Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 554
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 grammy OUR SECOND PURCHASE!!!!
Our son loved using ours so we sent one to him for his birthday. He was thrilled.
July 19, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Don fantastic.
Fantastic. Very pleased with setup. Easy to use. Did a great job splitting downed tree in relatively short time. One of best purchases ever made. Easy to move.
July 19, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by bubba77 terrific little machine
used this on an Oak tree I had cut down , didn't have any problems splitting pieces 18 inches in diameter . Highly recommend this unit , if you don't want the more expensive gas models .
July 19, 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 Cwbmd $300 workhorse
I am astounded at what this splitter will handle. It's quiet and quick. I highly recommend it.
July 12, 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