Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 81
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by B124 Excellent product
I ordered the Ariens log splitter with some uncertainty after reading some of the testimonials of the delivery nightmares but after researching this product on line I decided to go ahead and purchase this log splitter especially after reading all of the positive testimonials on its performace. Boy was I glad I bought this, the first load of logs I split up it went through them like a hot knife going through butter, I'm talking straight grain red oak, hickory and mesquite. I am very well pleased with the way it operates and started on the third pull after putting fuel in it. Happy Customer!!!
March 13, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Paul Failed expectations
First impression was that this machine was great! I did a lot of research and spoke to several owners of this unit and felt that this machine should be more than I would need. I figured I would split at most 8-10 cord of oak and maple a year. I'm not in the business, just a homeowner trying to save money by splitting my own wood. The reviews on this splitter seem overwhelmingly positive.
First session using the splitter started out well. Filled up the gas and it started on the first pull. In fact, it started each time on the first pull. Operated the machine until the gas ran out. Took a break and repeated. On the third fill, it started out in the vertical position no problems until a few minutes in began splitting an approximately 20" oak log, it was struggling a little bit and it wasn't moving. The operator backed it up and POP! The wedges eyes, which connect the piston to the wedge via a pin snapped off (see photos). This should not have happened. Called HD and they said to return it no problem. I probably wound up with a bad cast wedge. It happens. Returned it. Probable going to get. 27T model. Worked great before that.
July 22, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by darkskies Excellent & powerful log splitter at a good price
Product arrived in a timely manner despite winter weather & snow. The log splitter came mounted on a pallet, framed in wood & wrapped in clear plastic. It required some simple assembly. The engine already had motor oil & once gassed up, it started easily even in near freezing temperature. The hydraulic reservoir was full but after the cylinder was cycled a few times, it required another gallon or so of ISO32 light hydraulic oil purchased locally. Once warmed up, it split 18" wet oak & 22" dry cottonwood with only the slightest grunt. It retracts quickly & the catcher keeps the split wood from falling to the ground. Very pleased with this 22 ton splitter!
December 24, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Hollywood Best service I haver had.
HOME Depot . Now I can order logs and split them my self.
March 25, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Gerhard A thing of beuaty is a joy forever.
Love My Ariens Splitter, easy to Maneuver in any position
Horizontal or Vertical. Splits with ease, I'm using mostly all Oak left over from last year very dry and hard, use to split by hand, with this splitter never again. Shipping impressed Me very much, the Unit shipped to a local shop for assembly and all fluids added and then delivered to My house, ready to use, and use I did. Thank you home Depot and Ariens.
September 28, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bobcat WOW Glad I did the research, this exceeds my expectations
At age 72 this is my first log splitter. I replaced the old maul and wedges with the 22 ton Ariens splitter after doing a lot of research on the Internet. I purchased the unit on Satuday, and split 4 face chord of red oak mixed with elm in the afternoon. The splitter handled it all, like one review said "like a knife cutting butter".
The splitter is very well engineered and constructed. There is only one thing that could be improved on and that is material that the trailer tongue is made of. The tongue is a four foot, light weight " c" angle. This allows the tongue to twist when the front stand is up. I am replacing my trailer tongue with a 2"x2"x 1/4" steel tube to add more stability.
May 31, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Kevin 22tin log splitter
I don't know how I ever got along without it. The Subaru engine on this log splitter is wonderful! It does what it's supposed to and it makes my job easier!
June 30, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 Pretty good
It splits wood that's it! No card tricks no balloon animals just splits wood!
June 30, 2015