|Review by redryder||posted 10-19-2011 07:35 AM||12090 views||1 time favorited||17 comments|
It is getting to be that time of year. I have seen some posts asking how people heat thier shop in the winter. I heat mine with both electric heat and a wood stove. Last year my brother loaned me his Homelite Electric Log Splitter to split my firewood. The maul and sledge hammer is just not a much fun as it used to be.
I couldn’t believe how easy and great this machine was to use. After raving about it all summer, he bought me one for my birthday
. They sell for $299.00 at Home Depot (and free shipping). Most gas units start at about $1200 and go up. What I liked was how portable it is. You can move it around like a hand truck on its wheels. It is completly electric which means quiet with no gas to burn. You could use it indoors if you want. It has taken any and all logs I have put on it.
I have rented and borrowed much bigger gas log splitters over the years. They are no faster or easier than this one. It is very safe. It requires two hands to operate the ram. One hand on a button and one hand on a lever. You have to stand on the left side of the ram so any wood which might fly off goes well away from you to the right. This is my second year using one of these units and I cannot find anything wrong with it. Five Stars for sure.
Some of the particulars are as follows:15 Amp electric motor
5 tons of splitting force can split logs up to 20 inches long
20 second cycle time resets the splitter to cut another log
90 day returnable (Home Depot)
2 year warranty
If you need to split wood. This unit might be for you…...........