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Homelite

Model UT49103

Internet #202019865

Store SKU #130790

5-Ton Electric Log Splitter

$299.00 /each
  • 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

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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
  • Note: Product may vary by store

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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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Brighton, Michigan
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January 27, 2015
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Regular tractor hydraulic fluid if used above freezing.
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Fallbrook CA
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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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December 9, 2014
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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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December 8, 2014
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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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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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Suffolk,Va
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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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September 17, 2015
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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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September 15, 2015
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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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September 6, 2015
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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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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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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 562 reviewers.
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 5.0 out of 5.0 by This machine is great! Brought this to use because my boyfriend had shoulder surgery a I didn't want him to have to split wood this year by hand. Th little machine works l a charm! Did use a 4x4 with it to help push through tougher, more knotty pieces of wood. He actually put it to the test putting 35-40 inch rounds on it used a maul the top of the wood and whacked it and then let the splitter do it's work. I never would have believed it could be done but he did that with at least 10-13 rounds and it worked every time. We cut about a cord and a half of cedar, hawthorn and maple and never had a problem. Fantastic little machine so worth the money!!! August 10, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 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 4.0 out of 5.0 by Very happy with this product So far I have been very happy with this log splitter. It has handled the vast majority of the logs I have split without issue. You do have to make sure the logs arent too big as it can struggle with fatter logs especially if they are still not completely dried out. That said overall this is a good purchase for anyone who needs a moderately sized/priced log splitter. August 9, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by I was sceptical If you're skeptical about this product like I was, don't be. Splitter is small enough to fit on the tailgate of my Tundra and provide plenty of work space. Since its electrical, I don't have to worry about gas, noise, and could be operated indoors. I waited after splitting season to review this. Never had any issues with any logs. August 16, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 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 4.0 out of 5.0 by Great Purchase The splitter is just the right size for what we need. Needs to be put on a table, but works very well. Was missing a wheel when it arrived, but we called and they shipped the wheel out right away at no extra charge to us. I would recommend this splitter for normal to small wood splitting. Good product. Sorry I am unable to send a picture or video of my splitter. My phone does not have the capability to do that. August 9, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Excellent log splitter Received my log splitter but it was damaged. I contacted HD and a new splitter was shipped and the damaged unit was picked up. When I received my replacement I split a face cord right out of the box. Assembly was very simple and the powerful splitter exceeded my expectations. Easy to move around and store. I would recommend this purchase to a friend. August 10, 2016
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