Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 511
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 70Coug Well worth the money
I live in a townhouse and there are other families in close proximity to me, so a gas splitter was not a option. I looked at the other small electric splitters out there, but noticed the noise the other ones made was quite a bit louder than this one. The wood splitting makes more noise than the pump & motor do. So far I have split ash, oak, almond, pine & cedar, the only problems being with crotchwood. The splitter won't touch those. Everything else straight grained has been no problem. The one thing I changed was the 6 ft, 14 ga cord. It wasn't quite long enough to reach the outlet, so rather than use a long extension cord, I replaced it with a 9 ft, 14 ga cord. Home Depot sells it as a replacement power cord. The need for two hands to operate the splitter has it's good points and bad. It does keep your hands out of harms way, but does not allow for steadying a odd shaped piece of wood. I highly recommend the Homelite 5 ton electric splitter for light home use.
October 14, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TL Outstandin splitter for the money
This splitter has probably split 12 cords of wood already. Some of the wood was 3 and 4 foot rounds (16 inches long) and I needed to cut it in half to make it manageable for the splitter. Great tool and for the labor saved, I would buy it again in a heartbeat.
June 14, 2015
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 Tave What the Doctor Ordered
The log splitter exceeded our expectations. it is very easy to operate. It's super quiet and efficient,
May 27, 2015
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 Troymi Works Great
My son and I bought this together after I was given what turned out to be 4 cords of unseasoned Black Locust and about a cord of seasoned Elm all not split and most at the maximum size for the splitter. It split all of the wood even the pieces with notches. Since then we have picked up more wood and have now split 8 or 9 cords. We both are very happy with the splitter. We read some reviews that said it would be nice to be able to adjust the travel to go further through a piece of wood. We found this could be achieved by putting a 3 inch block of wood behind any log that needs to be pushed further through the wedge.
I’ve used bigger, gas powered splitters in the past but this 5 ton electric gets the job done. And it’s nice to be able to use it in a closed garage in the winter, quietly and no fumes.
January 10, 2012