A firewood bundler allows you to make your own wood bundles by wrapping the wood in stretch film. Stretch film is sort of like industrial strength saran wrap for wood. You can start a firewood business with your bundler, and it’s a great way to make some money with your extra firewood!
Firewood bundlers make the firewood both uniformed and tightly wrapped and is generally how firewood is sold. A firewood bundler will save you a great deal of time and increase the value of your firewood.
They are generally made out of welded steel or wood tubes with a hand crank that wraps the film. A roll of stretch film will cost about $14 a roll, and is enough for approximately 150-175 rolls. Generally, a firewood bundler wraps a circular amount of wood anywhere from 12” to 24” inches in diameter length.
A sturdy firewood bundler that will last can be pricey, but they are an investment. Most non-electric firewood bundlers range from $500-$1200. Electric firewood bundlers do not have hand cranks and are instead operated by a foot pedal. They are more expensive and generally cost upwards of $2000.
While your average home and garden supply store probably won’t sell firewood bundlers, you can find them at forest equipment stores. Most likely, you will have to purchase your firewood bundler online at one of these retailers. Remember that you will have to pay additional shipping costs. Brands like Hud-Son Forest Equipment, Twister Industries, Tornado, Mountain Valley MFG and US Welding all sell Firewood Bundlers that are sold at various forest equipment stores. Twister Industries was the first company to develop a wood wrapper, and is still an industry standard.
Depending on where you live, you may be able to find a used firewood bundler on ebay.com or craigslist.com. While firewood bundlers are pricey, consider them a business investment.