Cutting a heavy log with either a wedge or ax is a cumbersome task. Plus, it is very time consuming and requires more than just your sweat and blood for the job to be done. Wish you had a machine that could do this heavy job without the need of your time and muscle power? Well, you don’t have to worry about it anymore. This is where a power log splitter comes into the picture. With a huge number of splitters available in the market, which one is right for you? After 50 hours of research, we have come out with 5 best power log splitters.
While some of you may need it for household need, fireplace (for instance), some of you may require it for business purpose, to cut the tons of logs in a day. Since we have taken lots of factors into consideration at the time of research, we have finally listed out some affordable yet efficient log splitters to make your job easy.
- List of Top 5 Best Power Log Splitters in 2017
List of Top 5 Best Power Log Splitters in 2017
#5. Boss Industrial ES7T20 Electric Log Splitter
Boss Industrial ES7T20 Electric Log Splitter is one we would recommend if you just need some assistance in your log splitting effort. Although it might require additional effort from your end, it really reduces the time and effort that you put into cutting a heavy log. Isn’t it a better option than thrusting wedges or swinging axes into logs? Mounted horizontally along the support, the machine produces 7 tons of pressure, enough to split open small to medium-sized logs. In addition, it can be managed single-handedly; you only have to push and pull the level to operate the splitter.
- 2 Horse Power Electric motor
- Operated one-handedly
- Has automatic RAM return
#4. WEN 56207 6.5-Ton Electric Log Splitter with Stand
Powered by a 15A motor, WEN 56207 6.5-Ton Electric Log Splitter exerts the pressure of 13000 pounds to split even the heaviest of logs. The kit comes with a 34-inch stand to fix the machine to. Depending upon your preference, you can either attach it to the stand, or detach it from the same. The benefit of an electric log is you don’t have to smell the hazardous carbon monoxide emanating from archaic non-electric log splitters. Plus it does not produce as much noise as the latter.
- 13,000 pounds of pressure for log splitting
- Pull handle and a 5.5 inch wheel
- Cuts logs up to 10 inches of diameter
#3. Goplus New 1500W 6 Ton Electric Hydraulic Log Splitter Wood Portable Cutter Powerful
If you are looking for an efficient and economical tool to cut logs for your fireplace or wood stove at home, and do not require one for commercial purpose, then there is no looking elsewhere than Goplus New 1500W 6 Ton Electric Hydraulic Log Splitter. The RAM (with 6 ton pressure capacity) can easily split open logs measuring over 20 inches long and up to 10 inches in diameter (You can refer the product display page for accurate details).
- 6 ton of splitting pressure
- Power requirement: 1500W
- Safe thanks to Insulation (Class B)
#2. Southland Outdoor Power Equipment SELS60 Electric Log Splitter
There are lots of options available in the market. While some may need one for home purpose, some may buy one for commercial purpose. 1.75 Horse Power is what drives the machine, thereby delivering umpteen performance even in harsh conditions. The manufacturer has installed an integrated stroke limited, a customization setting that can be adjusted based on the size of the log- whether small or big. So, we recommend it for those looking to use a log splitter both for home and commercial use.
- 7” Wheels provide hassle-free portability
- Integrated stroke limiter technology
- 1.75 Heavy Duty Horse Power
#1. WEN 56206 6-Ton Electric Log Splitter
WEN 56206 6-Ton is at the top of the game in our list of top electric log splitters. This is perhaps the most powerful of all the splitters mentioned in this article. The machine is equipped with best of the best mechanism to cut logs of any size thanks to the reliable 2 Horse Power coupled with 6” tires for easy movement. Built with cradle/guide placed atop the machine, you do not have to put much efforts in guiding the log- it cuts logs measuring over 20” in length and 10” diameter. With a 4”x4” push plate, the wedge driven by a 2 Horse Power 15A motor cuts both hard and soft logs with even accuracy.
- Spacious guide/cradle
- Easily portable
- Heavy-duty motor- 15A 2HP