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Earthquake W1265B Ratings
Overall Rating
Features
4/5
Quality
4/5
Performance
4/5
Value
5/5
Overall
4.4 out of 54.4 out of 54.4 out of 54.4 out of 54.4 out of 5
Pros
Easy To Use (15)
Price (14)
Light Weight (9)
I'd Buy It Again (7)
Exceeded Expectations (5)
Cons
Bad Instructions (7)
Packaging (4)
Durability (2)
Unreliable (1)
Low Quality (1)
89% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Paul G.
Levittown, PA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 2/13/14
REVIEWED
MAY.
05
2014
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Not Bad, Not Great
I was hesitant about a 12 ton splitter and it seemed kind of small. But I bought this because it fit my budget and the reviews seemed solid. One reviewer said it went through freshly cut oak. I should have known better but I tried it anyway and it busted the welds and bent up the wedge. I tried with a fresh oak round about 14 inches in diameter. It went through other stuff fine that I had laying around for a month or so: maple, osage, hickory, etc. Just shouldn't have tried fresh oak. ... more
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Pros: Easy To Use, Price, Light Weight, Easy To Store
Cons: Cheap Welding
Paul Recommends This Earthquake Product
Paul's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"No complaints about the site and buying process."
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Richard C.
Leadville, CO
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 9/19/13
Total Helpful Votes
10 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
OCT.
11
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Splitter For My Needs
My son-in-law and I either borrowed or rented a splitter for several years. When I started looking for one, all were well over $1k--too much for us to spend for 5-7 cords/season. I found this one, read the reviews, appreciated the price which included shipping. He & I put it together in about 30 minutes. It is easier with two people to assemble.
Pros: Easy To Use, Price, I'd Buy It Again, Easy To Assemble
Richard Recommends This Earthquake Product
Richard Would Recommend Power Equipment Direct To A Friend
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Very easy process to compare splitters. Shipped and delivered exactly as expected. It came in good condition. I will definitely return to this site when I need other equipment that they sell."
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James W.
Glen Mills, PA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 10/19/13
REVIEWED
NOV.
10
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Buy
I needed a log splitter and had been looking for one for a long time but the prices were out of range until I saw the Earthquake unit. I'm so glad I didn't buy one of those 35 ton, 10 h.p. splitters as this splitter can do everything I need to be done and its small, light, and works just as well as a larger one, and takes up 1/3 the space for storage. Engine starts on first pull and its ready to go to work.
Pros: Easy To Use, I'd Buy It Again, Price, Easy To Store
Cons: Packaging
James Recommends This Earthquake Product
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Kevin
Yuma, AZ
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 12/21/12
REVIEWED
JAN.
12
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
My Earthquake Log Splitter
I tell you for the money it is an awesome piece of equipment except for the nuts and crush washers that come with the unit. I hadto replace all four bolts for the ram guide all four of the 8.8mm bolts and nuts came loose.

I had to use a hack saw to remove and replaced them with stainless steel 8.8 mm. And one of the cap nuts for the cylinder retainer bolts fell off. But as for assembly was a piece of cake.

Took about 20 minutes to assemble and another 10 to fill the hydraulic engine... more
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Dan Medeiros
Ivoryton, CT
Total Reviews
6 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
16 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
JUL.
04
2009
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
This Is One Dam Good Log Splitter
I just purchased this log splitter a few days ago. It was very easy to put together and was easy to move around.

I have split logs up to 24 inches wide and 20 inches long, and this splitter just went threw them with no problem. It is a very quiet running unit and does not use much gas in a day.

THIS UNIT HAS A LOT OF POWER FOR ITS SIZE AND WAS A GREAT BUY.
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Joe D.
Wyandotte, MI
REVIEWED
APR.
08
2014
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Home Use Splitter
I've been purchasing tools for many years and never had to resort to giving any tool a bad review like this. I bought this tool because of the price, ease of storage (important in a normal city residential garage). Everything about what was just mentioned I like. The only thing that drove me to this review is the log splitter started to fall apart during the first season of use. The push plate (that keeps the ram straight) wore out to the point that it started to wear the sides of the bed... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Price, Light Weight, Easy To Store
Cons: Bad Instructions, Durability, Have To Replace Parts Every Season
Joe Does Not Recommend This Product
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Marty S.
Laporte, IN
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
MAR.
18
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Investment
This little splitter will surprise you. It does all everyone says it will and then some.

