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Slow moving and don't want to move at start up.
Ok just passed my one year mark and the splitter doesn't want to move all the time at start-up. Just got off the help line and found out the the Capacitor has a Hot Brown spot in the middle of it. Well that is fine; I need to get one to see if that fix's the problem. sure it will.... But after a one year of running it, and about 16 cord of wood still pretty Happy with it...
Reviewer: Mark B
Love my splitter
Hi guys,just a quick thanks for the quick mail out of my 7 ton wood splitter. I checked it over and all was good. I started to split some wood i had in my old pile and i was CRACKING UP on how it would just pop that wood open. thanks for a great video on you tube.
This splitter rocks! Does all it's supposed to do! And my wife even likes to use it! I only wish it could be stood up on end for storage. That would be an easy fix by manufacturer.
I was skeptical, how could a 7 ton electric tool do the same work as a 23 ton gas powered tool ? But I am interested because an electric wood spliter would have a huge advantage with no maintenance, no gas worry's. I will only use it 4 or 5 time a year the rest it sits there and gas tools do not like to just sit.
It has split everything I have put to it and I use every part of a tree,knots, Y's all the weird stuff and this toll has worked very well with no maintenance you just need to be near electric.
I do recommend this log splitter for the homeowner who rents a splitter a couple times a year to avoid keeping up with maintaining of another gas powered tool and also doesn't want to give the $ 2000 bucks for a gas tool.
The log spliiter does great with hard wood such as locust and oak.
I would recommend this product over a gasoline model. The 7 ton does a great job, and I only wished that they made a stand for this unit. I would buy the stand in a heartbeat. This electric splitter deserves a five star rating.
We have owned this log splitter for over 5 years. It has functioned as advertised and has been very dependable. My husband loves it because he is now able to make his own firewood. Best investment we ever made!
Incredible bit of kit!
There are so many negatives about Chinese-made products being available in the US that it's hard not to become paranoid about everything out of the country and so when looking for the paradox of an inexpensive but quality-built log-splitter, I could not find a modestly-priced US offering and therefore had to consider Chinese-built splitters.
Ultimately, what made the difference to me was that boss of Northline Express himself, demonstrated his confidence in the product by appearing in the demo videos using the splitter.
Being new to the American way of life, It seemed initially that unless it was a gas-powered splitter, everything else would just be a toy and despite researching the hell out of anything to do with splitters, it was till a tough decision to 'bite the bullet' and buy not only a Chinese-made product, but a cheaper-than gas model too. I need not have worried so much!
The unit is heavy, implying solidly-built, simple in design and explosive in action! I had some Hickory rounds which I couldn't break easily previously (without a splitter) and yet after opening the bleed-screw, this thing just cracked open with ease! I couldn't believe it's power and so piled on other rounds and witnessed the Elephant-power just break the fibres as though it was a matchstick ... just incredible! Bearing in mind that at 1500W, it uses the same amount of power as boiling an electric kettle but only uses power when driving the ram home, it says a great deal about electric log-splitter capability.
The cable is short though, so I had to buy a 25', 15amp cable extension (Walmart were the best-priced, but I think Northline should offer one as standard) so bear this in mind if you are planning to split outside, As it was, I used it in the warmth of the garage and it was nothing short of phenomenal!
My only negative point is that I have to kneel to use the machine and will now be researching a method of raising the unit without the need to buy another metal stand, so I can stand and split wood.
So, thank you Northline for the competitively priced unit; thank you Mr Boss; thank you China, for knocking out a better quality product, this time.
Works as Advertised
Purchased this splitter last year, it has lived up to my expectations and more....The two hand operation for the controls was a little awkward so I rigged up a foot switch which worked out well for me. Sometimes you need an extra hand to hold the wood where you where you want it...........(I'm not recommending as something you should do!)
It has been a workhorse so far and I would recommend it for
anyone that splits a lot of wood ever year. My brother-in-law has been waiting to catch it on sale.
The demonstration seems to be using nice dry oak wood which splits easy . What about other types of wood not soooooo dry!!!???Also when the log was attempted to be split by hand ( maul) we don't know what type of wood he used. Could have been really hard to spit by hand. Is there false impressions here ? Wont buy product until I am convinced more.Beware folks!
