The 6 Best Manual Log Splitters

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This wiki has been updated 23 times since it was first published in November of 2018. Unless you have the money to spend on an electric model, cutting firewood is going to require at least a bit of effort. These manual log splitters come in a variety of styles, some of which will barely make the user break a sweat, while others rely on the operator's striking power to create the necessary force. Whichever you choose, they will all help you prepare for the winter. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Sun Joe LJ10M

2. Fiskars Super

3. Wel-Bilt Horizontal

Editor's Notes

November 07, 2018:

Manual log splitters come in a range of style. Everything from an axe to a wedge to an engineered hydraulic ram can be considered one, so we thought it prudent to include at least one of every type to give our readers options. All of these can handle a lot of wood without failing.

4. Logosol Smart-Splitter

5. Kindling Cracker King

6. Estwing Sure Wedge

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