The safety of a used firewood processor depends entirely on the maintenance level of that particular machine. Manufacturers such as Cord King, DYNA Products and Apache Forest Products all offer used machines that adhere to the same safety standards as their new firewood processors.
When buying a used firewood processor from a party other than an official manufacturer, extra care must be taken to ensure the machine is in proper working order.
A properly maintained and operated firewood processor is a much safer way of producing firewood than manual methods. Unlike log splitters or other labor-intensive methods of producing firewood, processors automate nearly every aspect of the firewood production process, greatly reducing the potential for human injury.