I wanted a 35 ton unit or larger. Was afraid it would disapoint me. You know you usually get what you pay for. To my surpise I got what I paid for and a whole lot more.

Easy to move around. Easy to assemble. And it doesn't take up a lot of room.

Go out and buy yourself one today.
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Jon
Mequon, WI
REVIEWED
JUL.
06
2009
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
12 Ton Earthquake- Good Splitter
I have used this splitter for a couple months, and I have no complaints.

It has split everything I had- up to 24-26 inch rounds.
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Bill P.
Mobile, AL
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 2/12/14
REVIEWED
FEB.
26
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Top Value
I researched the market extensively and spoke with the dealer and a factory rep before I plunked down my money. Delivery was fast but it took longer than it should have to assemble due to poor instructions. Aside from that I have enjoyed using this log splitter. I used it to split tough Hickory, Oak and huge Ash logs. Over a 3-day period, I never had to pull the starter more than one time to get it running smoothly.
Pros: Easy To Use, Price, I'd Buy It Again, Reliable
Cons: Packaging, Bad Instructions
Bill Recommends This Earthquake Product
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Norm
Worthington, MA
REVIEWED
JUL.
20
2009
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Why No Dipstick?
Two things on my new log splitter:

1) I had to "ask the expert" about filling the engine oil since there wasn't any dipstick. I was advised to undo the white cap (where the dipstick should be) and use it as the filling point. Then uncap one of the yellow caps and observe the oil to be visible in that port.

For maintenance in the future, he suggested that I just keep an eye on the oil level in the yellow port.

2) The hydraulic fluid filling and air purging procedure is a... more
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Jon Pinardi
Driggs, ID
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 8/21/14
REVIEWED
SEP.
14
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Awesome
As compared to other units, I was nervous because the price was less. It exceeded every expectation, easy to assemble, started right up, and works great. I'd recommend it to anybody. I knocked out 6 cords in no time for the upcoming winter.
Pros: Easy To Use, Price, Exceeded Expectations
Jon Recommends This Earthquake Product
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Rick M.
Spokane, WA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 2/27/14
REVIEWED
APR.
12
2014
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Good Splitter
This is a good splitter but the ram leaked first out and had to take it to repair shop. They said the assembler at factory nicked the seal because the bolt hole where the push plate bolts on had a small burr on it when they slid the seal on so had to wait for two weeks before I got to use it. So far so good, I have split about 8 cords so far and had no problems.
Pros: Easy To Use, Price, Light Weight
Cons: Bad Instructions
Rick Recommends This Earthquake Product
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Willam H.
Seminole, FL
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 12/26/13
REVIEWED
JAN.
16
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Good Product
Like a previous user, the ram bolts came loose after the first half hour. I replaced them with stainless steal bolts with lock tight. So far, so good.
Pros: Price, Features, Quiet
Cons: Bad Instructions
Willam Recommends This Earthquake Product
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Julie V.
Theodore, AL
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 12/19/13
REVIEWED
JAN.
10
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Item
Purchased for my PICKY husband and he loves it. Easy to use and set up, thanks.
Pros: Easy To Use, I'd Buy It Again, Price, Light Weight
Julie Recommends This Earthquake Product
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Tracey Williams
Parma, ID
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 12/1/13
REVIEWED
DEC.
25
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Exceeded My Expectations
I'm glad I didn't spend the extra money on a larger splitter. This 12 ton has split everything I threw at it. The Briggs motor runs great and will be easy to get parts for in the future.
Pros: Easy To Use, Price, Light Weight, Exceeded Expectations
Tracey Recommends This Earthquake Product
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Colleen S.
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 11/5/13
REVIEWED
DEC.
09
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Product!!
Bought this for my husband and it is great!!! Easy to use and transport.
Pros: Easy To Use, I'd Buy It Again, Light Weight, Fast
Colleen Recommends This Earthquake Product
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Cathy S.
Clairton, PA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 6/3/13
REVIEWED
JUN.
27
2013
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Good
I ordered this as a Father's day gift for my husband. The price was great. After a week of not hearing anything regarding shipping, I called Log Splitters Direct and asked what the status was. It took them a few minutes to find out who the manufacturer was and said I had a few more days to wait. The same day I received notice from the shipper that it would be here the next day. It arrived safely and my son put it together with no problems. It required more hydraulic fluid than stated but... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Price, Light Weight, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: Packaging
Cathy Recommends This Earthquake Product
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Steve S.
White Cloud, MI
REVIEWED
SEP.
10
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Little Splitter
Starts every time, runs great and has split everything that I have, with no problem. Very impressed with it.
Pros: Easy To Use, Light Weight, Exceeded Expectations, Reliable
Steve Recommends This Earthquake Product
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Mike S.
Barnum, MN
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 9/11/14
REVIEWED
OCT.
03
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
My New Best Friend
Received my splitter in the later part of Sept. and got it together without too much trouble. But, the directions could have been a bit more detailed. Maybe put the European version in the back and the U.S. version in the front, but not mixed together. That's the worst that I can say about it.

