Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 577
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jim Does exactly what I wanted it to do
I buy my Oak and Almond firewood already split, but I wanted more small stuff to get the fire going. This splitter does that easily. I have also split dry Almond logs as big as 16 inches with ease. One improvement would be to be able to limit how far the splitting wedge retracts bet ween logs. I also like that it stores vertically and takes virtually so space in my garage.
October 11, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by TheOldLadyHermit IS PERFECT FOR NEEDS!
I purchased the Homelite 5-ton log splitter for my daughter. I have an electric DR splitter, AND IT HAS SAVED ME FROM YET ANOTHER GAS ENGINE TO MAINTAIN and MARATHON LOG-SPLITTING SESSIONS OVER ONE WEEKEND using either a rented or borrowed gas splitter! My daughter agreed with my reasoning and thought the good reviews and price on the Homelite 5-ton made it a great unit for her! The advantage of electric -- I have mine in my utility room, my daughter has her Homelite 5-ton splitter in her garage, and we can stack the wood after we cut the downed trees into rounds, then split those rounds as we need them and in whatever size and shape we need at the time. Of course it's messy . . . but that's why Gawd made shop vacs! She has used the Homelite in the last week for the first time and is quite pleased with it!
September 28, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mike Excellent Log Splitter
Having experience in firewood cutting/splitting I highly recommend this splitter. It goes through some of the toughest cottonwood and pine knotted wood we have. I have split several cords since receiving the splitter several weeks ago. The two handed operation, to keep appendages away from working parts, is a bit of nuisance, but the quality of the machine makes up for any inconvenience and my wife loves that it makes me be safer. It is quick, plenty of power and light.
Always enjoyed splitting with a maul, however my shoulders and back really appreciate this splitter at my age.
September 7, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Srdjan Log splitter
The splitter has decent power, and appears solidly built. However the push-plate stops at ~7" from the wedge, no possible adjustment, and because of that I had to manually finish splitting every piece of wood I split, or to use some sort of insert to shorten the distance. I tried that too, I used piece of 4x4, and some other wood blocks I found laying around, but it is clumsy and time consuming, as for different log length I need different insert. But when using such insert, the log that is being split won't stay in place, as the "tip" on the push plate is no longer catching the wood piece. Log slides up or on a side, so the splitting has to be often repeated.
Also, having to push the button and the lever in the same time, as a safety feature is ok, but it is awkward, as the button is placed at hard to reach place, as the splitter is on the ground so one has to bend low to reach it, every single time. So my hand and back get tired pretty quickly.
I used it on maybe 10 logs, wasn't quite happy, and I returned it to Home Depot, got the money back.
September 30, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Rick Good purchase
I really took my time in determining what log splitter to get. My needs are relatively modest. I have a lot of logs on my property from past tree cutting as i live in a suburban foresty area. I only need firewood for occasional fires in my fire pit in my back yard, but definitely needed a log splitter to do this. . Didnt need to be fancy but had to work. This one does. Sends it straight thru safely with the 2 handed opperation and it splits the logs easily. I also like that there was virtually no assemply as that is not my strong suit. So far, so good! So good price and a good product for cutting logs that are up to 20.5 inches long.
August 3, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 2manyJimmys One great tool
Only had it a short wile but it has done a great job so far. A friend of ours has gone in and become a joint owner which makes a tool like this even more affordable seeing as it is something most people use once or twice a year.
October 12, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Don Great product! Fun to operate
I purchased the Homelite 5 ton log splitter yesterday. Decided to try it out today. It was easy to use and delivered beyond expectations. I even split logs greater than 10 inches. All I had to do is roll the log over, align where the split was and operate the machine. Another enjoyable factor is how quite it was.
My cut logs are all under cover. When I need to split more wood I'll just haul my log splitter out and split some more logs. It might be cold outside this winter, but it will be warm inside.
Just another super product from Homelite!
September 2, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Oregongirl This machine is great!
Brought this to use because my boyfriend had shoulder surgery a I didn't want him to have to split wood this year by hand. Th little machine works l a charm! Did use a 4x4 with it to help push through tougher, more knotty pieces of wood. He actually put it to the test putting 35-40 inch rounds on it used a maul the top of the wood and whacked it and then let the splitter do it's work. I never would have believed it could be done but he did that with at least 10-13 rounds and it worked every time. We cut about a cord and a half of cedar, hawthorn and maple and never had a problem. Fantastic little machine so worth the money!!!
August 10, 2016