Customer Reviews 6 item(s)
- Md 5-Ton Log-Splitter
Md 5-Ton Log-Splitter Arrived promptly but with French instructions. However, they were changed and posted in two days.
Overall highly recommend
- Great. Just the ticket. No complaints
Great. Just the ticket. No complaints Quite satisfied with splitter. The extra spacer log makes it all much quicker and placed up on secure surface at waist height gives smooth operation.
- Excellent Product But with One Problematic Feature
Excellent Product But with One Problematic Feature This is a powerful and excellent machine.However with the controls so low down one has to crouch down to operate, with the start switch low to the right and the control handle to the right in front of the machine.
I made the mistake of using a second log because the machine is a bit longer than my normal logs as an additional "prod" and it jumped back hitting me in the face.My fault entirely. However I have now designed and had welded a cage that covers the machine and will trap any potential "jump back" from the splitter carriage.
I think it would be better to have the starter button on a long lead so that one does not have to crouch down and risk having one's face so close to the machine.Otherwise a really effective and powerful piece of machinery.
- Use Carefully!
Use Carefully! The log splitter came ready assembled and we tried it out immediately! Needed a smaller log to make sure main log reached the splitting point.
It split our seasoned and unseasoned logs, but it was a two person job.
Need one person to man the controls and the other to position logs and make sure whole thing is stable. Will be a useful tool.
- Great Piece of Kit - A Shame It Won't Do Smaller Logs
Great Piece of Kit - A Shame It Won't Do Smaller Logs This machine works really well. We have a small area of woodland and burn a lot of logs. I had built up a small stack of logs which were too big for our open fire but couldn't raise the enthusiasm to use an axe. The splitter went through the stack really quickly.
As another reviewer has said, one slight annoyance is that the ram stops when it is about 20cm from the wedge, which means that not only can you not split shorter logs but also some longer logs will only partially split.
The instructions are really simple and no assembly was required. The one bit of stupid instruction is that it expects you to use the splitter on a 60-70cm high platform, bolted down if necessary. I can't imagine that many people would do this: the logical thing to do is to take the splitter to somewhere near where your logs are, find a stable bit of ground, and run an extension. The instructions also say you shouldn't use an extension longer than 10m.
A good safety feature is that it needs 2-hand operation: one on the button and one on the hydraulic lever. When you take both hands off it returns to start point, which is slightly annoying as most logs will be 30-40cm long.
- Generally Very Good
Generally Very Good For logs long enough, this product is excellent. It would have been useful to have had a minimum log length quoted as well as a maximum length, as many of the logs we need to split are too short for the ram to push on to the splitting wedge.
The instructions say not to put two logs on at a time but this is the only way to split the shorter logs. Otherwise, great product.