FORESTWEST 11097, 15Ton 2.4HP Kinetic Log Splitter

ForestwestSKU: BM11097
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DD
10/11/2021
Denis D.
Canada
I recommend this product
Good machine, handle is meehh.

I so far, like the unit. I was expecting a flimsier piece of equipment, but it is heavy, and while some of the welds are not that beautiful, I am not concerned about it breaking/failing. The only thing I find harsh is the engagement handle. You don’t need to be hard on it.. but you need to be fast… otherwise it will grind the gears or kick back which is pretty uncomfortable. Beyond that, It is plenty strong, there is a fuse on the machine itself, so you don’t pop a breaker… it is almost silent.. and if it fits in there.. you should be able to make firewood with it..

TB
09/18/2021
Tim B.
Canada Canada
I recommend this product
Forestwest 15 Ton log splitter

I watched the video and wasn’t sure if it could actually work as fast as it does on very hard ash wood. It does. I couldn’t believe how fast it split pieces up to 16” round. One of my only issues I had was the built in breaker would pop every time it would get stuck in a knot. Not a big issue, could be reset in 15 seconds. Better then burning out the motor. Very impressed, glad I spent the money on this unit. Hope to use for many years to come.

A
03/30/2021
Anonymous
Canada Canada
I recommend this product
Motor Actual HP Over Rated.

After reading the motor specs. before I received it,I purchased $300. worth of large cable and breaker to handle the 2.4hp stated motor rating. Turns out rating is not actual HP but something like stall HP. Actual motor testing with True RMS meters rated the motor at 8 amps, 120 volts,at 3450 RPM. Or 1/2 HP motor. Full load amps are 8.2 amps. Now I’m stuck with $300 worth of unneeded electrical stuff and a disappointing small motor. Not sure where 15 ton splitter calculation comes from....it’s sure not the motor. However after splitting 8 pickup trucks full of white oak it performed flawlessly on a normal 15 amp circuit. It is certainly faster than my hydraulic splitter. This unit will split wood in 3 second cycles. I gave it. 4star for the misleading motor rating.

A
03/16/2021
Anonymous
Canada Canada
I recommend this product
Forestwest 15 ton 2.4 HP Electric Kinetic Log Splitter

The wood splitter works very well. I was splitting large maple rounds. There is a learning curve that an instruction manual on operation of the splitter would have reduced. Large knots and branch crotches can occasionally stop the splitter and require a reset of the electrical switch or repositioning of the round but this doesn’t happen often. Overall, very pleased.

RB
11/13/2020
Rob B.
Canada Canada
I recommend this product
ForestWest 15 Ton Electric Splitter

This is the biggest electric splitter I could find on the market. Not only that, but conceivably the fastest of all of them. Because it uses a momentum system, it rams the logs at speed, not a slow push like the hydraulic ones. Mine came disassembled and there were no assembly instructions, just a parts diagram, but it was simple enough to figure out. This unit is made in China, so materials and finish are somewhat cheap, but overall, it is definitely setup to do the job. The return spring for the ram is not strong enough to overcome the rolling resistance of the chips pasted on the bed, so has to be returned by hand. One has to set up a 20 amp outlet, or the standard 15 amp breaker will be constantly tripping on heavy logs.

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Customer Reviews
4.7 Based on 17 Reviews
5 ?
71% 
12
4 ?
29% 
5
3 ?
0% 
0
2 ?
0% 
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1 ?
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DD
10/11/2021
Denis D.
Canada
I recommend this product
Good machine, handle is meehh.

I so far, like the unit. I was expecting a flimsier piece of equipment, but it is heavy, and while some of the welds are not that beautiful, I am not concerned about it breaking/failing. The only thing I find harsh is the engagement handle. You don’t need to be hard on it.. but you need to be fast… otherwise it will grind the gears or kick back which is pretty uncomfortable. Beyond that, It is plenty strong, there is a fuse on the machine itself, so you don’t pop a breaker… it is almost silent.. and if it fits in there.. you should be able to make firewood with it..

TB
09/18/2021
Tim B.
Canada Canada
I recommend this product
Forestwest 15 Ton log splitter

I watched the video and wasn’t sure if it could actually work as fast as it does on very hard ash wood. It does. I couldn’t believe how fast it split pieces up to 16” round. One of my only issues I had was the built in breaker would pop every time it would get stuck in a knot. Not a big issue, could be reset in 15 seconds. Better then burning out the motor. Very impressed, glad I spent the money on this unit. Hope to use for many years to come.

A
03/30/2021
Anonymous
Canada Canada
I recommend this product
Motor Actual HP Over Rated.

After reading the motor specs. before I received it,I purchased $300. worth of large cable and breaker to handle the 2.4hp stated motor rating. Turns out rating is not actual HP but something like stall HP. Actual motor testing with True RMS meters rated the motor at 8 amps, 120 volts,at 3450 RPM. Or 1/2 HP motor. Full load amps are 8.2 amps. Now I’m stuck with $300 worth of unneeded electrical stuff and a disappointing small motor. Not sure where 15 ton splitter calculation comes from....it’s sure not the motor. However after splitting 8 pickup trucks full of white oak it performed flawlessly on a normal 15 amp circuit. It is certainly faster than my hydraulic splitter. This unit will split wood in 3 second cycles. I gave it. 4star for the misleading motor rating.

A
03/16/2021
Anonymous
Canada Canada
I recommend this product
Forestwest 15 ton 2.4 HP Electric Kinetic Log Splitter

The wood splitter works very well. I was splitting large maple rounds. There is a learning curve that an instruction manual on operation of the splitter would have reduced. Large knots and branch crotches can occasionally stop the splitter and require a reset of the electrical switch or repositioning of the round but this doesn’t happen often. Overall, very pleased.

RB
11/13/2020
Rob B.
Canada Canada
I recommend this product
ForestWest 15 Ton Electric Splitter

This is the biggest electric splitter I could find on the market. Not only that, but conceivably the fastest of all of them. Because it uses a momentum system, it rams the logs at speed, not a slow push like the hydraulic ones. Mine came disassembled and there were no assembly instructions, just a parts diagram, but it was simple enough to figure out. This unit is made in China, so materials and finish are somewhat cheap, but overall, it is definitely setup to do the job. The return spring for the ram is not strong enough to overcome the rolling resistance of the chips pasted on the bed, so has to be returned by hand. One has to set up a 20 amp outlet, or the standard 15 amp breaker will be constantly tripping on heavy logs.