Best Gas Log Splitter – My Top 3 Picks

 

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Are you looking for the best gas log splitters?

Something that’s powerful and can split through large logs with ease?

Well you’ve come to the right place because that’s exactly what I’ll be going over in this post.

IMAGE PRODUCT DETAILS  
Best Overall Champion 25-Ton
  • Splits wood up to 23.8 inches long
  • Gas Powered
  • Weighs 430 lbs
Champion 37-Ton
  • Splits logs up to 24-inches long
  • Gas Powered
  • Weighs 573 lbs.
Champion 7-Ton
  • Splits up to 19-inch wood
  • Gas-powered
  • Weighs 143.3 lbs.

Champion 25-Ton- Best Overall

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  • Splits wood up to 23.8 inches long
  • Gas Powered
  • Weighs 430 lbs

Powerful

This log splitter is great for the toughest woods weighing as high as 100 lbs. It uses an entire 27 tons of splitting power. In other words, 27 tons of weight will be forcing the wood against the wedge.

There is a reliable 224CC champion engine ensuring that your machine will run great with a long lifespan. Also, the engine is 4 stroke which means it takes just gasoline.

Fast

This Champion is great for its quick, 12-second cycle. This gives it the ability to run as many as 300 cycles per hour. But what good is this to you? The splitting wedge will take 12 seconds to fully extend and fully retract. This speed is good for up to 300 wood splits in only an hour.

Versatile

A unique aspect of this particular wood splitter is its ability to convert the beam to either a horizontal or vertical state. This gives you the advantage to change to a position that best suits you or the logs you are dealing with.

When you add this to the machine’s portability, there’s no limit to where and how you can use this wood splitter. It comes equipped with a 2-inch ball coupler, large 16-inch tires, and an arm with an extended reach.

These aspects give it the ability to hook up to a wide variety of ATV’s, tractors, and small vehicles. The maximum recommended towing speed is 45 miles per hour.

Pros
  • PortablenInterchangeable beam to vertical or horizontalnOnly takes 12 seconds for a cycle which allows 300 splits in an hournSplits wood as long as 23.8 inches and as heavy as 100 poundsnLow oil shut off helps maintain engine lifenIncludes a log catchern2-year warrantynFree lifetime technical supportn
Cons
  • HeavynHas fumes and emissionsnMore maintenance than electricn

Champion 37-Ton

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  • Splits logs up to 24-inches long
  • Gas Powered
  • Weighs 573 lbs.

Power

As the name suggests, the Champion 37-ton wood splitter has a splitting capacity of 37-tons. The engine is fairly large at 338cc or 338 cubic capacity. This makes it not only larger than the 25-ton splitter I’ve already looked at but also quite a bit heavier. This engine is also 4-stroke. 

Speed 

Due to the 2-stage gear pump, the pressure applied to the log in order to split it can be changed depending on the level of resistance. For example, if you’re splitting any hardwood, the machine will be best utilized with the low flow/high-pressure setting.

However, if it’s cutting through the wood easily, a high flow/low pressure will split the wood faster. In other words, the higher speed delivers less pressure whereas the slower speed delivers more pressure.

The cycle time or time that it takes the arm to fully extend and retract is only 16 seconds. This allows for up to 225 cycles per hour. This means you have the ability to make 225 splits in only an hour. 

Durable

With a cast iron sleeve, this machine is built to last. There’s a convenient, low oil shut off feature which will stop the splitter if there isn’t enough in it. This is an ideal way to guarantee a longer life span of the engine. Both the log cradle and log catcher are built to endure logs as heavy as 100 lbs. 

The 2-inch ball coupler and extendable arm make the splitter easy to tow. Most ATVs, tractors, or small vehicles will be able to accommodate this behind it. You can pull it at a speed of up to 45 miles per hour.

Pros
  • PortablenBeam converts from vertical to horizontaln16 second cycle time; 225 splits in an hournSplits up to 24 inches long and 100 poundsnLow oil shut offnLog catchern2-year warrantynFree lifetime technical supportn
Cons
  • Very heavynGives off fumes and emissions; not good for indoor usen

Champion 7-Ton

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  • Splits up to 19-inch wood
  • Gas-powered
  • Weighs 143.3 lbs.

Powerful

Even though this is the smallest wood splitter in this guide, it’s still quite powerful. The engine is only 80cc or 80 cubic capacity. This has enough power to split through any wood as long as 19 inches and as heavy as 50 lbs. 

Lightweight and Portable

Since the engine is so much smaller than the other two we’ve looked at, the machine is also way lighter. At only 143.3 lbs. it can be tilted up onto its 10-inch, never-flat wheels and transported around by hand. It’s small enough to fit into most truck beds but still comes with a 2-inch ball coupler for towing up to 45 mph. 

Durable

The cast-iron sleeve is designed to take a beating. You can be ensured that this will withstand the test of all different types of logs. The recoil provides a safe and reliable start-up for your machine. Due to the smaller, low profile size of this machine, it’s built close to the ground.

This means less hassle of needing to lift heavy logs onto the splitter. The hydraulics utilize 3 gallons per minute making sure that the 7 tons of pressure will easily slice through the logs.

Pros
  • LightweightnPortable by hand or ATVnNever flat tiresnLow oil shut offn20 second cycle time which is capable of 180 cycles per hourn2-year warrantynFree lifetime technical supportn
Cons
  • Can only be operated in a horizontal positionnNot good for heavier than 50 lb. logsnFumes and emissions make this less environmentally friendly than electric splittersn

Conclusion

The best gas log splitter is the Champion 25-Ton. It splits wood up to 23.8 inches long thanks to its 224CC gas powered engine. It weighs 430 lbs/195kg and needs to be towed by a vehicle. 

Hope you found what you were looking for in this guide.

Happy splitting!

– Adam