Boss Industrial ES7T20 Electric Log Splitter Review
It offers 7 tons of power, plenty of strength while splitting a wide variety of wood types, and it’s very reasonably priced, which is why we think it’s the best electric log splitter money can buy.
The Boss Industrial ES7T20 has a maximum log size that’s virtually identical to the Pow’ R’ Kraft 65556 (20.5 inches long and 10 inches in diameter), but at 7 tons it delivers almost double the splitting force. This, in addition to the fact that you can use it one-handed, makes it one of the easiest log splitters to use.
Here, you can see for yourself the Boss splitter in action:
While the Pow’ R’ Kraft struggled with splitting newly cut logs, this Boss Industrial log splitter handled green logs with ease: there was almost no difference between the ease of cutting dried and green logs.
The only thing that this wood splitter seemed to struggle with was particularly knotty logs. It has a tendency to split around the knot which can result in some unevenness, despite the side rails which keep the logs in place. Clear, straight grained wood is effortless.
If the splitter is on the ground, you do have to bend down to press the lever which starts the splitting process, which is a minor drawback in terms of comfort. However, when you compare it to the back-breaking work of using a maul or an axe, this is a breeze. In this case, the ram returns to its original position automatically, eliminating the hassle that came with the Sun Loe LJ10M.
One drawback with this model which we didn’t find with any of our other log splitter reviews is that the oil leaked slightly from the hydraulic ram. This didn’t affect the functioning of the wood splitter, and the problem was easily improved with the addition of a new rubber ‘O’ ring.
Here’s another video showing the Boss Industrial in action:
- Can be used one-handed
- Splits green logs easily
- Hydraulic ram returns to its original position automatically
- Splits around knots
- Prone to slight hydraulic oil leaks
- Splitter type: Electric
- Splitting force: 4 tons
- Colour: Dark red
- Weight: 106 pounds
- Material type: Steel
- Hydraulic capacity: 1 gallon
- Maximum log size: 20.5 inches long; 10 inches wide
- Positioning: Horizontal
- Speed/cycle time: 10 seconds