Robert's Comment: I'm the guy in the video so I can answer your questions. All of the firewood I cut is either red oak, beech, or maple as this is mostly what's in the woods here. I have a plentiful of dead wood so the wood isn't too wet usually although at times the wind blows down a live tree. However, the firewood in the video is all oak that's been dead for a while (maybe a year or more) but it was still wet inside since un-split firewood will retain moisture for a long time. The piece I was trying to split with a maul was the same oak shown being split in the video (7 ton). I will agree that all of the three types of wood mentioned above are fairly easy to split unless there's a knot or several. And I'm sure there are some types of wood that will be much harder to split like elm for instance. In the video I tried to find the biggest pieces I could lift to give an idea of what power the 7 ton unit does have. The 4 ton is less powerful but still a great splitter for smaller firewood or less frequent use. There are many more reviews here from satisfied customers.
Awesome Log splitter.....
Your Review (submitted on June 8, 2013):
Just one thing there needs to have a two metal point on the pushing block just to keep the wood block in place, so it dose not pop-up back at you. That is all i have seen, works as good as the video on You Tube.I order it on 06/01/2013 pick it up on 06/06/2013 had to add Hydroelectric fluid just about 1 Qrt. and that was all i will see what it dose going to get a load of wood this weekend..Big stuff 20'' round and bigger.....just hope it holds out for some good use, like Eight years and some....Awesome works good just put some big rounds in over 27'' rounds and 16'' long. Just Awesome....Well since i recieved my log slpitter had done 4 1/2 cord of wood just Awesome...What about the drit and wood chips that gets under the motor? will it get in to the motor?
Just recieved my 7 Ton log splitter.06/06/2013 - 06/01/2013 Not Bad.
Going to cut a load of wood this Friday I will see What is dose!!! What i have read I think it will do just fine. 13 cord of wood for the winter i just hope that it will last for at 5 to 7 years i would like it to last more! Hope So...I will keep you all posted Friday evening.
Hey, has my wife splitting wood now!
Does the job and my wife is happy to help, splitting goes faster with two people. I split the bigger rounds in half both to reduce their weight and to make it easier on the splitter. If you get it up off the ground makes it a lot easier on your back to control the button and speed lever.
Might be good but beware....
I read the reviews and purchased the splitter. It arrived qucikly but the shippers totally ignored my instructions to leave it by the garage door (passed on the way in) and instead, put it on the front porch, 4 steps up so I had to remove it from the box, lower it down 4 stone steps and finally put it in the garage where it now sits.
After reading mroe reviews and the instruction manual, I decided to purchase oil to make sure it was topped off prior to first use. This is where the troubles begin....
The splitter required ISO 22 oil which cannot be found anywhere remotely close to me and if purchased online, is not sold in small quantities. I will not buy $180+ worth of oil for this splitter. I have not used it yet and planned to return it but found out I am responsible for shipping costs in both directions (around $400 total) So, I guess I will find some local sap to sell it to.
It might be a good splitter but I cannot recommend it.
Robert's Comment; Regular hydraulic oil will work fine. Give it a try and I think you'll be impressed. Yes, you pay shipping both ways should you decide to return the log splitter which we clearly state in our return policy. Shipping costs are very expensive on a heavy splitter like this one. My apologies for the shipper leaving your splitter on the porch but we have no control over that.
I can't get over the power and ease of this "little" splitter. I am most impressed however with the delivery drive. I had a heart attack and he went beyond what he needed or was required to do. I cant thank him enough. The machine itself is more than I expected. It does what it says it does and much more. I would definitely recommend this to anyone.
Reviewer: David G
I split 3 cords of wood with no problem in the comfort of my heating garage.
Quick and Easy
So far so good....Pretty stoutg unit... It does split just like the video.. Through knots and all !! Quick and easy.... Best of all............. No gas engine to maintain... Ethanol really kills small engines..
