I purchase a cord of kiln dried wood every year.All of the wood is split however about half the cord needs splitting. Log splitter arrived a week or so after ordering unpacked it split 75 log
around 5 to 6 inches in diameter in 30 minutes or so. No problem so easy to use. Very happy. No more sledges mauls wedges.Although some reviews aren't so great, I think they my have needed a larger model. But if you need to split 6" logs this the model you need.
This is a great wood splitter. wow!
Very glad I bought this for my husband.
Everyone needs this who splits wood.
I too am very impressed with this splitter. I was looking at other splitters that were 5 ton and was a little concerned about getting a ton less power. Well after doing some research I found out that this splitter had the same specs as far as power (amps) as the 5 ton splitter I was looking at so I decided to give it a try. Don't let its smaller size deceive you! I split about a face cord of wood the first time I really put this tool to the test and was impressed. The only time I had to try several times on a piece was on one of those real nasty stringy logs *those of you who have come across this type of wood know exactly what I'm talking about as you're shaking your head right meow* I was really surprised at how quiet this splitter is. I can easily run this tool and have a conversation with someone right next to me. I also like the fact that's quiet as I need to split wood later at night sometimes. My two youngest boys enjoy pushing the buttons as I help hold the log in place. I understand the safety aspect of having to use two hands to run it but would like to see the option to override that and have the lever that drives the ram also engage the motor. We are adults after all. My hand is large enough where I can just reach the ram lever with my pinky and the power button with my thumb thereby freeing my other hand to hold the piece of wood in place with a good set of gloves on.Without doing this many of the logs (especially if the ends are not cut straight) would annoyingly slide off the ram. I also recommend safety glasses (none worn by the gentlemen in the video) with your face this close to the wood. My only real complaint would be that the handle is made of plastic and not steel. Practically everything else on this machine is steel except the handle which of course I already broke. This device when used sits out in freezing temps during the winter months and a little plastic handle will break pretty easily if accidentally hit, apparently. I would have rated this splitter 5 stars across the board if it weren't for the plastic handle. Will have to find out how to order another so not a big deal but rather a suggestion for future splitters from this company. I have seen complaints regarding customers receiving their splitter and the box is all beat up. I guess the Fed Ex people took care of mine cuz the box was all intact. Fast shipping as well. Another amazing bonus is everything is ready to go right out of the box! The directions state you have to install the front leg supports but I was please to see this was already done. You open the box, pull out the splitter, loosen the bleed screw and plug er in. That's it, amazing!
Robert's Comment: We spent a little more on improved wheels (old ones broke in transit), and have spent more on better packaging to reduce shipment damage (won't find that on similar models). As for the handle; we do have those is stock if you need a replacement. We carry most of the replacement parts unlike most companies selling a similar unit. Glad you're happy with the unit. I think they're great too. And yes, safety glasses will be worn in the video and are highly recommended. Thanks for the testimonial!
Bought this for Dad who lives out in the Ozark Countryside in Missouri. Lots and lots of Black oak trees. They own about 2.5 acres on a lake. There has been a blight moving down the hill killing about 1 tree a year, so there has been a decent supply of firewood each year for us to split. Unfortunately, we often did this by hand. Black oak is very hard to split. We typically use wedge and sledge splitting, although for little pieces axing is possible, until this Christmas. Dad opened this on Christmas morning and boy was he thrilled. We hooked it up and got to splitting about 10 logs. We started out with some smaller 12" or so logs. It split these without much grief. Then we tried a bigger one, about 20", a bit slower, but no real problems either. Then we tried a 20" piece with a lot of knots - jammed. Tried it again, still jammed. Put that piece aside and tried a clean 24" diameter log. The splitter creaked and squeaked a bit before ripping the 24" log in half! Impressive. Every single log we tried to split with this around 20" it tore with ease. I might not recommend doing a bunch of 24" logs, it might be hard on the frame. Also, good luck if you are doing large knotty wood, it will likely jam. We did have some smaller 12" knotty wood pieces, and while it did struggle it powered through them ripping the wood off around the knots. Our first test allowed us to process about and hours worth of 4 people's work in just 20 minutes with 1 person - Fantastic. Just a word of warning, watch out with odd shaped pieces; if the log slips the splitter might throw the piece. We had that a couple times.
One flaw, however, is that ours came with a broken wheel. I will be contacting the manufacturer for a replacement, which I understand is a simple process. I will post back if necessary. Overall, awesome for $240 shipped!
Reviewer: Jerry K
Very Impressed for a 4 ton splitter
Got this around 9-1-12. I split about 2 cords and all the wood (oak and maple) was on the green side and wet. I only had a problem with about 7 logs and they had knots in them. I was splitting some logs around 15" and bigger with no problem! Be careful when you buy a 100' extension cords as some of them drop to 13 amps you need the 15 amps. I used a 14 guage 50' and 25' together with no loss of power. Don't use less then 14 guage. Plan on buying the stand next year. You can't go wrong for the price. I was lucky with the box it came in, the bottom was open but it was held together with the 2 straps. They need to ship that in a stronger box. I wouldn't put 20 lbs in that box.
Just got this splitter and used it this past weekend. I was very impressed with the ease with which it split the logs. I pushed the envelope a bit on some bigger logs with pretty good success. Of course, some were too big, but I thought I'd try. Great baragain, too. Other websites had same product for $50 more, plus shipping.
The splitter works great! Even my wife is able to manage it :) The only my concern is the packaging. It definitely needs some improvement. The box arrived in shreds, one wheel was broken. However Customer Support sent me the replacement. I would definitely recommend the log splitter to other, excellent product!
We are working closely with the manufacturer to improve the packaging and to eliminate the broken wheel problem....Robert
I bought the Woodeze log splitter and table. I used the product and am pleased. It was received promptly and was well packaged. It worked to my satisfaction. I would recommend this product. The only problem I encountered was the first time I attempted to tighten the Bleed Screw.. .half of it broke off. I would recommend the manufacturer use a different type of material ...metal or hard rubber.
Reviewer: remodeler florida
watched the video of the dude splitting 12" plus logs and thought happy days, this unit looks great. bought it and just tried it for the 1st time, great at 6" logs or less, I had a load of 1year old totally dry live oak logs, live in florida, and this thing was pityfull over 6" diameter, the vid is misleading and whilst the unit feels solid and sturdy the motor is weak, i'm hoping they take it back, would gladly have paid more for something that can at least split a 12" diameter log, come on dudes, u looked so honest on the vid, pony up, sick of being ripped off. i'll be showing exactly what i said on youtube, i'm no bullsh....er. v pissed off.
I am the dude in the video. I have used this logs splitter many times on a good hardwood like oak and beech with no trouble as I showed in the video. I think this unit is better suited for the occasional user and on smaller logs but I had no trouble splitting the logs I showed. Logs with knots are tough on this unit. This was not staged or set up to mislead anyone. Frankly I prefer the 7 ton unit which is quite a bit more powerful. However, we have sold hundreds of the 4 ton unit and have taken back less than 1%. So yes, if you're not happy we would take the unit back even though you have used it. I suggest you try the 7 ton and I think you'll be very happy. Please contact us for a return authorization.
I am happy
This reply to inform you all: The splitter was delivered today....The carton was much abused but all of the splitter was intact.... Set it up on a strong table....checked the dip stick level....vented the system....and...SHAZAM...it works well beyond my expectations. Have screwed some chocks to the table to stabilize and elevated the front end to vent the oil.
I am happy.
Regards f.r.e.d g.i.l.d.o.w