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zzz2011Swisher 10-Ton Manual Log Splitter
The Swisher 10-Ton Manual Log Splitter has a powerful 2 speed pump that builds to 10 tons of splitting pressure quickly. Low and high speeds accommodate various types of wood. The ram stroke is 8-3/8". Included is a pressure release valve and heavy-duty spring return.
  • Weight: 95lbs
  • Ram stroke: 8-3/8"
  • Pressure release valve
  • Heavy-duty spring return
  • Comes with two small wheels
  • One year limited warranty.
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Swisher 10-Ton Manual Log Splitter
 
3.8

(based on 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (12)
  • Good power output (9)
  • Rugged (7)
  • Compact (5)

Cons

  • Heavy (5)

Best Uses

      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Do-it-yourself (9), Avid do-it-yourselfer (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    "Amazing"

    I'm splitting 24"+ Cherry. The Swisher did it easily, where my 8 lb maul bounced off. I'm 6'5" 200 lbs, roofer and lift weights religiously. Now my kids can...Read complete review

    I'm splitting 24"+ Cherry. The Swisher did it easily, where my 8 lb maul bounced off. I'm 6'5" 200 lbs, roofer and lift weights religiously. Now my kids can split anything I can split.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Light duty wonder!

    I burn wood for my primary source of heat in central Ohio. I bought one of these units late last year, and used it until it broke. It was replaced [...]...Read complete review

    I burn wood for my primary source of heat in central Ohio. I bought one of these units late last year, and used it until it broke. It was replaced [...] and I finished my cutting and splitting with it. In general, I'm quite happy with my purchase. Yeah, the first one broke unexpectedly and with absolutely no warning, [...]. (!!!) Now I have two for the price of one, after having a machinist friend do a little remedial work on a frozen pump cylinder and ram. This thing will split what most individuals have to split, that is logs up to around 24-30" diameter. Measure carefully when you cut, because the throat on this unit is exactly 18", and there is no wiggle room, no adjustment on it at all. Get used to the concept of physical labor -- you have to run the pump handles, and it is "easy" only in comparison to swinging a maul. I wish it had a longer (taller) wedge; another inch or two would help. If you're going to use this thing outdoors in winter temperatures, replace the stock hydraulic fluid with something light -- 10W worked for me. The stock stuff is too heavy and becomes thick and slow at temps much below 40 deg. F. I set mine up on a pair of cinderblocks, one under each end; that worked better than setting the unit on soft ground.

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    4.0

    I like the product

    By lena

    from NY

    About Me Do-It-Yourself

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Easy To Use
    • Powerful

    Cons

    • Handles are too thin

    Best Uses

    • For a smaller fireplace

    Comments about Swisher 10-Ton Manual Log Splitter:

    Great product! I hope that it lasts!

    (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    WORKS GREAT FOR ME

    By ROCKET

    from LONG ISLAND NEW YORK

    Pros

    • Easy To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Swisher 10-Ton Manual Log Splitter:

        EASY TO MOVE AROUND AND USE. I WAS HOPING LONGER PIECES OF WOOD WOULD FIT.

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        nice.it'll do

        By nanny

        from annap.MD

        About Me Novice

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Fairly easy to use

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Swisher 10-Ton Manual Log Splitter:

            it takes as much effort as splitting wood with axe...but different muscles.I don't have to use so much shoulder

             
            2.0

            Great for pine!

            By grisilla

            from Austin, Texas

            About Me Do-It-Yourself

            Pros

            • Easy To Use

            Cons

            • Flimsy

            Best Uses

            • Gardens

            Comments about Swisher 10-Ton Manual Log Splitter:

            I'm a sledgehammer and wedge guy. I was hoping the 20,00o pounds pressure (10-ton) would be all I need. Instead cedar elm and some pecan--well aged-- will not respond. Mesquite, oak, others do well after aging one year.

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Its what I expected

            By AG

            from Elkins Park, Pa

            About Me Do-It-Yourself

            Pros

            • Adequate

            Cons

            • Misdesigned

            Best Uses

            • Houses with fireplaces
            • Yards with trees

            Comments about Swisher 10-Ton Manual Log Splitter:

            Read previous reviews and knew what I was getting.Unit good for 14" long logs, had to create accessories to split shorter logs.[...]I know I'll get alot of use, around here "wood falls from the sky".

             
            4.0

            It's easy to use. I like!

            By logan

            from northern virginia

            About Me Do-It-Yourself

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Easy To Use
            • Powerful

            Cons

            • Heavy

            Best Uses

              Comments about Swisher 10-Ton Manual Log Splitter:

              It's a nice piece of work. I've enjoyed using it on small pine logs, it'll get its workout this fall on the hardwoods.

               
              4.0

              Works Fine

              By Action Eddie

              from Chicagoland

              About Me Do-It-Yourself

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Rugged

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Swisher 10-Ton Manual Log Splitter:

                  this is nice

                   
                  3.0

                  Will it last or will it break down soon?

                  By Babe

                  from denver, colorado

                  About Me Professional

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Powerful

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Splitting soft wood

                    Comments about Swisher 10-Ton Manual Log Splitter:

                    If you're looking for an inexpensive splitter and looking for some exercise this would be a good choice. If it lasts for a year I figure I will have gotten my money's worth but I don't plan on it lasting very long.

                     
                    4.0

                    "Swisher Log Splitter saves time, money"

                    By Nature Lover

                    from Mansfield, Ohio

                    About Me Do-It-Yourself

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Powerful
                    • Rugged

                    Cons

                    • Takes a little time

                    Best Uses

                    • Small wood lot

                    Comments about Swisher 10-Ton Manual Log Splitter:

                    It works just like it says, was great price and costs nothing to operate.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    A Very Satisfied Customer

                    By thun184

                    from Pawleys Island

                    About Me Handyman

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Powerful

                    Cons

                    • Heavy

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Swisher 10-Ton Manual Log Splitter:

                      I used the log splitter on a cord of wood and had it done faster than I expected. I don't use the splitter often but when I do i'm very satisfied with the ease of it.

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