Electric log splitters


Am considering an electric log splitter. I see many in the 7-ton range state they run on 110v circuits. Yet none specify how many amps they draw.
Will I need 20A to keep things safe?
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Bite the bullet and get a good one.
Steve
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SteveB wrote:

Get a pellet stove.
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wrote:

Pellet stoves are crap. I had one. Expensive to buy up front. They hardly send out the rated BTU in heat, a bag a day to run and a generator to drive the worm gear when the power fails.
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jim wrote:

The power hardly ever goes out since i've had a generator but I'm ready. My pellet stove seems to work quite well, will be my first winter with it this year. My house is small, it should heat just fine. I have my fall back wood boiler in the basement with gravity hot water circulation. No power needed. Used zero oil last winter.
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Two words I really really really hate ........... should and probably. Let us hear from you in the spring on how it did. If you have a small house, and the other things you need to take care of are taken care of, it should do fine. You know, insulation, air leaks, drafts, etc.
YMMV
Steve
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SteveB wrote:

There you go, you used 'should'.
No air leaks, new energy star replacement windows LoE squared.
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My wood stove is paid for, and I get free firewood. Don't know what pellet stoves go for. I'd try one if it was free, though.
Steve
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SteveB wrote:

I got one half price because the store was moving. Plus pellets are easier to split.
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Jim wrote:

You are better off with a manual-hydraulic. 7 tons ain't much.
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wrote:

I know two people who have those screw drive splitters. Both are splitting locust with them and are satisfied. Slow? Yes, Effective? Also yes.
Harry K
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So is my 17yr old grandkid with the splitting maul. It's amazing what kids will do for the keys to the car.

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A top of the line log splitter may be cheaper. LOL
Jimmie
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A friend at work bought an electric splitter when he got a woodstove but quickly upgraded to a gasoline-powered model as the electric one didn't have enough power.
Paul
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wrote:

A friend at work bought an electric splitter when he got a woodstove but quickly upgraded to a gasoline-powered model as the electric one didn't have enough power.
Paul
And to make a long story short, he had to pay too much for the new gas model because he bought the inefficient electric model which he couldn't sell for diddly and so had to eat that.
Right?
Buy quality and cry only once. In tools or machinery, overbuy because you will always increase in what you do if you have good tools.
I bought a 28 ton hydraulic with a Honda engine. $1,000and change IIRC. The damn thing scares me sometimes. And it hurts my wrist with all that maneuvering of the lever. Whereas it used to hurt my back, arms, neck, shoulders, wrists, elbows, knees, etc.
Steve
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