Log splitter 4.5/5, Company10/10
The spliiter is amazing for the price. I was splitting logs probably 25 inches plus, over twice what it is rated for. I was spitting a log that I could barely lift it was so heavy, and I believe a large branch must have caught between the spliiter and the log retainer. The whole side of the retainer bent (100% my fault), and even though the splitter still worked, I wanted to see if I could get a replacement part. This is where the company rating came from. I called and spoke to Rachel at Northline and also called Woodeze directly. Both told me there were no spare parts, though Rachel said she would see what she could do. Never expecting to hear from her again, she called me back 2 days later and said they found an old splitter not being used, and she would have the warehouse take it apart and send me the entire side piece and screws for not much more than it cost for shipping. This was far and beyond what she had to do or was obligated to do, since it was my fault. Got the package today. My wife is very happy she doesn't hear me cursing trying to start a pull cord gas engine. Anyway, I took one star off the spliiter rating just so it would get reader's attention, but the spliter is great and the company's customer service unbelievably great. They have a customer for life. Thank you Rachel. You deserve a raise.
Best toy I've ever owned. Had 7 ton splitter less than a week and split a cord of hard wood without breaking into a sweat. Very easy to use, more powerful than I had imagined. And it runs quietly.
Reviewer: Hopeless Owner
Never buy this product - especially from North Line Express
The product is made in China and is of very poor quality.
You will get no replacement parts, should anything go wrong with the product, after the warranty is over. Basically, at that point, you will need to find a very large trash can for this piece of metal.
Even though North Line Express is marketing this product as an affiliate of the manufacturer, it took me two weeks for a response from a North Line Express representative, just to find out that they cannot get the basic gasket parts for this log splitter product. This conduct of business is unnacceptable; ladies and gentlemen, you've been warned.
Moderator Comment: This splitter is made in China as are most other electric splitters on the market. The quality is good and I have used it many times myself and have been impressed with the quality and performance. We do carry most replacement parts which are available on the website at Firewood Splitters. In addition we have other parts in our warehouse should you need anything. So to say you cannot get replacement parts is not correct; we can get you any part you need if we don't already have it in stock. Our service representatives may have taken longer to respond since your request was not a common part needed but I do agree that taking two weeks to respond is unacceptable. Perhaps your request just fell through the cracks and I apologize for that. I suggest you contact us again and request the part you need. Have the customer service rep forward your request to Robert and I'll see that you get taken care of....Robert
Reviewer: Mr Wonderful
Great little splitter - quiet enough for inside use.
Heavy construction and works as advertised.
The ease of use from 4 to 7 ton is sensible, intuitive. The two button, two hands safety feature is a necessary annoyance but I will not even consider trying to defeat it. I understand the value of this when doing a repetitive task. Good design will save a finger or two I'm sure!
I will probably set it up on a sturdy riser of some kind to save my back a bit.
The directions on the bleeder valve were unclear. Easy version: Open bleeder at least 3 full turns while in use. Close it when you need to tip the unit (such as loading it or moving it extensively).
Thanks for such a great splitter. Delivered promptly by courteous driver. Very solid unit and does everything better than expected. Very happy customer. Great price too.
A good alternative to gas powered splitters because it's simple
This is a great product for women or elderly people who just cant swing an ax and don't want to bother with a gas powered motor (oil, upkeep etc.) Not to mention this is less than half the price of gas powered splitters. I am a 47 year old woman and can move the splitter around, split all the wood I need, and make small enough pieces for kindling. Yes, the splitter is heavy but the wheels on the end make it pretty easy to move. I am not able to split logs with nasty knots in them as easily as the man in the video. This requires a good bit more effort and there were a few pieces I just could not get split. It works best on dryer wood. It will split the very big around stumps that don't have knots but the greener the wood, the more trouble I had. Overall I love the splitter because without it I couldn't have split any of it.
Reviewer: Neil S
My log splitter arrived in tact. Works fine, thanks.
A little champion splitter.
I was able to split 20 inch diameter Madrone at 18 inches in length which had several knots and limbs distorting the logs. I had several pieces like this as well as some large oak. This was a pile of wood that I could not split with my axe and wedges. I also really like two speeds as I can image the cycle time if it did not have the fast speed. Great machine for the money.
