Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 466
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by cnc1 Homelite log splitter
Saw this splitter on sale for $299CAN and decided to take a chance. I have split to date about 5 face cord of green maple. It works suprisingly well for it's size and will split rounds larger than the max recomended diameter of 10 inches if they are knot free. Stay below the max diameter and knots and twisted grain is not an issue and it will plow right through them. It is low to the ground so making a stand or table to raise it up makes a big diference. Unlike a gas splitter, this machine requirers one hand to hold the power button down and one to hold the ram control lever down. I suppose this is designed to be a safety feature, but it does slow down the speed that you can work. For the most part I am very pleased with the product especially for the price.
December 11, 2010
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by topper77 Homelite log splitter
This log splitter is only suitable for making kindling. Can not handle hardwood over 4" dia. Only use when splitting small stuff.
The Honda gas powered log splitter is the one I bought when the Homelite one stopped working.
December 15, 2010
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Tanvan Exceeds expectations
Selected this over others for the 2 year warranty
Far exceeded my expectations, 90% as useful as a rusty 6hp 20ton splitter I rented a few years ago.
no engine noise, exhaust, or filling gas every 2 hours
Splits virtually anything I can lift on to it, stalls only on the most knotted pieces
I use 5 to 11inch 2x3's to reduce return distance to speed up cycle time for shorter logs
Only negatives is the need for lifting and balancing large pieces on the table, and the split halves can land on the power cord
Have split logs far bigger in diameter than the 10” specified
Have split 5 cords, have 6 cords to go.
December 15, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by hondo101 I LOVE THIS LITTLE SPLITTEFR!!!!!!
This little splittler is a workhorse!
I heat my home primarily with wood & used to borrow a 30 ton splitter to split the 3-4 truckloads I would get from a landscaper. A week was all I had to work with & it did the job.
This Homelite Splitter, a very similar splitter is offered from Oregon Mfgr, is doing the job just fine! Sure it cant split the big stuff & I have to cut some of the rounds in half, but it cuts right through all the the wood with ease.
It could use a taller, more reinforced splitting wedge. And using it on the ground is just "STUPID". I put it up on an 8' long table made of 2"x6"s & that gives me plenty of work space.
I did have to make use of the 2 year warrenty, but I got a new splitter sent Directly to my home from Homelite in 2 weeks! No Problems, No Questions! You can't beat service like that!
My wife loves it because its "QUIET"! She hated that gas engine running for a week!
If you need a splitter for some lighter work to heat your home, BUY THIS ONE!
I still have work to do, but I'm confident in this splitter doing the job & Homelite to back me if it fails.
March 2, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MrWhoopee Great Little Splitter
I've had this splitter for nearly 5 years and have split close to 50 cords. It will split wood much larger than the ratings suggest. I've split black oak as large as 23 in. diameter. You might have to roll the log to find the weak spot. It won't handle extremely tough, knotty pieces or crotches. I did modify the controls with foot pedals to make it easier on the back an allow hand control of the splits. I can't say enough about how much I like this splitter.
August 11, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Stovegal Many improvements over my last "no name" splitter
Purchased this model to replace a previous model from a competitor big box store that lasted three years and lost its hydraulic power. This Homelite actually came with both instructions and a parts list! Some safety modifications are noticeable (addition of a cotter pin), but, so far, it works great. Just need to buy a 5/16 (I think) Allen wrench, because it has a huge uncommon slot to check the hydraulic oil level (wish Homelite would have included the wrench). Convenient storage standing up on its wheels and relatively easy to maneuver. So far, this unit performed well, even on an oversized recently felled tree. Only negative is the necessity to push a button and a level with both hands while leaning down to the unit resulting in back pain the next day. Otherwise, great unit to split firewood for the wood stove.
November 10, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MidwestJLS Great splitter for the price
This thing can store on end so it takes up a small footprint in the garage. Only a couple of logs it couldn't split so far. Plenty of power for the average homeowner. If you buy one make sure the ram/motor end is level with or a little below the opposite end when splitting. I almost returned it when the ram wouldn't travel the entire length. Then I realized it wasn't level. The majority of the hydraulic oil was at the end opposite the motor so it didn't have enough to push the ram the rest of the way. So glad I didn't return it!
January 24, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by a01spine Works like a charm!
A friend recommended that I try an electric log splitter so I did. I know that Home Depot has a good return policy if it I wasn't satisfied so I first checked the reviews... they were good. I went to the store and picked up the splitter, filled it with the proper amount of hydrolic fluid, made sure that the little ventilation nut was loosened when using and it splits the wood. I like the fact that you don't have a gas engine running continually while your splitting the wood. It is quiet and using a splitter is less messey than splitting with an axe. I am very pleased that I picked it up and I will not be returning it any time soon.
February 25, 2015