Dear Home Depot Customer, The Sun Joe Logger Joe 10 Ton Hydraulic Log Splitter is capable of splitting mesquite wood. Hope this helps, if you have any other questions please let us know. Thanks Customer Service Team Snow Joe + Sun Joe
I use a small tarp.
Yes, but that would be overkill, best to use hand hachet>
I have a gravel driveway and was able to move it to the spot where I split the wood with no problems. I didn't have any issues with it moving around at all. It is pretty stable if you just get it in a flat area. One of the handles advances the log to the wedge faster than the other so I just moved both handles in unison until it started to get harder to push and pull and the used the shorter advancing handle to actually split the log in half and then released the pressure and split each half log again. A few of the logs were a little bigger than recommended but it split them, no problem.
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If it even came with a manual it would have been a short one. Step 1, place splitter on flat ground. Step 2, place log between wedge and jack plate. 3) turn valve clockwise to enable jack plate to move toward log. 4) use handles in a crosscountry skiing motion to split log. 5) turn valve counterclockwise to retract jack plate. Hint: stop retraction just above the point needed to fit the next log in order to save time and effort.
Yes. There are two small wheels at the end of the unit where the hydraulic cylinder is. They are hard to see in the photo. They work OK but not great. The wheels work on the concrete in my garage which is where I do all my splitting. They would not work if you tried to drag it across your lawn.
yes it has a warranty
12/27/2019 - Absolutely no without killing your back. I'm 6' 200 lbs. and by putting both hands securely on right lever arm and with all my weight and strength, I was able to split one out of four logs after using a dozen or so strokes. No way Jose was I ever going to split the logs in my pile without experiencing a hernia! So back to the store it went.