Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 549
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by randall Does the job and then some
I split a lot of wood and got tired of swinging an axe, yet didn't want to spend over $1000 for a large splitter. Read the reviews, did some research and bought the Homelite. I split mostly seasoned mesquite and some that is a little green, both are pretty hard woods. Except for a couple of odd shape pieces it split everything I put to it. Yes I exceeded the max. recommended diameter wood and it still split it without any issues. This is a heavy duty little unit and great for the weekend wood splitter. It's a bit difficult to roll around but I didn't have any issues with that as other reviewers did. Recommend you get yourself a piece of hard 4 x 4 to shorten the distance between the ram and the splitter head, makes things to faster. When you want to split a log into quarters, just split it once, keep the halves together and rotate over to make the 2nd split and you have your quarters. I didn't have issues with the 2 handed operation like others did, its a safety design. I did put mine on a waist high table which keeps you from bending over so much. With a 10% off Home Depot coupon this unit was $260 and it was delivered within 3 days, free shipping. Also, you can keep the ram from retracting fully using the lever, that way the unit cycles faster for faster splitting.
April 12, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jrl Great product for the money
Was skeptical when I first bought it that it would be strong enough for the job, I split at least 6 cords of wood after I got it home and was surprised at how powerful it was. Easy to use and quiet also since it is electric, Light weight and stands up straight for easy storage and doesn't take up much room. I would recommend placing it on a table for easier use. I used a stack of wood pallets to place it about waist high and that made it much easier on my back.
February 23, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ZSLTEXAS Exceeded my expectations, Five Stars *****
This was my first log splitter I have ever purchased. Wow, I was impressed with the power of the 5 ton electric motor. This thing split everything I put on it. Do not let the compact size discourage you. I found that when splitting large fresh cut logs some did not want to completly seperate at the wedged end of the log splitter (no fought of the equipment) so having a hatchet to chop threw the fresh stringy wood really helps rather than trying to pull the two sides apart by hand. I have included some pictures of the fresh cut logs and different size of logs split.
December 22, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MJD Great little mechanical wonder!!
This little splitter helped us turn a 100ft + tall ash tree into a Cord of wood in 1 weekend.
I had someone bring down the tree and cut it into manageable pieces approx. 16" long. My wife and I brought this little guy home and got to work. The largest diameter pieces we split were 18" .
We did not try to split the largest diameter pieces but made seats out of them for our fire pit instead.
I think we struggled more with the larger pieces than the splitter.
It really turned out to be "fun" work and saved us a lot of money. Now I know that if we have another tree die I can handle the job and get another few years of firewood, adding to the amount of money this has already saved me.
I would recommend this to anyone looking for a little machine to do a huge amount of work.
May 10, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jay Really does a nice job
We split every piece again to better fit our stove. Much nicer than having a gasoline engine running all the time.
January 20, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by chas Great value, quick shipping....
Handles heavy timer as well as the 10" logs it lists as it's capacity. It weighs about 100 pounds, so getting it up on a bench to use you don't have to keep bending is a chore..but worth the effort. So far..so good.
May 17, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Woodsman Not a good product
performace was very jerky. Is noisy and seems to lack sufficient power. Not easy to use , even on smaller, shorter logs. Will bring it back to store when I get back to town, Is not up to the standards of most Home Depot products.
May 3, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by hwv Glad the I purchased the Homelite!
I was a bit skeptical about this purchase, as to its actual usefulness.
But it works very well...above expectations.
Handled anything I threw at it.
At 69 my back just can't handle manual splitting anymore.
Split 2 cords, working on the 3rd.
Highly recommended over other similar offerings.
November 13, 2015