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Homelite 5-Ton Electric Log Splitter
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Homelite

5-Ton Electric Log Splitter

  • 5-Tons of RAM splitting force
  • Splits logs up to 20.5 in. long and 10 in. in diameter
  • 20-second cycle time quickly resets the splitter
$299.00 /each

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The Homelite 5-Ton Electric Log Splitter is a great addition to any home with a wood-burning stove or fireplace. The log splitter's 5-Ton of RAM force can split logs up to 20.5 in. long and 10 in. in diameter. With a 20-second cycle time, the log splitter quickly resets to cut another log. The log splitter features an efficient design for easy transport.

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  • 15-Amp electric motor is powerful
  • 5-Ton of RAM splitting force can split logs up to 20.5 in. long and 10 in. in diameter
  • 20-second cycle time quickly resets the splitter to cut another log
  • Portable design features rear tires and front legs that double as handles
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Is there a specific type of hydraulic oil to be used on the electric log splitter?

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February 11, 2016
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Brake fluid works and is hydraulic fluid
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There are multiple answers to this question but just to add, I did contact Homelite and their tech support answer was that any good quality hyd oil is fine.
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March 25, 2015
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Any 10W hydraulic oil
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No
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February 13, 2015
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I got regular hydraulic oil and it works fine.
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January 27, 2015
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Regular tractor hydraulic fluid if used above freezing.
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January 19, 2015
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It takes standard hydraulic oil--doesn't seem to have an SAE rating of any kind. I had to go to a competing store to find it, though I'm sure some HD stores must carry it.
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Seattle, WA
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January 10, 2015
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The Homelite instructions do not mention a specific hydraulic oil. I expect any good quality oil will work. For example, Home Depot sells a "Hydraulic Oil - ISO 32" in a 1 gallon (4 quarts...the splitter requires 3.4 quarts) container that should work just fine.
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December 10, 2014
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There is but the unit is self-contained, no need to add or drain.
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not to my knowledge. I've used what I have had handy with no downside. my unit has already split over 10 cords. I think the real trick to longevity is to use wood blocks as spacers to limit as much as possible the travel length of the hydraulics. I use 2 short 4x4 pieces but any 2 or 3 pieces of 2x4 should do as well. also, I don't split pieces over 18" thick. I do those by hand 1st and if the wood is Read More
not to my knowledge. I've used what I have had handy with no downside. my unit has already split over 10 cords. I think the real trick to longevity is to use wood blocks as spacers to limit as much as possible the travel length of the hydraulics. I use 2 short 4x4 pieces but any 2 or 3 pieces of 2x4 should do as well. also, I don't split pieces over 18" thick. I do those by hand 1st and if the wood is particularly hard, I tend to slice it small with a chain saw and then split it if I still can't get it into my stove. don't go after pieces with unstraight grain like when limb/limbs branch off. slice these too into digestible pieces so you can just load them into the stove directly.
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December 8, 2014
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The operator's manual says to replace hydraulic oil every 150 hours of use, but does not say anything about the type of oil. There is a number on the back of the manual to contact Homelite: 1-800-242-4672 or there website www.homelite.com.
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December 8, 2014
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there is not a specific type of hydraulic oil to be used. It came ready filled ready to go. You mat have to bleed the line per instruction but mind was good to go right out of the box.
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HD sells a hydraulic oil in the garden debt which I use in this splitter
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Using an extentiion cord with this unit, what length is ok?

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Coming from an electrician, 14 ga up to 25 ft. 12 ga up to 50 ft. 10 ga for 50 to 100 ft. I personally wouldn't use anything under a 12 gauge wire. Voltage drop will only affect you at around 50 plus feet. the heavier the gauge the better. Even though the manual may say 14 ga is okay, be safe and go up one size.
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Larger gauge extension cord is better. I ran it off a 100 foot 14gauge cord with no issues
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I've used 50 feet with no problem.
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November 4, 2015
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Depends on the gauge of the extension cord. Get a good 12 AWG extension cord and you should be okay.
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September 29, 2015
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I used a 100 ft extention cord without any problems.
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It didn't specify on the outside of the box so I looked at the specs on the different cords. In the instruction booklet for the splitter it specified a minimum !4 gauge cord up to 25 feet and over 25 feet use a 16 gauge cord. I got a 25 ft. 14 gauge and ran it an hour and a half with no heating or problems.
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I used a 20ft 14 gauge ext, cord worked well
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September 10, 2015
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2 to 3 ft is more than enough.
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I used a standard outdoor 25 foot cord running from my security light outlet box for two years, no problem. And i split a lot of hardwood because I was heating a 4 bedroom home in chilly West Michigan primarily from my wood stove, This is a great splitter and will do much larger wood than the manufacturer suggests.
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This will depend on the gauge of your cord. Thicker wire in the cord is better for length # 10 is better than # 12 which is better than # 14. I use a 50 ft. # 12 cord without a proplem. Curcuit breaker has never tripped.
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August 18, 2015
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I have used a 25 ft cord with no problem
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Hello Ropo! Use only a cord heavy enough to carry the current your product will draw. An undersized cord will cause a drop in line voltage resulting in loss of power and overheating. A wire gauge size (A.W.G.) of at least 14 is recommended for an extension cord 25 feet or less in length. If in doubt, use the next heavier gauge. The smaller the gauge number, the heavier the cord. Hope this helps and Read More
Hello Ropo! Use only a cord heavy enough to carry the current your product will draw. An undersized cord will cause a drop in line voltage resulting in loss of power and overheating. A wire gauge size (A.W.G.) of at least 14 is recommended for an extension cord 25 feet or less in length. If in doubt, use the next heavier gauge. The smaller the gauge number, the heavier the cord. Hope this helps and thanks for your question! Read Less
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I have to take this log splitter on the plane can you tell me the weight please

