The Boss Industrial dual action ED10T20 electric wood splitter comes with a stand for easier more comfortable splitting. It also has two 5 inch wedges and a length capacity of 20.5".
With the dual split design there is no waiting for return of the hydraulic ram, just put in another log and split back the other way. Two year warranty and 16,00 lbs of force, this log splitter should do the job no problem for the average home owner.
10 Ton Dual Action Splitter – Perfect for at home use and for frequent log splitting projects
• 2 way splitting cuts down job time • Splits logs up to 20.5” in length and up to 12” in diameter • No hunching over, this unit features a built in stand • Heavy duty log racks • Durable 3200 PSI hydraulic system • Large operator zone for maximum safety • Features professional-grade hydraulics
Powerful 2.5 HP electric motor
• Push button electric start • Requires standard 20 amp, 115v circuit
• High density rubber wheels • Easy to move handle
These deliveries will be made with a full size freight truck and there will be little or no assistance provided with unloading the items. If you feel that you will need a lift gate to help unload your item please select the lift gate option. Please feel free to call us with any questions!
Posted by The Stever in Michigan City In on 21st Nov 2015
I received my log splitter a week ago. It comes in a metal framed crate which really protects the machine. It was a pleasant surprise when the truck arrived. I have been doing a lot of research on electric splitters and settled on the Boss 10 ton as the best out there in its class. I couldn't wait to assemble it and get to splitting. This machine is very heavy duty and a bear to assemble alone. I did but much easier if you have an extra set of muscles to help. After looking through the parts list I discovered it was missing a dozen lock and flat washers, also missing was the axel bushing. I immediately emailed Boss directly and after 6 days still no answer. Anyway I assembled the unit with my stash of washers and did not install the wheels as I am waiting for parts. You will need to level the machine if you choose to go this route. Hydraulic fluid was low but only by a few ounces. One of the side log racks also did not properly fit on its brackets, I had to persuade it into place with a hammer. Once I turned it on and started splitting this machine for the most part is unstoppable. I split ash logs that are not even dried out and this machine just kept going. It has no problem going through knots or "Y" shaped branches. I am not disappointed in the operation of this machine and highly recommend it to anyone looking for a garage or woodshed splitter. The only reason for the 4 stars instead of 5 is the lack of quality control and customer service. Once beyond that this beast is amazing to use.
Look no further
Posted by Chuck Siebert on 15th Feb 2015
I received my Boss 10 ton a couple weeks ago and used it for the first time recently. Needless to say I am very impressed. I did do ALOT of research and appreciate all the previous reviews as they were very accurate. The unit comes shipped on a pallet and packaged decently. The cardboard on one end was crushed but zero inside damage. I would definitely recommend the additional lift gate service as I'm not sure how one would unload this as it is very heavy. (Unsure why lift gate service is extra, it's required! There is no way UPS could deliver this)The unit requires a 20amp outlet and heavy duty power cord. I had an outlet installed which cost another $125 but I felt that electric was less maintenance and less mess. Also there aren't many new gas log splitters in the $1,000 price range. As I said before the unit is heavy and heavy duty although I wish it was made in USA. I was impressed with the sturdiness of all the components. I would recommend having at least 2 strong adults on hand to put the legs on. My one wish would be for a wider stance on the wheels and possibly bigger pneumatic tires. Be sure to have a couple quarts of the AW32 hydraulic fluid as the unit is shipped with no where near the correct level (confusing because the manual says the level has been set by the manufacturer) Having experience with hydraulics I cycled the splitter a few times WITHOUT any wood with the cap off to expel any air in the hoses and also to meet the correct oil level. The electric motor will let you know when you've gone too far one way (screams a bit but not overly alarming) The dual action feature is awesome and will no doubt save you time. Easy one hand operation and the wood trays on either side are a huge help too. It was easy on my lower back as the unit sits just over waist high for me (I'm 6') I didn't split anything huge but the unit didn't blink at anything I threw at it so I would feel comfortable in going up to the 12" limit. I am extremely satisfied with my purchase and highly recommend it.
wow, awesome so far
Posted by Unknown on 28th Dec 2013
It's been a month since my purchase arrived and I wrote my first impression review.
I have been splitting black walnut and pecan. We had a small tornado come through our back yard about 4 years ago. it blew down a couple huge black walnut trees and about 6 large pecan trees.
I cut them up and stacked the rounds along the fence line last year. The largest rounds were up to 5 feet across.
I have been cutting the 3 foot diameter rounds in half, with a chainsaw. The larger rounds, I make several cuts. Then I lift these large chunks onto the splitter. I always oil the blade. Hummm, groan, crack. Everyone of them splits. The machine never sounds stressed. I have cut through a cord of wood. This machine is amazing. Everything smaller than 20" diameter and 18" long simply cracks apart.
I cannot imagine why a homeowner would ever need or buy anything larger than this machine.
I will follow up again next year.
[Wood Splitter Direct Response]: Gland to hear your great success! Please note this log splitter is not designed to do such large logs and could result in more wear faster and should not be expected based off this or any other review.
Bought a good first splitter!
Posted by Steve E on 6th Dec 2013
At the ripe old age of 52, I was getting tired of axe and wedge splitting. Looked around a little and decided to try this one. Simply put - I'm very pleased! I just spent a 3-hour stint doing a bunch of maple from 6 to 16". Had no problems whatsoever. Even tackled some pieces that were all knots, crotch and cross grain, and the only groaning I heard was coming from the logs. Wood that I previously would have chain-sawed up, or just left in the woods as "unsplittable", I was munching up without issues.
