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Woodeze electric 7-ton Log Splitter

Post in 'The Gear' started by MikeC, Nov 16, 2010.

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  1. MikeC

    MikeC Member

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    Hi folks,

    I am looking into an electric log splitter. I read the reviews on TF and Ryobi. I am leaning towards the TF but notice this 7-ton electric log splitter. It looks sturdy in my opinion.

    http://www.northlineexpress.com/itemdesc.asp?ic=5WZ-LS75

    Has anyone use or seen this particular brand? If so, pros/cons?

    Thanks.

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  2. murphy0421

    murphy0421 New Member

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    I have the same splitter, but it is badged under the Pow R Kraft brand. It is only 2 months old and I have run about 2 cords of oak and cherry thru it. I have had to reposition a couple of pieces that were really big, but it split everything I threw at it. With the 2 speed motor you can speed up to a round, slow down to crack it, then speed it up to run thru it. It splits quicker then the other electric I used. Overall, I am happy with the unit. I didn't have the $1000+ to spend on a gas splitter and still enjoy splitting wood by hand.

    Any questions just ask.
  3. raybonz

    raybonz Minister of Fire

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    That's the best electric log splitter video I've seen yet.. My TF splitter works very good with oak as well but elm is like mission impossible with it.. I like a few others here got a great deal on it and I posted a review on it last year here on the forum.. Many others also have the 4 ton Ryobi and they love them as well.. I do like the 7 ton in that video but it's quite a bit more money and I am sure much heavier.. If power is readily available electrics are nice to work with and MUCH quieter and cheaper to run.. A small platform to bring the splitter up off the ground makes it easier to work with rather than being crouched low to the ground.. Werner makes a small aluminum platform which works well for this purpose plus it's handy for other things as well..

    The review/discussion is here: http://www.hearth.com/econtent/index.php/forums/viewthread/44366/

    Ray
  4. MikeC

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    Thanks murphy0421. I do not have the $$$ nor space to purchase a gas splitter.
  5. MikeC

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    I am torn now. 7-ton or TF? Bigger the better?
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    tfdchief Minister of Fire

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    I had a 6 ton electric once and it split most stuff, very compact and quiet. If you can live with what it wont split, then they are a great tool. I would recommend a one handle operation like the DR electric that I had. Some require two levers to operate. A little difficult if you need to hold the log for position or adjust it at the beginning of the stroke.
  7. dave360up

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    You also might want to consider the Speeco 5-ton electric from Tractor Supply. It is the same price as the Task Force (or less when on sale or with a coupon). It is one-handed operation and that is one of the features that made me choose it over the Task Force. So far I have been pretty pleased with it. I still intend to write a review of it soon and post it to this site. I am very glad to have a free hand and to be able to position my face and body back behind the splitter.
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    Yes, I read about the differences you wrote between the Speeco and TF. The closest TS store is 30 miles away. I guess I can take a little drive.
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    One hand is a nice feature but so far I've managed OK with the 2 hand operation.. There are no Tractor Supply stores in this area so not an option for me..I would like to see your splitter in operation..

    Ray
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    ecocavalier02 Minister of Fire

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    looks like a decent splitter. i just cant justify buying one yet. i love the exercise. also i dont want to have one and get lazy lol. im starting to sell wood so maybe after i sell enuff to pay for it i wil.
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    That Woodeze splitter looks very similar to my Ryobi, though I'm sure many of the electrics are built similarly.
    As for performance, the Ryobi did most of what I needed it to but sometimes I would toss wood (primarily oak) because it couldn't split it. Now that I have a gas splitter, I appreciate the noise level and size of the electric, but I would still take my gas over the electric any day.

    S
  12. MikeC

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    I would not mind purchasing a Fiskars but I have young ones and do not want to swing anything like that around while they are outside too. I'm going for convenience.

    I found out that our neighbor can bring in a gas splitter free of charge. I guess I will go this route to save money and space.....
  13. MikeC

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    I was at Lowes the other day and saw the TF. I thought it was pretty nice. So tempting....
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