Used for splitting firewood from softwood or hardwood logs that have been pre-cut into sections, a log splitter usually consists of a hydraulic or electrical rod and piston assembly and it is often rated by the tons of force they can generate.
Most log splitter models for home use have a rating around 10 tons, but professional hydraulic models may exert 25 tons of force or more. The higher the pressure rating, the greater the thickness or length of the rounds that can be split.
Five best Log Splitter
1. Ariens 174 cc 22-Ton Gas Log Splitter
Featuring a Subaru EA-175V engine that produces 8.26 ft. -Lb. of torque, this Ariens 174 cc 22-Ton Gas Log Splitter has powerful splitting and a vertical and horizontal splitting capacity for versatility. It also features centrally located controls so you can operate from either side.
2. Powerhorse Horizontal Dual Split Log Splitter — 20-Ton, 208cc
Compact, powerful and innovatively designed, this Powerhorse® log splitter splits logs in both directions, saving time and increasing productivity. Supported by rigorous testing and use in the field, the Powerhorse log splitter combines quality and value.
3. NorthStar Horizontal/Vertical Log Splitter — 30-Ton, 160cc
This NorthStar® Horizontal/Vertical Log Splitter features a 2-stage Concentric pump, which decreases cycle time by delivering high flow/low pressure when there is no resistance and low flow/high pressure when cutting through a log. Powered by a quality Honda GX160 OHV engine with idle control to split logs up to 25in. long, this unit uses a horizontal shaft engine, engineered for a long life with auto idle/throttle control meanwhile saving fuel and reducing noise.
4. Wel-Bilt Horizontal Manual Hydraulic Log Splitter — 10-Ton
With a 2-speed pump, this Wel-Bilt® Horizontal Manual Hydraulic Log Splitter quickly builds up to 10 tons of log-splitting pressure. The pump splits logs up to 18in. long by using 2 steel handles. Also, there are 2 wheels for easy maneuverability.
5. Brave EZ Split Horizontal Log Splitter — 8-Ton, 3.5 HP, Model# PCLS04
Ideal for homeowners with fireplaces and wood stoves, this Brave EZ Split log splitter is powerful, portable, easy to operate, and stores in a minimal space. If you like hunting, fishing or camping , then this unit is your perfect choice since it can be placed in a van, SUV, or pickup.