- The log splitter's 5-Ton of RAM force can split logs up to 21\"L and 10 inch in diameter
- With a 22-second cycle time, the log splitter quickly resets to cut another log
if it I purchased this item and noticed shortly afterward that several other 5-6 ton electric log splitters have exactly the same configuration but are marketed under another name. Typical Chinese marketing: one factory produces the product and several different companies market the same product. Oh well...First of all it worked just fine as I began my wood splitting, mostly fir, pine and spruce that were log ends from my cabin building project 10 years ago. But after using it for 30-45 minutes, invariably the splitter would just lose all splitting power on logs that it successfully split at the beginning. No obvious explanation. Hauling it back to Walmart 30 miles away from my place at 8000 feet didn't appeal.So I waited several hours later and started the project again. Voila, the splitter was back in fine form. Nope -- no sign of a leak, and yes, the air bleeder valve was open, and yes a recheck of the hydraulic fluid level with the dipstick showed all in order.Well, repeat that whole process 2-3 more times (finally all my logs are split) but the same result occurred. So a web search has yet to give me the complete answer, but I suspect there is something about the hydraulic system at fault -- either air gets into the system, or the hydraulic oil \"overheats inch (is that possible?) or some internal gizmo is either protecting or acting up.Since it gets the job done (eventually) and my splitting jobs are fairly small, for now I probably won't return it, but I will certainly give that consideration if it gets worse.If you purchase one and have a similar problem, I sure would like to know it. And if you are Power Smart and review this review, you can give me an answer.