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How quiet is the Ramsplitter electric splitter

Post in 'The Gear' started by brian89gp, Apr 7, 2013.

  1. brian89gp

    brian89gp Feeling the Heat

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    I've watched youtube video's of it but its hard to tell how loud it actually is. Live in an urban area with tiny lots and while my neighbors regularly annoy me by noise I would prefer to do as much as I can not to return the favor. Also electric would allow me to run it in the (heated) garage over the winter time. Yea, I am a wuss.

    So, anybody have any experience with them and how loud they are? I have a 3hp table saw, how do they compare to that?

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  2. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    Quieter than one with a combustion engine .
    Hum of the motor & pump.
    I'd say no hearing protection required.

    We are waiting for you to buy one & give us a review. :)

    Good point about using it indoors !
  3. MasterMech

    MasterMech Guest

    I wanna see the electric splitter that generates noise complaints. ::-)

    I'm with Dave, it's going to be just about as quiet as full size splitters can get without switching off to human powered.
  4. HDRock

    HDRock Minister of Fire

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    Never thought about it, (cuz U can carry on a normal conversation while running it) but maybe I will take my Sound Level Meter out and check mine.
    The splitting wood makes more noise than the splitter
    If I remember right TS is around 70-80 db cutting, a lot more than a elect splitter
    Edit TS 105 db
  5. melissa71

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    It's very quiet, like HD said, the splitting wood makes more noise than the splitter. You definitely won't be bugging the neighbors with it. Definitely more quiet than a table saw, or at least quieter than my chop saw.
  6. MrWhoopee

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    A lot noisier than the Homelite/Ryobi/Harbor Freight electrics, particularly since the motor runs continuously instead of just when splitting. It is, of course, of significantly higher tonnage. I'm sure it will irritate you much more than the neighbors.
  7. paul bunion

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    They are 81dB measured at 2 feet away. It actually runs a a few dB quieter under load as part of the noise is the hydraulic bypass. It is louder as the split shatters under load, but the machine noise is right around 81 dB. You can easily carry on a conversation nearby.

    But please do not take that as a recommendation, I recently bought a 16 ton H/V but have serious problems with the build quality of the machine which have yet to be rectified by the owner of the company, despite his repeated assurance that they will be corrected. I.e. he says he has sent that tools to me to fix the poor craftsmanship yet they never arrive. So if you are looking for a quiet splitter and don't mind rebuilding a brand new yet shoddy crafted machine after paying top dollar for it you will be completely satisfied.
  8. melissa71

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    Paul, what's wrong with your splitter? Mine had a faulty switch, but they did send me a replacement. It also had a crap paint job, with scratches down to bare metal. They promised they'd send touchup paint, and never did. Their customer service leaves a lot to be desired.
  9. Lakeside

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    Have you considered an Electric Super Split ?

    Just a thought.
  10. paul bunion

    paul bunion Minister of Fire

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    1) I needed to get use a file and hack saw just to put the drawbar frame into the axle/tank assembly due to an arc weld blob blocking the channel.
    2) There is arc weld splatter/paint overspray clogging up the hydraulic fluid cap threads such that the cap screws in about 1/4 of a turn before getting stripped by the welding turds. if you want a 'cap' on your hydraulics you might as well go get a cheap bottle of wine and save the cork. Or get a good bottle of wine and enjoy it.

    Doug promised to send me a tap to fix the threads and a new cap to replace the stripped one. Neither has arrived despite the fact that he has said they were sent. And he was able to get the splitter to me in 7 days by freight as promised so I'm pretty sure the post office could have delivered the repair parts within a month if he had actually sent them TWICE as he said he had.
  11. brian89gp

    brian89gp Feeling the Heat

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    How well does it handle the tough stuff? Last batch of splitting consisted of some 30" petrified american elm and 26" osage orange, both of which gave the 22 ton gas splitter a workout.
  12. Lakeside

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    I have not had to split osage orange or petrified american elm. I think the toughest stuff so far was some knotty crapapple which took 3 hits. Regarding large rounds , split some 30 inch red oak with 1 hit . Check-out logrite's video for crotch stuff @ the 4min mark.


    To my knowledge there is no one splitter that has all the features to satisfy everyone , this is one option to consider if you are looking for a low noise one.
  13. pdhowell

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    I have that splitter, bought several years ago, build quality was very good . I have worked it very hard, no problems that were not my own fault. I have the older 2 hp wired for 10 amp/240 volt spinning 1750 rpm. You will hear pump noise, not motor noise. Outside, so help me, I have forgotten to shut it off overnight. It hums loudly. Splitting inside my garage in the winter for kindling, the noise is seemingly much more high pitched and, to me irritating. But nothing I would have to use ear protection for. I would think that a motor spinnning the pump at 3450 rpm would be louder and even more of a higher pitch.

    It splits anything, any wood I can lift on the beam.

    Maybe helpful

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