In the interest of complete disclosure, I'll mention a couple of very minor, almost insignificant problems. First, the stance of the wheels is rather narrow, and I would be wary of moving the machine over any sort of non-smooth terrain at all. For me that's not a problem - I'm using it in my garage. Second, one of the hydraulic hoses was potentially in the way of a log when spitting "towards" the valve. This required about 15 seconds of crack-the-jam-nut, move the fitting about 5°, then re-tighten. Finally, there is a minor leak at the copper sealing washer on the fill plug. I'll attend to this soon - should be easy to find one. These mentioned items are extremely minor, and should not deter anyone from getting this machine.
Back to the good stuff. The only non-metal parts appear to be the wheel treads and the hoses. Everything else is welded steel construction. The crate said 214 lbs. and that seems about right. I got it off the back of my truck myself, but it was not fun and I wouldn't recommend it. Get a buddy to give you a hand!
The dual action feature is great. No waiting to return before the next cut. Really kept the cycle time down. I haven't yet had the opportunity to beat the machine up for weeks or months, but my first impressions are quite positive. At no time was there any doubt about whether or not the log was going to split. A few ugly ones I had to flip end-for-end for a second pass, but these were logs that would have just laughed at an axe or maul. This time it was me doing the laughing!
First Impression, November 2013
Posted by K Kelley on 27th Nov 2013
I am 57; I am not easily impressed. I will write this review with the caveat, it’s a first impression. If the future allows I will come back and update or write a follow up review next year. I have a beautiful 30x40 workshop that is loaded with tools of every kind. I am a “Tim Allen” around the house.
I spent several weeks studying splitters. I read as many reviews as I could find. Interesting there are not many reviews on this machine. I chose this machine because the reviews on most of the others ranged from atrocious to so so. The few I could find on these seemed acceptable. I also studied the manufacturer and they passed muster. I liked the manufacturer’s point of view on the hydraulics. I learned from reading many reviews that the hydraulic element is much more important than the power source. I liked the fact that the hoses were coil wrapped on the standard machine; it was not an additional option. That spoke to the quality of the hydraulics.
Additional factors revolved around the fact that I was buying as a home owner. I plan to split wood for several widows who also have property with available wood. I live on a small ranch with plenty of cut it yourself wood available. Our sole heating source is wood. I was not looking for a “production” machine. As I considered the fact that I would use this machine for a week or two each year and then store it, I decided electric was the way to go. I wanted a power source that required NO maintenance and I wanted a small footprint for storage purposes. I have a powerful electric pressure washer that is over 30 years old. It was in storage at one point for over 15 years. When I got it back out, checked the oil in the pump and fired it up, it ran perfectly. It’s also a smaller footprint than gas powered pressure washers so it stores in a smaller space. That is what I wanted in a splitter.
The machine arrived in about 5 days. It arrived in perfect shape. No abuse of the shipping package. It was well packaged with a wood bottom in the packing box and it was strapped to a custom built pallet just the size of the box. I used an overhead hand winch to lift it from the box. I wanted to save the shipping packaging incase it needed to be sent back. I did not want to cut the box. The splitter only weighs 215 lbs. However when you get it out and start trying to move it around you quickly realize this is a beast. Based on the picture and the description, and the weight of the competitors at 600 to 1000 lbs, you think this is going to be a bit dainty. You think you are going to have to baby it a bit. You could not be more wrong. You are not going to break anything off by leaning on it. There is no plastic and this is not made with thin gauge metal anywhere. I repeat this is a beast; it is built for the job.
I read all the instructions. It doesn’t really say if it comes full of hydraulic fluid so I stood it up per the instructions and found no oil on the dipstick. I went and found some AW32 hydraulic oil. I had to research hydraulic oil to learn about this because I did not find any in my little Podunk town. I had to drive 10 miles to the next town. You can find it in most chain auto part stores. It actually says AW32 on the container and comes in gallon jugs. So I ended up putting 1.5 quarts in the machine before it came up to the proper level. You only need buy a gallon because it only holds 3.7 quarts if completely empty. I don’t think it comes in quarts.
I put on the handle, wheels, and log racks. I put some hydraulic oil on a rag and oiled the wedged and sliding ram area. I plugged it in and turned it on. Wallla, it ran. I cycled the ram through 3 cycles per the instructions (with the vent screw loosened). I stood it back on end and checked the fluid. No change in fluid level. It was late in the day and very cold. I did not want to wrestle this thing over to the wood pile (about 100 yards away). Besides it was raining out and I wanted to split the wood in the doorway of the shop. I took my lawn tractor and wagon and went to the wood pile and got a load of wood. I was splitting seasoned black walnut about 16” long and 8-10” round. Black walnut is tough and stringy. It is often twisted and the grain curves. It has very little straight grain. It split beautifully. I was impressed. I love the dual direction splitting. It helps with twisted grain and it speeds operations up. I am in no hurry of course because I am not a production outfit. At no time did the machine sound like it was under any strain. There was nothing in my pile it would not split. At this point, first impression, I am immmpresssed. I had fun splitting wood for the night. I am making an 80’ 10/3 extension cord to use over by the wood pile. Tomorrow I will go split a cord of wood and see how it goes. At this point I can only conclude that this is the splitter of choice for any homeowner or small group of homeowners to share.
It gets the job done
Posted by Joe staten island ny on 26th Nov 2013
What a power house no matter what kind of wood it cuts threw it like butter and the dual split you get it done half the time