Performance Built 20 Ton Kinetic Log Splitter (T20)

Regular price $1,949.99
Regular price -11% $2,199.99 Sale price $1,949.99

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Product Description

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The Performance built T20 Kinetic Log Splitter is designed to provide years of trouble free splitting. Patented clutch system allows constant rack engagement. Clutch allows maximum power at safe rack speed. Designed to prevent kickback when rack is disengaged. T20 has a horizontal operation position and comes with a 2 hand operation for safety. Pin Type hitch for almost all ATV's and lawn tractors.

  • Operation at horizontal position
  • 2-hand operation for safety
  • 4-seconds total cycle time
  • 33 in. work table included
  • Tow kits included for changing from push type to tow type
  • Pin type hitch for towing behind ATVs
  • Assembly time is under 45-minutes
  • California residents see Prop65 WARNINGS

Kinetic Advantages

Save Time & Money

Kinetic splitters consume less fuel than hydraulic splitters because the power requirements on the engine are less.

Clean Operation

No hydraulic fluid, cylinders, pumps, hoses, fittings, or filters eliminates hydraulic leaks and maintenance.

Work Efficiently

The precision wedge splits clean, creating less wood-waste debris.

Manual: T20 Kinetic manual

Please note about residential / lift gate delivery: You must select the $75 lift gate option if this shipment is going to a residence (unless you can unload the crate with something like a fork lift).

These deliveries are "curb-side" only, please read the details about curb-side, lift gate and residential freight deliveries.  This log splitter does require assembly, see video below.

Detailed Specifications

Briggs & Stratton 550 series 127cc
Splitting Wedge:
6" Sharpenable
Operating Position:
Force / Tonnage:
20 Ton
Cycle Time:
4 Seconds (Approx)
Log Max Length:
20 Inches
Log Max Width:
12 Inches
Street legal Towable:
Log Table:
Yes - Included 33"
Operating Size:
L90.5 x W32.3 x H41.73 Inches
Fuel tank size:
.5 Gallon
Electric Start:
No - Recoil start
Wheel Size:
16" DOT approved Tires
Operation Weight:
Crate Dimensions:
66 x 22 x 28
Consumer Warranty:
Yes - 2 Year Limited
Shipping Weight:
4 Way Wedge:

Shipping Disclaimer

Due to rising fuel costs and lack of space on shipping trucks the costs in certain areas have been affected. An "out of area" fee may be necessary. If additional funds are required to fulfill your order we will reach out to you after your order is placed and give you options including possible terminal pick up. (Read more about our shipping policy and how freight shipping works.)


Some (not all) of the products we carry can potentially expose you to chemicals including Benzene and Carbon Monoxide, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harms. If you have any questions you can always contact us.

Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
len p.
Beat all my expectations!

I ordered this T-20 Performance Built kinetic log splitter with reluctance because of the relatively low price, and likely made in China made me wonder about the quality. I am pleasantly surprised at the quality of engineering, and all components. This machine is a heavy duty build, and built to last. Another great surprise for me was that it came with a 2" ball trailer hitch, not the lawn tractor hitch as shown on web site. WoodSplitterDirect should updated the picture. The instructions were very easy to follow, and it is simple to assemble. This is a well engineered and quality built machine. I am a very happy customer.

With only one 75 lb. flywheel rated at 20 ton force, I thought it would be a little under powered, but it splits anything reasonable that I put on it, and fast. I live in the Northeast, heat my house with wood and this machine has all the power I need. It is also well balanced making it easy to maneuver around by hand near the wood pile.

Pros: 2 second split cycle (I timed it), constantly engaged rack and pinion gearing with clutch activation, quality build and engineering, great price compared to others, cleverly designed log cradle allows the log to stay put where you want it to split. This is mandatory when safety requires both hands to engage the splitter. The log splitter was shipped within 5 days and came 2 days later, so I got it within 7 days of order. Not bad!

Cons: None worth mentioning.

NOW = that I have worked with ...

NOW that I have worked with the T20 splitter through several large trees, hard & soft maple & an Oak, I can, WITHOUT RESERVATION, highly recommend this splitter for the average homeowner. Fast & efficient and probably the best, KINETIC, log splitter out there ! I absolutely love the clutch mechanism and how the rack & pinion are always engaged. One hell of a good machine! Well - delivery of a pile of parts, completely out of the box and piled on a wooden pallet wrapped in plastic wrap around, was a nightmare ! I , DID, take a bunch of pictures of delivery and made sure the trucker noted the condition of delivery. ME, being a mechanic of the old school, and a military veteran, said to myself, " Well, I'll get through this pile of parts - - - . " After all, I believed , MOST, of it was there. The folks at Wood Splitters Direct , were sympathetic of my plight. They, and, the manufacturer backed up their product 100 %. I received the missing package of nuts & bolts almost overnight, and after assembly they sent me a couple of small parts that were missing or damaged. Now, I am the proud owner of what I think is the best designed wood splitter out there ! Not the biggest, Just the BEST ! Leonard Muller Greenfield Center n y 12833 10/21/2019

Really ? After I have recei...

Really ? After I have received the T20 wood splitter and used it I will have a better grasp of the subject. I have used a Speeco Kinetic splitter since 2011 and will NEVER go back to hydraulics. This T20 with it's new clutch system and aligned rack & pinion is an improvement over the old system. I, " THINK ". TWT, always does. LJM

I love this splitter. For the...

I love this splitter. For the money and the speed and design I am a happy camper!