Naturally, the higher grade machines split wood much faster.
We classify gas-powered splitters into three grades:
GAS-POWERED LOG SPLITTERS
Consumer-Grade Gas Log Splitters
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" long.
In the past, many consumer-grade models lacked the strength to split super-sized logs and so couldn't be positioned†vertically. You had to physically lift each log onto the splitter bed before splitting it.
These days, you'll find many horizontal/vertical log splitters available at a consumer-friendly price.
Smaller gas log splitters can only be towed in your yard by an ATV or golf cart. They are not allowed on public roads.