Reviewer: Paul B
Got this splitter last week Put it to work right away. Worked very well on 80% of all the logs that I had. Some are just TOO big and need to be split down to a manageable size for the slitter to handle. Worked out of the box.
delivery was prompt and arrived with out any damage.
Would not work on the fast mode due to lack of hydraulic fluid. I topped it off and now it is fine.
This is a great product for casual splitting. More than adequate for any home use. Easy to work, silent and powerful. What more can you say. Great value and easy to store.
Great machine! Have done 4 cords from maple to white oak.
Only design suggestion move button on the motor to the top of the 7 ton unit. It would save a person leaning forward and old backs like mine.
Great machine! Have done 4 cords from maple to white oak.
Only design suggestion move button on the motor to the top of the 7 ton unit. It would save a person leaning forward and old backs like mine.
Reviewer: Rodney Shettle
This wood splitter is just perfect for what I needed without the expense of a gas powered one
Reviewer: Paul Gray
The WoodEze 7-Ton 2 Speed Electric Log Splitter works quite well. A side panel bent during operation, while only a few hours old and Northline sent a new panel right away. Thinking back on it, I believe the panel bent because I was using a pusher log on some short pieces, which may have jack-knifed into the panel, but I didn't notice it at the time. So, most likely, it was user error, but Northline never even brought up the possibility. Anyway, if you're a homeowner with a few cords to split, here's your machine. I went through two cords of oak with ease. Watch the video - it really is just that easy!
Just got it going today. Hot and dusty but worth it when I look at the BIG pile of split wood this thing kicked out!! Thought it would be a little of a problem, with it low to the ground but found a piece of wood to sit on and it was perfect. I am a 54 year old widow and it gave me a good feeling to do this myself instead of finding someone to split the 3 cords I use each winter. It's a little heavy to roll around but definitely doable! Thankyou for a great product. Something good out of China!:
Reviewer: Ray DiSandro
The splitter works well. I was able to split a 1/2 chord with very little effort.
I am 52 old female with a wood stove. I get lots of wood. I was tired of waiting for the weekend production of splitting wood with the big gas powered 27 ton. I can split of few logs a day in the garage or outside. I set up a splitting area with the 7 ton splitter, jaw horse and electric chain saw. I can handle up to 14 by 14 inch logs. Thats the heaviest I can lift. I can move the splitter but it is heavy. I cut a small hole in the screen so I plug it in at a socket. It splits oak easier than ash or gum. The fibrous wood sometimes needs an added maul to help it split it to the end. I love it. I can split anytime without it being a big production.
There are cheaper ones but you get what you pay for.
Just received my WoodEze 7 ton Electric Log Splitter and Love it. Right out of the box it worked great. I was a little doubtful about it's capacity, but it made a believer out of me. Split 20 diameter logs Cherry no problem. Even cut white and red pine, pin oak and sasafrass. I highly recommend this easy to use log splitter. Thanks Northline Express for the video showing the WoodEze in action.
The splitter arrived from Northline Express in about a week in excellent condition. As others have said, it came not completely filled with hydraulic oil. That manifested itself by not allowing me to run the unit in the fast/4 ton mode easily - it only wanted to run in the slow mode. After checking the oil very easy with the dipstick, running to the hardware store to get more and filling it up, it ran properly and I could easily use both speeds as desired.
The unit is heavy duty, with emphasis on 'heavy'! Don't plan on dragging this thing around much. It's also too low to operate comfortably for long periods as-is. I set it up on a couple of log slices about 8 tall, and used another large upright log as a seat, and was good to go.
So you get a little workout getting it into position, but then it works like a champ. I used it on a couple face cords so far and was very pleased with its operation.
Reviewer: Ed Kirton
Works great, just like the video. I split over a cord already with it and was able to split several very large 2ft diameter pine logs. Seems like a well-made product I would recommend this product to a friend. I didn't give 5stars only because I cannot judge the durability/lifespan of the product yet.
