It seems there are various postings online about a specific log splitter. Hopefully we can compile a thread of nothing but log splitters- all types. It does not matter if it is powered by electric, gas, foot, or arm or if you found it in the trash, purchased it, swapped something for it, rebuilding it, or made it yourself. The only thing that matters is that you are using it or you are planning on using it to split your wood supply. Here is our homemade splitter. This splitter was made circa 1980 and is an heirloom piece. This splitter has a 28 inch capacity and was raised from the originally very low height via tires and axle. The unit was made from an 8hp Tecumsh (cast iron sleeve) engine, 12 or 16 gpm- two stage pump combo kit from the once Northern Hydraulics (now Northern Tool). We increased the engine from an 8hp Techumse to a 13/14hp Preditor from Harbor Freight. We can now run the engine just slightly above idle and now the governor regulates the rpm. I am now installing a lift to take care of the larger rounds. So, let's see those beautiful splitters and a description of the specifications right here!