YARDMAX 5-Ton Electric Log Splitter

Last updated: April 26, 2019

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Product Details

In our analysis of 131 expert reviews, the YARDMAX 5-Ton Electric Log Splitter placed 5th when we looked at the top 9 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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.

Expert Reviews

What reviewers 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.
This unit has a strong five-ton ram force.
The YARDMAX YS0552 has a 5-ton RAM force to get jobs done easily.
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.
It is well constructed with metal parts.
Yardmax Log Splitter YS0552 can handle larger logs and in some cases knotty ones.
The splitter is easy to operate due to its 2 handles that minimize the risks of getting injured.
The YARDMAX YS0552 comes with a log tray and stand so you can simply load the log in place and cut it.
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.

What reviewers didn't like

The legs do not fold up for transportation and somewhat heavy for a single person to lift.
There are some complaints about warranty.
It certainly isn't designed for heavy-duty or high-volume use
Difficult to move around in the yard as the tires are made of hard plastic.
May leak after a few uses.
You might read about some complaints about claiming the warranty on this product.
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.
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