Reviewer: Richard Salciccia
The splitter works well and was delivered in a timely fashion. I'm pleased with the product and the service.
Reviewer: David A Weitzler
I am very pleased with this product, and am looking forward to trying it with larger logs. I had no idea that 7 tons could be so effective, yet I rarely use it full force, preferring the speed.
It is small I had little space. If it can handle logs 12-16 wide, its low price is extraordinary.
Fantastic so far. Solid construction, clear directions and maintainance information. Splits large pieces of wood with ease. I'm a 62 year old woman who heats my home with a wood stove. I placed the wood spitter at about waist level and now can easily split my wood without stressing my back. It is still new so my opinion may change in a year, we'll see.
The splitter is sturdy, easier to operate and maintain than a gas powered splitter. For anyone not able to use an axe or for senior citizens, it is an outstanding piece of equipment. Power is ample and it does a fine job with both hardwood and fir. We highly recommend it.
Reviewer: Chris Blaisdell
I have had the WoodEze splitter for several months now and it has worked beautifully. The splitter seems to be build very well. It has gone through every log that I have tried without any issues, would recommend to anyone looking for an easy splitting solution.
Most impressive electric splitters I've ever seen.
Really like the splitter so far. Got it today and was splitting wood within two minutes. Doesn't even slow down on knotty, frozen chunks of wood I knew I couldn't split with a maul. The folks at Northern Express really went out of their way to make buying from them convenient...not to mention that it was the best deal I found! Check out the coupons!
I just received the 7 ton woodeze splitter today split hedge, oak and hackleberry most of which was very knotty and extremely hard the splitter did an awesome job. Some of the logs were about 25 in diameter. To anyone skeptical about electric splitters this one will do the job!
Reviewer: Sherrie McGuinness
This is the best purchase we made in 2010! It works like a charm! The safety features are grand! I highly recommend this product. It does everything that is shown in the video and more.
Reviewer: Jeff Michael
I didn't expect this product to work as well in real life as it did in the video, but I figured if it came even reasonably close it would be worth buying. Imagine my surprise when I discovered that it DID in fact work exactly that well. This splitter is certainly among the best buys I ever made, if not THE best. An indispensable item, to be sure. Thanks!
Reviewer: Michelle Jackson
The performance of the actual woodsplitter exceeded my expectations. It actually handles logs that are bigger than it says. It is very easy to use and is perfect for just residential woodsplitting.
Unlike other splitters I've owned, this one does everything it claims to do. After 2 months of ownership I've so far split about a cord of tough knotty oak and this thing just plows through. So far only 2 logs have stopped it in its tracks, but thanks to built in safety features there is little fear of blowing a seal as long as you don't hold the power switch longer than 5 seconds. In other words if it doesn't split right away, back off. Most times I am able to manipulate the log to find a softer split point.
Each time I use this machine I find myself giggling at how well it performs. I shouldn't do this because one day it might not do what it should do and I will be cussing in 5 languages. For the time being, I would highly recommend this Woodeze 7 ton, 2 speed unit.
I would also recommend buying from NorthlineExpress.com due to their unbeatable pricing, quick and free shipping. This item is shipped in a heavy cardboard box strapped to a sturdy wooden pallet. The pallet truly protects the splitter from the rigors of cross country shipping. Go with Northline Express!
Reviewer: BEAMAN BROCKWAY
Far superior to my previous five ton splitter.
Reviewer: j schultz
this was purchased for someone dumb enough to live where it's cold...heating oil has skyrocketed like fuel and now with the already fallen trees on his property he has enough wood to last him three winters...the splitter never heated up much less slow down...already paid for itself...if you could just offer a person to pick up the monster logs this things split i'm sure that would be a big seller....not all of us are young and invincible...
Reviewer: George Benesch
item is exactly as described. works great, I'm very satisfied.Thanks.
Questions on WoodEze 7-Ton - 2 Speed - Electric Log Splitter
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- Hello Rodney, Yes, we can ship the wood splitter to Canada. You would be responsible for the jurisdictional tax, shipping, and $24.00 brokerage fee. You can either call us at 866-667-8454 or check out using the international customer on the cart page.
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