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Forum topic by mazzy posted 04-13-2015 01:27 PM 933 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-13-2015 01:27 PM


My 7 ton Harbor Freight electric log splitter just bit the dust. I’d had it for 5 years and probably split 2 cords. After the first year it started having problems with hydraulic fittings. I think I’m going to go with something other than Harbor Freight this time. Does anybody have any suggestions? I would consider electric or gas powered. $1000 or less.


-- Mazzy, San Francisco Bay Area,

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#1 posted 04-14-2015 12:19 AM

If you don’t get a response here, you might try asking on The Forestry Forum. A great bunch of guys willing to give good advice.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#2 posted 04-14-2015 12:27 AM

Get one of these.

-- Woodworking from an engineer's perspective

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#3 posted 04-14-2015 12:28 AM

There’s several 22 ton splitters out there for a k or just under. Do a search, look at your home centers and farm supply stores. I own a 22 ton Husky that I bought from Tractor Supply or Farm and Fleet for just under a grand.

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#4 posted 04-14-2015 01:54 AM

I have an “Earthquake” brand, electric/hydraulic 5-ton splitter that I bought at Tractor Supply a few years back. I wanted the “quiet convenience” of electric power.

I’ve split maybe 5 or 6 cords in that time. Works great and I’ve had no problems. I split wood for my shop’s wood stove, so I haven’t put it through any massive amount of wood splitting. If I recall correctly, I spent in the vicinity of $225.00.


-- Dave; Lansing, Kansas

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#5 posted 04-14-2015 01:38 PM

Thanks for the advise. I ended up buying a 22 ton Ariens. Has a local company that can service it and all the reviews look good.


-- Mazzy, San Francisco Bay Area,

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