Customer Reviews 7 item(s)
- Wish I'd Bought One Years Ago
Wish I'd Bought One Years Ago A great alternative to manually splitting logs with an axe. The splitter arrived the day before the stand, and it was difficult to use at ground level, so I'd say a stand is essential.
If you're moving the device about it is necessary to adjust the cap on the hydraulic reservoir, which I didn't find especially easy to locate. Perhaps a valve rather than a simple screw seal might be better, if technically possible. A minor point though, and as a reminder I've tied a label on to the screw.
On short acquaintance a brilliant, time and effort saving device. The five-ton capacity has been perfectly adequate for the domestic use it's had.
- Solid No Frills Logsplitter
Solid No Frills Logsplitter Four stars because the MD Logsplitter does lack some of the frills incorporated in more expensive splitters. But the key here is 'more expensive'. The MD splitter does what's expected without fuss and bother, and for the price what more can you expect?
Assembly of the stand is straightforward but lifting the splitter into position on the stand was much easier with two. When in position bolting up is a fairly simple one man job. As mentioned in a previous review the stand is a little low, but is probably a reasonable compromise as a one size fits all.
Once set up the splitter is easy and straightforward to use. While speed is compromised by the lack of a stroke-length feature, in practice this probably adds only seconds to the operation and for the average user won't be noticeable. I split a week's worth of logs in about 40 minutes, the majority of time spent lifting wood from the log pile and stacking the split logs.
I deliberately ran a number of very thick, knotted logs through the splitter as a trial and was pleasantly surprised to find it managed to cope very well. I also managed to split some fairly thin 'kindling' although this was less efficient than using a hand axe and was more to test the limits of the splitter than anything.
Again as previously mentioned, the splitter and stand is heavy to move around and on anything but a hard level surface would, I think, need to be carried rather than rolling on the stand's wheels.
The nuts and bolts for the stand were missing on arrival but were quickly sent on following a call to customer services.
Overall then very pleased with the product, price and service from MowDirect.
- Good Product Well Built
Good Product Well Built Product easy to use once built but very heavy to move about on its stand and wheels. Adjustable height stand would have been useful as I find the height just too short for my height. Unloading of package needs two people (only a van driver appeared so I had to help him). It does ideally require two men to assemble it, although by careful planning I managed to do it single handedly with supporting wooden blocks.
2 Missing / broken minor parts seemed to take ages to come after requesting them, but didn't stop its use. Incorporation of a movable stop to prevent the ram returning all the way back between each split would be a welcome addition. Good instructions
- Excellent Marketing and Supply of a Worthwhile Product
Excellent Marketing and Supply of a Worthwhile Product I searched the internet for a log splitter and finally, late on a Sunday night, decided what I wanted. Keyed in the product and the MowDirect site came up.
So the sequence of events was, placed my order with MowDirect before midnight Sunday. They picked it up first thing Monday, acknowledged it, and gave me a trace-ability number to use with XPD Express. Picked up the XPD trace Tuesday first thing and it indicated delivery between 2- 4pm, which they did.
Wednesday morning unpacked and used the splitter (after reading the instructions) without the stand and produced a barrow load of logs in a very short time - effortlessly. Have since fitted it to the stand, and am still delighted with it. I should have got one years ago.
Well done MowDirect in providing a quality product from an easy to use web site, with full attention to Customer Service.
- Great Service and Equipment
Great Service and Equipment MowDirect service was great. The stand for the splitter was not in stock so they called to let me know and arranged a day that suited us for delivery. It was nice to get a phone call and not a faceless email.
The log splitter is robust and is easy to attach the stand. It performs really well with wet and dry logs. It's more compact than my friend's model.
I would definitely recommend MowDirect and this piece of equipment.
- Excellent Bit of Kit
Excellent Bit of Kit Arrived next day and delivery driver phoned me with delivery time so I was able to ensure someone was around to take collection.
The machine is easy to use and slices easily through fresh cut wood It also coped efficiently with dried hard wood that was cut approx 3 years ago.
A word of caution though: the dry wood was prone to flying around a bit as it was cut. It all goes away from the operating side so no danger to the user, however I would suggest that if cutting dry wood, check there is nobody in the firing line.
An excellent product that I would highly recommend
- Excellent Product and Service
Excellent Product and Service Easy to order and arrived as promised. On arrival the plastic lifting-handle had been damaged in transit - but no problem as MowDirect sent a replacement with no quibble whatsoever. I simply phoned up and the replacement arrived first class the very next day! That was good service indeed - you can't get better than that.
The splitter is superb and exceeds my expectations. It is sturdily built and splits logs much larger than the 25cm stated, I've split green and dry logs with ease. It makes log-splitting a joy, so much so that I ration myself to a few logs a day as a I find it so therapeutic. What was an arduous, dangerous and back breaking task is now a pleasure.
The stand which is included is invaluable as it makes it easy to manoeuvre and provides a comfortable working height.
The price was approx £50 cheaper than anywhere else for exactly the same machine. I'm delighted with both the product and the service that MowDirect provided.