foot to help stabilize a log. Failure to do so, may result in crushed or amputated fingers, toes, hand, or foot. The slow speed of this machine can be deceptive. Stand away from the 'action area' at all times to avoid injury from spontaneous fracture. Always use both hands to operate the controls. Never attempt to split more than one log at a time unless the ram has been fully extended and a second leverage log is needed to complete the separation of the first log. For logs which are not cut square, re-trim as square as possible. The least square end and the longest portion of theTop Log Splitter should be placed toward the solid beam and wedge, and the square end of the log placed towards the hydraulic ram end plate, all as centrally positioned as possible.