Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 579
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by aurora 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 Abu 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 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 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 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 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