YARDMAX 5-Ton Electric Log Splitter

Last updated date: April 26, 2019

DWYM Score
8.9

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We looked at the top 1 Log Splitters and dug through the reviews from 11 of the most popular review sites including Comparaboo, Best Reviews Guide, Idea Hacks, 10 Techy, Wise Pick, Wiki EZ Vid, All About Log Splitter, Uncle Fred's Farm, A Guide Pro, Tools Daddy and more. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Log Splitter you should buy.

Overall Take

In our analysis of 146 expert reviews, the YARDMAX YARDMAX 5-Ton Electric Log Splitter placed 5th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note May 2, 2019:
Checkout The Best Log Splitter for a detailed review of all the top log splitters.

Expert Summarized Score
9.2
11 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.2
107 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
The split log is held in place by a tray table that prevents it from falling to the ground (or onto your foot!), making it easy to split the half-logs into quarters by running them.
- Gardening Products Review
This unit has a strong five-ton ram force.
- Idea Hacks
The YARDMAX YS0552 has a 5-ton RAM force to get jobs done easily.
- 10 Techy
This model is ideal for splitting softwoods up to 15 inches and also comes with a removable stand with large seven-inch wheels for ease of use and portability.
- Wise Pick
It is well constructed with metal parts.
- Wiki EZ Vid
Yardmax Log Splitter YS0552 can handle larger logs and in some cases knotty ones.
- All About Log Splitter
The splitter is easy to operate due to its 2 handles that minimize the risks of getting injured.
- Uncle Fred's Farm
The YARDMAX YS0552 comes with a log tray and stand so you can simply load the log in place and cut it.
- A Guide Pro
The really surprising thing (for the price) is the thought that has gone into this design.The assembled stand height means you don’t need to bend over as with other splitters and the attached log tray also helps save your back.
- Tools Daddy
What experts didn't like
The legs do not fold up for transportation and somewhat heavy for a single person to lift.
- Idea Hacks
There are some complaints about warranty.
- 10 Techy
It certainly isn't designed for heavy-duty or high-volume use
- Wiki EZ Vid
Difficult to move around in the yard as the tires are made of hard plastic.
- All About Log Splitter
May leak after a few uses.
- Uncle Fred's Farm
You might read about some complaints about claiming the warranty on this product.
- A Guide Pro
The only drawback with the Yardmax is pretty hefty at 100 lbs. If your woodpile is uphill it will probably take two to get it there.
- Tools Daddy

From The Manufacturer

The Yardmax 5 ton electric log splitter gives you the power to tackle tough challenges and make log splitting simple and efficient. High-powered, lightweight and easy to maneuver and operate, Yardmax log Splitters are built to maximize user experience and results. Yardmax electric log Splitters offer the strength, speed and durability of a high-end product at a far more reasonable price. Yardmax’s electric log Splitters provide the ruggedness needed to take on the job — with the ease, portability and convenience of clean, electric splitting.

Overall Product Rankings

1. Boss Industrial Electric Log Splitter
Overall Score: 9.4
Expert Reviews: 21
2. Champion 7-Ton Compact Gas Log Splitter
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 27
3. WEN 6.5-Ton Electric Log Splitter
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 18
5. YARDMAX 5-Ton Electric Log Splitter
Overall Score: 8.9
Expert Reviews: 11
8. Performance Built T20 Kinetic Log Splitter
Overall Score: 8.5
Expert Reviews: 1
9. Sun Joe Logger Joe 10-Ton Hydraulic Log Splitter
Overall Score: 8.5
Expert Reviews: 22
10. PowerSmart Electric Log Splitter
Overall Score: 8.2
Expert Reviews: 8

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