Do you like to keep a comfy fire going during winter? We get it! But splitting logs the old-fashioned way is hard on your back. When that pile of unchopped wood seems too huge to handle, it’s time to get a log splitter! We buckled down to research and review the best log splitter options on the market to help you chew through more logs than ever before--enough to make a beaver jealous! The specs below will help you choose the right log splitter for you if you’re not sure what to look for, so read those first!
Tons: More tonnage means more power for bigger, harder logs. A 7-ton splitter is enough for most basic uses but you can get even more.
Max. Cut Length: How big can the log be? Depending on what you need to split, you may prefer a longer cutting length.
Position: A splitter is mostly used horizontally, but being able to flip it vertically can save your back from lifting heavy logs!
Cycle Time: How long it takes for the splitter ram to cut the log and return to its starting position is the cycle time, in seconds.
Portable: Have wheels, will travel. Some splitters can be hooked up to a vehicle, while others can be towed by hand.
Warranty: The most common warranty we’ve seen is the 3-2-1 warranty, where different parts have different warranty lengths.
Ready to chuck some wood? Check out our recommended top pick and budget pick. They are the winners in our best electric log splitter review, but there are runner-ups to consider, too! If you want to explore your options, read all of our reviews, or keep it simple with the top pick and budget pick. Let’s do this. Chop chop!
Article last updated on:
June 4, 2019