Looking for an electric splitter?

babalu87 Posted By babalu87, Mar 13, 2006 at 4:53 PM

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    I have seen those many times on Ebay.

    I tend to believe Elk so if I am going to buy one, it is going to be the Ryobi. Elk was impressed with its performance.

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    DR splitter make a 6 ton model not bad it has that extra power where 4 ton splitters will not push threw.
    I have actually used one that 50% more power splits better than the ryobi
    4 ton the ryobi wins hands down I just wish they were 8 tons or more, Omega has the tonage increases but factor the person you are doing business with and review the payment policy. You will discover why I caution your dealing with Omega.
     
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    Another big benefit to Ryobi is that it can be purchased at Home Depot. Easy to return if it doesn't work for you.
     
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    Correct me if I am wrong but HD return policy is 90 days with a receit
    All these smaller units are made in China or from Pacific Basin locations

    Dr power equipment has been in business a long time. Not a fly by night opperation noted for quality yard machines.
    My suggestion for you is head down to home depot purchase the ryobi and put it threw the paces. I think you will find it a keeper.
    If not then you just learned what 4 tons will do Return it and seeek a more powerfull splitter.
    IT the convience factor, plug it in and begin splitting The chipping away at the pile approach. Especially appreciated as we age and swinging a maul takes a more noticable toll on our bodies. Been there when younger, rented the gas splitter worked my@** off, paid for that experience for days. To really get the most out of the rental you have to be setup and organized. Because after 2 hours one gets damn tired. I still hand split with a maul for excersise and some instances it is the quickest way to get a small vollume done.
    I wish these smaller electric were priced cheaper and more powerfull. It's too bad Omega is such a smuck. He sells 6, 7, and 9 ton splitters. 7 or 9 tons is quite a power difference
     
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