The 10 Best Hydraulic Log Splitters
This wiki has been updated 12 times since it was first published in October of 2018. When faced with large stacks of timber or an unwillingness to strain your back using an axe or maul, it's worth considering a hydraulic log splitter to make the process much easier. Helpful for homeowners and contractors alike, there are many to choose from at varying prices. You'll find gas-, electric-, and even hand-powered ways to turn downed trees into ready-to-burn firewood. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. If you'd like to contribute your own research to the Wiki, please get started by reviewing this introductory video.
November 23, 2018:
Your primary concern here is how thick your logs will be. Everything on our list should last years (may years, even) with proper upkeep — though it may be a good idea to add an aftermarket hydraulic filter to the larger ones, to extend their lifespan. Most people can get by with the Wen, while the Boss is a step up in power and price. Pros ought to take a strong look at the Frictionless World Dirty Hand Tools model, because as from the silly name, it's a well-constructed and road-worthy beast. Purists, of course, need look no further than the Sun Joe, which is powered by none other than the user him or herself.