Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 35
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by OutOfLuckSplitter Engine won't start
Bought this unit after seeing the many glowing reviews. Arrived quickly after ordering and assembly was pretty easy for one person. Didn't come with any fluids; expect to add about 5 gallons of hydronic fluid.
Once assembled, I had a heck of a time getting the engine to start. Took about 2 hours of pulling and waiting to get it started, after which it ran fine for an hour. I was never able to get the engine to start again after that. Called Dirty Hands and was told they couldn't do much and to take it to a Kohler authorized repair center. Not the answer I was hoping for. Took it back to my local Home Depot and now ordering a different one.
I can say, for the hour the unit was functional, I was impressed with the operation.
October 15, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by haywire Dirty hand 22 ton splitter
Great product. Lived up to it's reviews. Delivered in great shape. ALL parts and fasteners were there.
October 18, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by LLaston My son had it up & running within 1 hour. American made product at a reasonable price!
My son loves the auto retraction of the piston. Spliter is handling large chunks of wood with no problems so far. I love that is a American made product
October 14, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by lrw great splitter!
took awhile to unpack from the crate & assemble. doesn't require all the hydraulic nor motor oil listed on instructions...it'll overfill and pour out if you go by instructions. I had hydraulic valve oil seal leaks and had it resealed by a service shop. Customer service for Dirty Hands with Frictionless World was great and said they'd reimburse for resealing all joints, not just the leaking one. so far I love it and the service shop praised the quality as better than splitters they sold for much more!
September 15, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Lumbardo Workhorse Log Splitter That Does Not Disappoint
This is my first log splitter but it seems to be professional quality from its design to performance. Each small engine has peculiar attributes and I found out that pulling the starting rope on a cold engine more than once with the choke on, flooded the engine. Now, I simply pull the starter rope once with the choke on and the throttle 1/3 of the way, turn the choke off and the engine starts on the second pull with the throttle at ~1/2 setting. I have split ~ 6 cords of both green and seasoned lodgepole pine with some fairly large knots ranging from 8"-20" in diameter and it rarely hesitates. On the larger diameter pieces, I do turn the logs over from one end to the other as it does bind near the end of the turn.
As others mentioned, the gas tank allows the splitter to run for a very long time and the measuring tape on the beam is obliterated after a cord or two, but I'm not sure what purpose the tape is used for since the lengths of the logs should have been cut correctly already.
Customer service from Dirty Hands is outstanding as I could not figure out how to install the log catcher, but overall the installation instructions were clear. The crate it came in is heavy (~550 lbs) so get a strong assistant to get it where you plan to put it together.
Overall, you will not be disappointed if you choose this professional grade log splitter as it makes splitting wood easy and enjoyable.
August 23, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BigD Awesome log splitter
My Dirty Hands log splitter arrived faster than I expected. As all splitters it is larg and heavy, Putting it together wasn't really very hard, uncrating it almost took longer. I think the whole process took an hour.
Once I filled it with oil and fuel it literally took one pole to start.
I filled the fuel tank up and started splitting. Figured I'd see how long a tank would last. It lasts about 3 hours. Longer than I wanted to split wood. I have had it for three weeks now. It allows me to split wood at my pace, instead of trying to split all my wood in a hard weekend with a rented one. I figure I've already saved $ 300.00 in rental charges.
I live in a forest filled with large fur and maple trees, this splitter has no problem with any round I put on it. And the cycle time for the ram is really fast. I work with a lot of tools and this one has become a favorite. Can't believe I waited so long to get it.
July 26, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Tom Great Machine!
This is a solid and great working unit.
Assembly was easy and it really works well.
I am VERY happy with this one.
Also, the shipping was fast and it was packaged well.
The delivery driver kindly placed the load right in my work zone which was a real help.
You will need to buy about 5 gallons of hydraulic fluid and a quart of motor oil.
This is a great value that will provide a lifetime of split wood for me.
Can't say enough good about this splitter and the entire transaction.
5 stars the whole way.
This unit does make a very loud rattling noise from the pivot bolt when in the vertical position. It is no big deal and is easily quieted with a wrap of some "rescue tape" (another FINE product)
Buy with confidence.
May 3, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by wjh1 Excellant Machine !!!
I highly recamend this spliter ! I've had mine for two seasons and there is nothing it cant split. I run mine at about 3/4 throtle , sips gas. Im very pleased with my purchase.
April 30, 2016