The Boss Industrial ES7T20 electric wood splitter is a powerful compact electric log splitter. This electric log splitter does not require two hands to be operated, just turn on the switch and start splitting wood!
Two year warranty and 14,00 lbs of force, this log splitter should do the job no problem for the average home owner.
7 tons of splitting force – Perfect for small to medium size jobs of approx up to 10" diameter logs.
Durable 2 HP Electric engine
• Push button electric start • Plug it in anywhere! Uses standard 15 amp, 115v circuit
I can't recall the last time a purchase exceeded my expectations to the degree that this one did. Ordering was simple, and the splitter was delivered quickly via UPS. True, the UPS driver will never look at me the same way again, but he got it to the front door.
The packaging was good and survived mostly intact. The packing material absorbed all shocks and the machine was in perfect condition. Final assembly took about five seconds. Not kidding. All you have to do is attach the operating handle; it's a threaded fitting, and in any case you have to remove it to stand the machine upright for storage. When stored upright, it takes up about as much space as an upright vacuum cleaner.
The owner's manual is mostly dedicated to safety. Make an exception this time and read the safety information. When you're dealing with something that can generate seven tons of pressure, safety is kind of important. After you've used the splitter for a while and have seen that various things that can happen as logs split, you'll be glad you read the safety information.
There's one critical pre-operation task: loosening the vent for the hydraulic system to avoid blowing out seals. There are reminders attached in several places, just in case. Don't forget!
Operation is simple and intuitive. The manual states that the feed time is 9 seconds and the retract time is 5 seconds, but I've yet to have the ram make it past 50% before the log split, so operation is much faster than you might think.
Our firewood is delivered cut to length and split for nominal burning, but that still leaves me with the task of creating small starter logs and kindling, a task I've handled for years with an axe. That's why I bought this machine. It has eliminated the need for any axe work, including splitting kindling, and has turned an arduous task into an easy one. I can almost look forward to it now. Almost! :-)
So far so good
Posted by Diana on 11th Oct 2015
I had difficulty getting the hydraulic fluid dipstick out the 1st time; it took Vise-Grips and a hammer. After that, it worked perfectly. Had 9 years previous experience with another brand but the Boss seems better made to me. Like it. As I'm 80 y/o I'm planning for it to last the rest of my life.
Posted by Kyle on 7th Nov 2013
I had a hard time deciding which electric wood splitter to go with, but decided on this one. I am very pleased and would recommend to anyone. Wood splitters direct shipped it out next day and I had it 3 days later!