Using an ax to split logs to burn on a fire is about as manly as chores come, and while it has a certain romantic and even zen-like charm at first – the novelty soon wears off. That is when the Homelite 5-Ton Electric Log Splitter would come in handy. It uses a 15-amp electric motor to tear through logs of up to 20 inches in length and 10 inches in girth in a cycle of 20 seconds.
The video on the site shows the machine being used outdoors, but with it being electric, I see no compelling reason why someone could not use it from the comfort of his or her home. It might get a few woodchips on the floor, but they can always be vacuumed up. If you do want to keep the mess outside, the wheels help you move the 90-pound Homelite 5-Ton Electric Log Splitter to your logs.
It is easy to point a calloused finger of scorn at people who would spend the $300 that it costs to purchase such a device, but when you factor in the time and labor that it saves, it actually seems like a pretty good deal.