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105 Lbs. .. feels like less
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it's between 70 and 80 lbs
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105 pounds or 48 kilograms or 7 stones.
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about 100 lbs
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January 10, 2015
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My shipping manifest from Home Depot lists the weight as 112 lbs. It would be difficult to ship on the plane without crating or containing it somehow. Other than a wooden crate, it may be possible to find a heavy canvas/leather bag with handles...or perhaps something used for golf clubs.
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105 pounds.
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100 lbs.
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105 lbs unwrapped. maybe a bit more with packaging. fyi, its pretty indestructible and a lot easier to move around with the provided wheels so if you have a choice that might b the way to go. some bubble wrap around the blade for safety and the cord taped securely to the unit should do it. also, make sure the hydraulic fluid cap is securely screwed down to avoid possible leaking.
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Home depot ad says it weighs 105 lbs.
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It weight is about 105 pounds
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I am going to assume you want to take this on a commercial airplane? The HD website states this is 105 lbs. Add another 5 lbs for packing materials. Caution: Before you attempt to take it on an airplane it has hydraulic oil in it which might NOT be allowed on a commercial aircraft. The packing materials are not great. Depending on where you are going it might be better to buy it on line and have it Read More
I am going to assume you want to take this on a commercial airplane? The HD website states this is 105 lbs. Add another 5 lbs for packing materials. Caution: Before you attempt to take it on an airplane it has hydraulic oil in it which might NOT be allowed on a commercial aircraft. The packing materials are not great. Depending on where you are going it might be better to buy it on line and have it shipped directly to where you want to take it to. Read Less
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Can I split small pieces of kindling

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yup
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Hey Woody,,,,,No pun intended......Recommended nothing less than 4 inches in diameter....Kinda of big for kindling...................Thank you//Doug
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Yes, what I did was place a 4x4 in front of the hydraulic arm to increase the depth of the split
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yes
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Hello Woody! The minimum diameter of wood to be split is limited to 4 inches. So yes, it can produce kindling for you. Thanks for your question.
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Sure you can. I use the pieces that split off the logs & drop off.
I collect them, bring them inside to dry & throw a handful on top of some paper & small dry kindling.
Its also goo for restarting a fire that has only a few ember remaining.
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I use it for medium to large logs. I quarter my wood and have never used it for kindling wood. I am just not sure it wood work for that purpose.
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November 4, 2015
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Yes, we buy split wood but some pieces are to big so we split again. You can split multiple times to make as small as you would like.
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Yes you can split kindling. Logs without large knots work best. I also use 2X4 scraps for kindling. You will love this splitter.
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The short answer is yes. on the other hand if the kindling is small enough and dry enough it may be easier to split with a hatchet. That's what I use on kindling. A wood splitter is kind of overkill for kindling but it'll work.
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Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 579 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by I have bought many Homelite products and hands down they are one of the best residential products available, I recently installed a Englander stove and have been collecting freshly cut fire woood for next winter, the only thing that has to be installed on this are the wheels and its ready to go, the wood I split was fairly large and took up most of the ram space, there was also no wood rott in most of the wood so keep that in mind, the power on this machine is insane for 5 ton, the motor never reset or strained to split what I had, NOTE: make sure before use you unscrew the bleed screw at the front several turns, in the paper instructions it wont tell you but on the warning label at the rear of the machine it does, this is very important as you will blow the ram seals. it takes 2 hands to operate for safety reasons and I am fine with that. October 29, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Love it. This has been a time saver for me. At 63, it's harder for me to split wood like I used to do years ago. And I love to build a warm fire during the cold days and evenings. This splitter has been worth the money. Has some drawbacks but still gets the job done for what I want. October 26, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 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 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 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 5.0 out of 5.0 by 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 2.0 out of 5.0 by 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 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
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