Naturally, the higher grade machines split wood much faster.
We classify gas-powered splitters into three grades: Consumer, Prosumer and Professional.
Consumer-Grade Consumer-grade, gas-powered log splitters are ideal for the weekend warrior, who occasionally splits logs for personal use.
With 8-16 tons of force, they are stronger than most electric log splitters and can split logs up to 21 inches long.
They do, however, have one drawback. Since consumer-grade models lack the strength to split super-sized logs, they cannot be pivoted vertically. You must physically lift each log on top before you can split it.
Smaller gas log splitters can only be towed in your yard by an ATV or golf cart. They are not allowed on public roads.