New Splitter

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jabram

Member
Apr 4, 2007
22
fayetteville arkansas
Ordered a new splitter Jan. 5, arrived yesterday, got it assembled today. Rainy day so can't try it out today. This is my 3rd splitter over the last 25 years. Had many years of good service out of a 7ton DR electric but finally sold it and bought a 22T gas Huskee. Kinda of got tired of the starting problems, leaks, refilling fuel and fumes. Decided to go back electric since I never use a splitter anywhere but in my stacks area. This is a Boss dual action 10 Ton. Look forward to giving it a work out, hope this will be the last splitter I buy.

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qwee

Burning Hunk
Jan 17, 2013
119
Idaho
Please provide updates as I was thinking of going with that electric splitter in the 10 or 16 ton versions. There aren't many 10 ton or over electric splitters out there.
 

jabram

Member
Apr 4, 2007
22
fayetteville arkansas
Please provide updates as I was thinking of going with that electric splitter in the 10 or 16 ton versions. There aren't many 10 ton or over electric splitters out there.
Well it quit raining this afternoon so I rolled the splitter out of the shop and run it for a couple hours. It ran great, split white oak and hickory. Some rounds were up to 14" diameter. I like the dual action of this unit with the wedge going both ways. It will struggle with large knots on large rounds but that's not unexpected. The unit is pretty heavy for electric at 214 lbs. Can be a little "tippy" if you get to wrestling a big round. At this point I guess my only complaint is you need to be attentive to when the wedge reaches the end of it's travel (20.5"). If you don't release the lever pretty quick at the end of travel the motor will stall and then trip the breaker. My old DR electric would self trip the lever to neutral at the end of travel. Overall I'm happy with what I've experienced so far.
 

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