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Best manual log splitters reviewed

There is no need for an explanation here on the purpose of log splitters. We all very well know that log splitters are the tools that are used to split or cut a log of wood into smaller pieces so that it can be used for other purposes such as using it as firewood. You can either buy electric ones or manual ones depending on the need and the price. You can also look for manual hydraulic log splitters that make cutting the log a lot easier and faster. If you are reading this article about the manual log splitter reviews, it is a clear indication that you are someone who uses wood extensively, especially as firewood (in most cases). For manual log splitters UK has many manufacturers or companies that can give you a lot of options to choose from. Most of these companies sell their products online. Here, I will introduce you to some of the best manual log splitters for sale in UK.

Best manual log splitters (November 2020 Updated Review)

ImagesMake & ModelManufacturer Features/SpecificationsRatingPrice

Sealey LS450H Horizontal Foot Operated Log Splitter

  • Simple to use, splits firewood easily.
  • Each step on the foot pedal exerts a splitting force of up to 1.2tonne....
  • Foot pedal adjusts to suit user.
  • Constructed from heavy-duty steel
  • Max. Log Diameter/Length: 250/450mm.

3.8/5 from 91 reviews

Dirty Pro ToolsTM 10 Ton Hydraulic Manual Log Splitter Horizontal

Dirty Pro ToolsTM 10 Ton Hydraulic Manual Log Splitter Horizontal

  • Log cradle keeps split wood from falling to the ground
  • 2 wheels for easy manoeuvrability
  • Manual log splitter is offers an impressive 10 tons of pressure with its 2 speed pump ensuring the quick...

3.3/5 from 12 reviews


  • Ergonomic. The drop weight has been designed so it is easier to hold and more comfortable...
  • Economical. The Smart Splitter is of high quality
  • Convenient. The Smart Splitter takes up little space and is easy to use and to store...
  • For any further information please contact our UK customer helpline on 0191 2966966

5/5 from 6 reviews

Sun Joe UK-LJ10M Logger Joe 10 Ton Hydraulic Log Splitter

  • For logs up to 18 in
  • Powerful hydraulic ram builds up to 10 tons of driving force
  • Log cradle prevents split wood from falling
  • Durable steel construction
  • Full 2-year warranty
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1. Forest Master log splitters manual

The first one on this list is a simple manual log splitter that is from Forest Master. When I say it is simple, I mean that it has a really simple design – a weight drop design. Though being simple in design have no doubt about its performance. It indeed works very well. Another positive aspect is that It does not take much space to store. You have to place the splitter on a surface (or a big piece of wood) and adjust the axe head according to the height of the log to be split. You will get a weight that has to be dropped once you place the log properly below the axe head.The weight can exert a striking force of about 3.5 KG. The maximum height of the log that can be split using this gadget is 45 centimetres. Another accessory that you get with this package is a second blade that can be placed below the log. This can help in achieving more striking force when used in unison.

2. Sun Joe UK-LJ10M Logger Joe 10 ton hydraulic log splitter

The Sun Joe UK-LJ10M log splitter is 10 ton hydraulic log splitter. As the name indicates this powerful log splitter can generate up to 10 tons of driving force that is good enough to split the toughest logs to pieces. This log splitter’s manual hydraulic mechanism ensures that you obtain the desired results without the use of any external source of power. This is an ideal choice for logs up to 18 inches long, and as far as the width is concerned, it can accommodate up to 8 inches wide logs with ease.

  • For logs up to 18 in. long x 8 in. wide
  • Powerful hydraulic splitter produces up to 10 tons of striking force
  • Log cradle prevents split wood from falling
  • Durable steel construction
  • Full 2-year warranty

3. Sealey LS450H horizontal foot operated log splitter

There are log splitters that can be operated even using your legs. You would have already checked for some manual log splitter reviews. In case if you are unaware of this type, let me give you one model that can be considered. This is the horizontal manual log splitter that can be operated using your legs.The bottom part should be placed on the ground and the log should be placed on the pedal. Whenever you apply pressure on the pedal using your foot, maximum of 1.2 ton force is exerted on the log and blade. There is a limit for the length of the log – minimum of 25 centimetres and a maximum of 45 centimetres. The material used to make this log splitter is heavy-duty stainless steel. This can withstand the force that is created while you split the log.

  • You can easily split the firewood
  • A pedal that is designed to suit anyone
  • The maximum length of log is 45 centimetre
  • 1.2 tons of force generated while pedalling

4. Dirty Pro Tools hydraulic manual horizontal log splitter

We already discussed about one hydraulic log splitter above. Here is another one if you are interested in hydraulic type more than the standard one. The log is placed on the wedge and the pistol of the splitter is used to move the log forward. There are only a few manual log splitters for sale in UK that online websites offer. This is one from Dirty Pro that can exert up to 10 tons of force while you pump the two handles of the splitter.Carrying this splitter is an easy task; thanks to the 2 wheels. Once the log is split the pieces do not fall off from the wedge because of the cradle. The log should have a minimum length of 13.5 inches and the maximum length the log can have is 18 inches. Manual hydraulic log splitters are ideal for those who have occasional works or for families.

5. Tractor Factory log splitter

The last one is a weight drop design which is similar to the first one from Forest Master. This log splitter lets you avoid axe or chainsaw and hence it is a safer option. There is nothing much to assemble before you start to use it. Place the splitter on a surface, place the log and just drop the weight with force. This is the best choice if you are going to cut firewood. This is also cheaper than some of the other brands in the market but does the job very well. This manual log splitter from Tractor Factory is the simplest one I found till now and is very easy to use.These are some of the manual log splitters for sale that can be ordered online. All are manual log splitters. However, these are safer than traditional axe or chainsaw. So according to your need and budget you can buy one – a hydraulic one or a manual one.