Best Log Splitter For Firewood – My Top 4 Picks

 

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Are you looking for the best log splitter for firewood?

Something that will split through your wood like butter? Well you’ve come to the right place because that’s exactly what I’ll be going over in this post.

Let’s get straight into it!

IMAGE PRODUCT DETAILS  
Best Overall WEN Splitter
  • Splits logs up to 10 inches in diameter
  • Electric
  • 98 pounds
PowerSmart
  • Can split logs up to 10 inches in diameter
  • Electric powered
  • 101 pounds
Big Logs Champion 25-Ton
  • Splits logs up to 24-inches in length and 100 pounds in weight
  • Gas powered
  • 430 pounds
Mighty Hand
  • For manually splitting
  • 13 pounds
  • Can split logs up to 8 inches wide

1. WEN Splitter – Best Overall

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  • Splits logs up to 10 inches in diameter
  • Electric 
  • 98 pounds 

13000 pounds splitting capacity

The WEN splitter is a moderately powerful log splitter with 6.5 tons of splitting power. This is more than enough for household log splitting tasks.

The cycle time for this electric splitter is 20 seconds so you don’t have to wait long. 20 seconds cycle time means a whopping 120 logs an hour, so you don’t need to stay out all day splitting logs. 

Easy to use

This wood splitter is equipped with an auto-return cylinder. Meaning the WEN splitter will automatically reset the cylinder’s position after every split. This saves you from manually resetting the cylinders position every time you add a log, saving you precious time and energy. 

It also comes with a 34-inch stand mount. For those that prefer it, the stand will elevate the splitter so you won’t strain your back by constantly bending over to load the logs.

The 5.5-inch wheels on this splitter make it easy for you to move it, and to put the cherry on top, the wheels will never go flat. Combine that with the comfortable handle and you will have no problem pulling it around.

Spacious and Accurate

With the ability to split logs of up to 20.5-inch in length, you don’t need to worry about it being too small. Just load the log, start the splitter and watch it split the log. And the perfect 45-degree wedge on this splitter is there to make sure you’ll never end up with unevenly split logs.

Pros
  • Silent operation because of the electric motornEquipped with never-flat wheelsnHas a 34-inch standnDoesn’t produce fumesn
Cons
  • Needs an outlet since it’s electric poweredn

2. PowerSmart

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  • Can split logs up to 10 inches in diameter 
  • Electric powered
  • 101 pounds 

Splitting capacity

The PowerSmart Power PS90 has a modest 6 ton splitting capacity. It’s not the most powerful out there by any means but that doesn’t mean it’s not powerful. You’ll be able to split any type of log easily with this electric powered splitter. The cycle time when splitting is just about 20 seconds, making it pretty  fast.

You don’t have to wait all day to split one log. Load it up, wait a few seconds and load another one in. Compared to the traditional method of splitting logs using an axe, this splitter takes the crown because it will save you a lot of time and energy.

Versatile 

Depending on your preference, you can choose to use this splitter on the ground or on a bench. Since it’s electric powered, you will have no issues with fumes. This means you don’t need to be outside exposed to the elements, this is especially important if it’s cold outside. Bring the splitter indoors and split away.

The fact that it can be used indoors also means less work for you. Imagine having to drag it outside every time you want to use it just to drag it back inside when it rains or snows.

It does have wheels that make it easier to move around but it doesn’t take away from the fact that it weighs just over 100 pounds  so it’s not super heavy.

Pros
  • No fumes so it can be operated indoors nCan be used on the ground or on a benchn
Cons
  • Not good for the very large logsn

3. Champion 25-Ton – For Big Logs

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  • Splits logs up to 24-inches in length and 100 pounds in weight 
  • Gas powered 
  • 430 pounds

Great splitting capacity

Gas powered log splitters are more powerful than electric ones and the Champion 25-ton splitter is a testament to that statement. You will have no problems splitting large logs with this splitter.

This  224cc engine will easily handle logs that weigh up to 100 pounds, yes you read right, it’s that powerful. You don’t need to worry about the logs you load into it, just load it and watch it get split.

This log splitter has a cycle time of 12 seconds, which is very  fast. 300 cycles per hour is no joke, you can split logs for just a few hours and end up with enough firewood to last you weeks of constant use. 

Versatile and portable

The Champion 25-ton log splitter is powerful but heavy. That is why it’s equipped with wheels that are large enough to be towed. It’s nearly impossible to push and pull the 430-pound machine, but that doesn’t mean you can’t tow it. Say someone  wants to borrow the splitter. You can simply tow it to his house.

Of course you can’t drive at 100mph while towing it, in fact you can’t go over 45 mph but that’s more than enough speed when towing something like this. 

This splitter can also be used both horizontally and vertically. You can easily change between the two positions in a matter of seconds. Meaning you can handle larger and heavier logs with ease.

Pros
  • Very powerfulnCan be towednFairly fast cycle timen
Cons
  • Heavy

4. Mighty Hand

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  • For manually splitting
  • 13 pounds
  • Can split logs up to 8 inches wide

Easy to use

The Mighty Hand cast iron kindling splitter is as easy to use as they come. Just pop in your log and hit it a few times with a hammer. This will reduce the risk of injuries and save you time. You won’t need to swing a sharp axe towards your hands just to have a warm fire.

This splitter has holes in the bottom so you may anchor it to the ground in case you need to make it sturdier. Besides the optional anchoring, there is no installation required, you won’t need to spend time assembling it. 

Portable

Weighing slightly over 13 pounds, the Mighty Hand kindling splitter is extremely portable. This makes it a great option for camping. It’s light and small enough to be carried around. You won’t hurt your back moving it around and it’s a nice tool to have when camping. Just be sure to take a hammer with you. 

Pros
  • Highly portablenSturdy nLight weightn
Cons
  • Only used for small logsn

Conclusion

The best log splitter for firewood is the WEN Splitter. It splits logs up to 10 inches in diameter thanks to its 15 amp electric powered motor. It weighs 98 pounds/44.4kg making it portable and easy to maneuver.

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

Happy splitting!

– Adam