It started with the 1st pull (and has ever since) and made it clear that I chose the right machine. I've only split about a cord so far, but it handles everything with ease from big oaks to gnarled... more
Mike Recommends This Earthquake Product
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Eric Troncale
Palo Cedro, CA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 8/23/14
REVIEWED
SEP.
13
2014
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Great Little Splitter
Works great, just plan on replacing most of the nuts and bolts.
Pros: Price, Easy To Use, Light Weight
Cons: Durability
Eric Recommends This Earthquake Product
Eric's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"You guys are great!"
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Kevin M.
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 8/11/14
REVIEWED
SEP.
01
2014
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Save Yourself A Headache Buy Another Log Spliter
I received my log splitter a week after I ordered it after opening the box I noticed that they had sent me a used unit with a big oil spil at the bottom of the box. After several phone calls and e mails with pictures to PED they arranged for a pickup and delivery of another unit. 10 days latter I received another delivery. The plastic bag with the instructions had oil stains on it and the instructions are very confusing. After putting the unit together at the first use the two factory... more
Pros: Easy To Move Around
Cons: Bad Instructions, Packaging, Low Quality, Unreliable
Kevin Does Not Recommend This Product
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Mike S.
Fairfax Station, VA
REVIEWED
AUG.
08
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Better Than I Expected!
With all the 'higher ton rated' splitters out there, I was not sure this one would do the job, but it has been performing brilliantly. Motor started up on first pull and has been easy to start since. Have split over 3 cords a month old Oak without any issues at all, even split some year old Oak logs with no hesitation. As others have said, the directions were terrible, and I am not ever sure it showed how to mount the motor, but if you are mechanically inclined at all, you can figure it out.... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Price, Exceeded Expectations, Reliable
Cons: Bad Instructions
Mike Recommends This Earthquake Product
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Thomas C.
Franklin, MA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 3/1/14
REVIEWED
APR.
12
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Value
This is a great log splitter. I was very surprised that it went through everything, split huge Oak logs with ease. You can not go wrong with this one. Don't spend more money for another unit.
Pros: Price, I'd Buy It Again, Durable, Reliable
Thomas Recommends This Earthquake Product
Thomas's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Great thanks so much."
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Chip
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 12/1/13
REVIEWED
DEC.
22
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Value And Timely Delivery
We couldn't be happier with this purchase. It showed up when expected and wasn't too difficult to put together. The directions aren't great, but the pictures help you figure out what's needed. Put it together with my son in about 45 minutes.

Started on first pull!
Pros: Easy To Use, Exceeded Expectations, Fast, High Quality
Cons: Bad Instructions
Chip Recommends This Earthquake Product
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