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I always split my logs entirely by hand, a range of axes and a big maul when necessary.  These days the wedges stay in the garage and any unsplitable crotches get blocked up with the chainsaw.  12-15m3 a year.  I enjoy the exercise.

However every now and again I find myself browsing log splitters on the web and I may have found a good deal which has me thinking perhaps I should get one.  Does anyone here know much about them?  They all look much of a muchness other than the power and stroke length which varies a little, is there much to go wrong on these things?  I'm guessing they are a little slow but how bad in reality?  How long would one take to split a m³ say?

 

This is the one I've seen, and the price seems about £70 cheaper than I've seen other 7 tonne splitters

 


Electric 7 Ton Tractor Log Splitter | Tractor Mounted Log Splitter Max force: 7 tonnes at...

 

 

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I always split my logs entirely by hand, a range of axes and a big maul when necessary.  These days the wedges stay in the garage and any unsplitable crotches get blocked up with the chainsaw.  12-15m3 a year.  I enjoy the exercise.
However every now and again I find myself browsing log splitters on the web and I may have found a good deal which has me thinking perhaps I should get one.  Does anyone here know much about them?  They all look much of a muchness other than the power and stroke length which varies a little, is there much to go wrong on these things?  I'm guessing they are a little slow but how bad in reality?  How long would one take to split a m³ say?
 
This is the one I've seen, and the price seems about £70 cheaper than I've seen other 7 tonne splitters
 
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Electric 7 Ton Tractor Log Splitter | Tractor Mounted Log Splitter Max force: 7 tonnes at...  
 
Any comments welcome.



Looks utterly useless.
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Yes awful ad isn't it Rob!

Perhaps on purpose, the cheap price and awful description leave me thinking it might not actually exist.

Since it's the same power and stroke, and about the same price before the discount, I think it might be a Scheppach unit, if it does exist.

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Do clamber down from the fence Andy 🤣. Seriously though, is that based on having tried one?
 


I’ve borrowed one very similar off a mate in the past. Soul destroyingly slow. Unless the grain is straight they won’t cut through anything.

If you’re clogging up that much firewood a year who not get a decent petrol splitter? I know you’re cheap but do yourself a favour. 🤣
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Noise.  Although I have a particular neighbour that I don't mind annoying with the noise of my 365, I do try not to make loads of noise, so I lean away from petrol splitters.  I am of course ' Budget conscious' too 😆

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13 minutes ago, neiln said:

Noise.  Although I have a particular neighbour that I don't mind annoying with the noise of my 365, I do try not to make loads of noise, so I lean away from petrol splitters.  I am of course ' Budget conscious' too 😆

There is literally nothing they can do about the noise of you splitting your own firewood with a petrol splitter witching sociable hours. Nothing.

 

There is decent electric splitters out there but from what I’ve seen they are all 3ph. 
 

Buy cheap buy twice. 
 

I love my Petrol Splitter, there is nothing it won’t split. Currently I’ve been busting up 32” beech rounds into manageable chunks then throwing them in the processor. Can get through what you use a year in a day this way. 
 

 

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1 hour ago, trigger_andy said:

There is literally nothing they can do about the noise of you splitting your own firewood with a petrol splitter witching sociable hours. Nothing.

 

Which is pretty much what I told the **** when he complained the other week, before smiling politely, popping the ear muffs back down and restarting the saw.... Then grinning..... Possibly less politely.

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41 minutes ago, neiln said:

Noise.  Although I have a particular neighbour that I don't mind annoying with the noise of my 365, I do try not to make loads of noise, so I lean away from petrol splitters.  I am of course ' Budget conscious' too 😆

Tight arse 🤭

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