Last Updated on November 4, 2020
Do you need a log splitter for your farm? Here are the best log splitters based on you budget and preferences that will help make your life much easier during firewood season.
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If you plan on splitting wood on your farm, save yourself some trouble and get one of these log splitters. If you burn wood or even sell wood, you’ll realize that having one of these tools will be necessary. Here are our favorites.
Best Gas Powered Log Splitter
The Champion 7-Ton Compact is a great log splitter.
Yes, there are more powerful gas powered log splitters out there than this one but it’s hard to find one this good with this much power at this price point.
Rated at 7 tons, it has an 80cc engine and can split logs that weigh 50 lbs and are up to 19 inches in length.
It sits low to the ground which makes it easy to load.
With these features and price point, this is our choice for best gas powered log splitter.
Best Electric Log Splitter
Who says electric log splitters are too weak to get the job done?
This electric log splitter by WEN is rated at 6.5 tons and has a 15A motor. It can split logs 20.5 inches in length and 10 inches in diameter.
It can sit low to the ground or be extended up into the air.
The nice thing about an electric splitter is that you don’t have to listen to a loud gas powered engine or constantly breathe in exhaust.
And the best thing is that it’s about half the cost of our favorite gas log splitter.
With these features and price point, this is our choice for best electric log splitter.
Best Hand Powered Log Splitter
Hand powered log splitters are a slower than gas / electric splitters and require muscle power to work.
However, these types of splitters work great when you normally split wood with a maul but need additional assistance with larger logs and don’t want to spend a lot of money
You can split logs with up to 10 tons of pressure simply by pumping the two hydraulic RAM arms. That’s more pressure than our gas and electric powered splitters.
It will split logs up to 18 inches long and 8 inches wide.
If you are in the market for a one of these, this is our choice for best hand powered log splitter.
Best Maul Log Splitter
If you know me then you know that I’m a big fan of Fiskars.
And if you are going to split wood with a maul, you’ve got to check out the Fiskars Maul.
This maul has a patented design to greatly reduce the amount of shock and vibration you feel when you take a swing.
It’s 36 inches in length and has a forged steel head that is treated with a rust-resistant coating.
Not only is this a great maul, it also has a lifetime guarantee.
The Fiskars Maul is our choice for best maul log splitter.
Best Kindling Splitter
If you need an easy way to make kindling then this Kindling Cracker Firewood Splitter is it.
I personally own one of these and love it.
Simply place your log inside the ring and hit it with a small sledgehammer or the back of your maul.
The top ring is 6.5 inches in diameter this thing is pretty much maintenance free.
This is our choice for best kindling splitter.