homelite 5-ton log splitter
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Electric Log Splitter

Nothing beats kicking back near the glow of your backyard fire pit. It's the Paul Bunyan-style log-splitting that's a drag. You can split logs up to 20 inches long and 10 inches in diameter like butter with this 5-ton machine. It features a 15 amp induction motor and will run on regular household current, eliminating the need for fuel and the fumes that come with it. The compact machine can be easily moved by one person and comes with a six foot extension cord for added convenience. Two-handed operation keeps your hands clear of danger, requiring you to initiate the splitting away from the blade. It's no hardcore 27-ton hydraulic splitter, but it's also not going to cost you three times as much.

About $199; Homelite
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