The Best Log Splitters of 2023

The Best Log Splitters of 2023

Best-Selling & Top-Rated Log Splitters

Dale, the Power Equipment Expert
Power Equipment Expert

The right log splitter separates a good cut from a great cut. That's why we've put together the Best Log Splitters of 2023 based on our best-selling, highest-rated models with expert recommendations to ensure you get the perfect model for your needs.


If you're not sure what kind of log splitter you need, check out our Log Splitter Buyer’s Guide to get started and come back to the list for an expert recommendation.

Happy splitting! 



Best Log Splitters List

You can scroll through the full recommended list of gas, electric, 3-point, and skid steer log splitters below, or simply click on the one you want to see right away.

Best Gas Log Splitter

Learn More About Iron & Oak BHVH3018GX
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Legendary 270cc Honda GX270 4-Cycle Gas Engine
  • OHV design for enhanced efficiency and power transfer
  • Runs cooler and cleaner while reducing carbon deposits
  • A heavy-duty recoil starter makes ignition a breeze
Vertical & Horizontal Splitting
  • Position the beam with a single hand using the E-Z lift hinge
  • Vertical: Save your back and roll larger logs into place
  • Horizontal: Split smaller logs at comfortable waist height
30-Ton Splitting Force
  • Power capable of splitting through the fresh green stuff with ease
  • 25-inch log opening on a 6-inch heavy-duty formed steel beam
  • Halite® commercial cylinder seals ensure consistent pressure
2-Stage HI-LO, 16 GPM Hydraulic Pump
  • Productive 12-second cycle time with auto-return
  • 9-gallon hydraulic system - hydraulic fluid NOT included
  • Dependable 4-stage filtration system enhances pump life
Log Dislodger & Cradle Included
  • Dislodger keeps logs from sticking to wedge
  • Cradle catches split logs reducing the need to pick them up

Best Electric Log Splitter

Learn More About Boss Industrial ES7T20
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Expert Review
The Boss Industrial ES7T20 7-ton electric log splitter is a fun and powerful little splitter that still runs on a 15-amp 120-volt circuit. The 14-second cycle time gives you time to prep logs and move split logs out of the way. One-hand operation works well when you are splitting logs without the help of others to position logs for you. A solid and sturdy structure that incorporates a handle and wheels, make transporting this unit a breeze. The ES7T20 also has the ability to have a 4-way wedge added, allowing you to split more logs in a shorter amount of time. It's very unlikely that you will have reason to use it but a two-year warranty is included with the splitter.
7 Tons Of Splitting Force
  • Strong 5-inch steel wedge
Durable 2 HP Electric Motor
  • Let's you work inside a garage or barn where it's warm
Needs a 15 amp circuit; uses a regular 3 prong household outlet
    Lightweight & Portable
    • Durable high density rubber wheels
    Automatic Ram Return
    • Goes back to starting position once lever is released
    • Makes jobs easier for one person
    • Easy push button electronic start
    • Fully assembled - no assembly required
    • Split logs up to 20.5" in length; up to 10" in diameter

    Best Half Beam Log Splitter

    Learn More About YardMax YS3567
    Not For Individual Sale
    Same Performance, Half The Beam
    • Compact design, immense 35-ton splitting force
    306cc Briggs & Stratton 4-Cycle Gas Engine
    • Reliable and easy-to-start with plenty of torque
    Vertical & Horizontal Splitting
    • Easier to lift into vertical position than the full beam
    • Dual end cylinder support for equal weight distribution
    • Locks into place ensuring stable and safe operation
    U-Beam Structural Design
    • Exclusive structural design dwarfs traditional I-Beam in strength
    • Provides more durability and less stress over time
    Operator Friendly
    • Narrow wheel base allows you to get closer to table
    • Control valve handle conveniently located on top of the unit

    Best Kinetic Log Splitter

    Learn More About PowerKing PK0342
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    Dependable Kohler Command Pro CH270 7HP 4-Cycle OHV Engine
    • Designed to weather the toughest, dirtiest conditions
    • Steel-forged crankshaft and cast iron cylinder extends engine life
    • Quad-Clean™ cyclonic air filter keeps harmful contaminants out
    Outsplit The Competition
    • Works up to six times quicker than most hydraulic splitters
    • Blistering fast 1-second ram speed and 3-second cycle time
    • Those precious seconds quickly add up when splitting cord after cord
    Low Maintenance
    • Don't worry about maintaining any leaky hoses, pumps, or valves
    • No more time or money wasted on sustaining the hydraulic fluid
    Auto Braking System (ABS)
    • Shuts down and restarts the system in the event of an overload
    • Prolongs the splitter's life and effectiveness of components over time
    Highly Capable
    • Split any type of log up to 21" long and 23" in diameter
    • Max flywheel RPM of 450 with a sprocket rate of 1:8

    Best Firewood Rack

    Learn More About Shelter Logic 90403
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    Complete Wood Storage Rack And Cover In One
    • Keep wood off the ground, away from bugs, mold and rotting
    Easy Assembly
    • All steel frame rack with black powder coat finish
    • Holds 3/5 cord of wood
    Open Air Design
    • Delivers excellent ventilation
    • Perfect for seasoning firewood
    Waterproof Adjustable Cover
    • Adjusts to fit split wood up to 24-inches in diamter
    • Cover slides up and down to fit height of wood stack

    Best Stump Grinder

    Learn More About DR Power Equipment ST49019DEN
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    PRO XLSP Self-Propelled Stump Grinder
    • Easiest, fastest method of stump removal
    • Eliminate stumps to open up fields and meadows or blaze new trails
    DR HP 11.7HP / 389cc OHV Engine w/ Electric Key Start
    • 19.6 ft-lbs. high torque delivers high performance
    • Pre-cleaner and air filter protect engine from debris
    • Fuel shutoff valve reduces engine flooding while moving unit
    • Variable speed control lets you set the pace
    • Durable dual shaft transmission with built in differential
    8 Greenteeth® Carbide-Tipped Teeth
    • Mining-grade tungsten carbide-tipped material
    • 10 times harder than steel and are replaceable
    • Spins at 2800 rpm and delivers a remarkable 372 "bites" per second
    Centrifugal Brake Clutch
    • Stops cutting head without shutting off the engine

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