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    log splitters

    i'm looking for a good reliable splitter probably around the 22 ton range. i checked out the swisher at canadian tire, and they also have a champion there as well. also a friend of mine said there was a troy bilt from lowes. whats everyones thoughts on what brand would be the best. i also wouldn't mind having the option of being able to flip it up to split wood vertically, but not all brands have that option. thanks



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    Re: log splitters

    I have a 25 ton from princess auto. honda power, have had it for about 5 years+, IMO there real good
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    Re: log splitters

    I know this sounds wimpy but try an electric one, we got one and I would never go back to a gas powered machine. Have used lots of them. Had a bunch of people laugh at me until they tried it. Works like a charm. About $250 at peavey mart.

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    Re: log splitters

    Crappy tire is where I bought my electric one 5 years ago and no issues so far. I split about 3-4 cords per season

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    Re: log splitters

    Sure is nice not having that engine screaming at you with the electric unit. I also do 3-4 cords a year. Some Birch and tamarack which is hard as a rock

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    Yup I have a electric on works great and super quiet

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    Re: log splitters

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    I have a 25 ton from princess auto. honda power, have had it for about 5 years+, IMO there real good
    X2 best bang for your buck

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    Re: log splitters

    Quote Originally Posted by pipes View Post
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    Been watching kijiji all summer and jack all any decent so going shopping next week for a new one too. I have a few hundred cord to split up and the but ends are 30-40" diameter. is there much difference between a 22 ton 27 ton in performance? Thought going 25 or 27 could maybe handle 4 way split head. Also like the idea of the DR but scared of the maintenance and breakdown by the looks of the system. What a good price for a 25ton



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    Re: log splitters

    well for that much wood i'd try the rapid fire. they're super quick,seen them at the john deere dealer in fort sask. but they're not cheap i think somewhere around 2800. but i only have 3 or 4 cord to split, so i'll definetely look at some electric splitters as well, thanks for the replies.

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    Re: log splitters

    My buddy has a 25ton Swisher one that can split logs in half sideways so I'd say 25ton is plenty

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