EARTHQUAKE W1200 Compact 5-Ton Electric Log Wood Splitter, 5 Yea

EARTHQUAKE W1200 Compact 5-Ton Electric Log Wood Splitter, 5 Yea

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EARTHQUAKE W1200 Compact 5-Ton Electric Log Wood Splitter, 5 Yea

EARTHQUAKE W1200 Compact 5-Ton Electric Log Wood Splitter, 5 Yea:at our store, we stock over 2000 models, so if you see the manufacturer, but not the model, don't be shy - give us a call and we will be happy to check! *********UPDATED on 3/28/18, lowering rating from 4 to 2 stars:The motor locked up on my machine. Earthquake/Ardisam does respond to inquiries, but as this unit apparently only had a 1 year warranty when I bought it in 2015, they will not replace the motor. I was offered a "discounted" motor at 5. That's all fair enough. I don't expect the company to honor a long-expired warranty. But I'm lowering my rating to 2 stars because my splitter got pretty light use and only lasted 3 1/2 seasons.With the 5-year warranty, I suppose it's not a bad gamble, provided you can transport the unit to a warranty repair center and wait for repairs I just don't feel that I got my 9 out of it (that was the price when I bought it).********This splitter is no toy, it's got some power. It seems to be the same basic design that is sold under numerous labels, including harbor freight. I opted for this one because Earthquake has been around a while and actually has a repair and parts network, whereas with many of the labels you're likely on your own if something breaks. After about an hour of use, my machine locked up so that the motor hummed but would not turn. Since I really wanted to keep working, I took the motor off to find that a metal shaving was caught in the hydraulic gears. It was an easy fix, but I broke the plastic cooling fan on the motor. Earthquake is sending a replacement fan, so I can verify that parts are available and the company is responsive. Also, there is a warranty repair center less than 10 miles from me, so I feel confident that if more issues arise, Earthquake will make it right.As for the operation and safety, I do find one flaw. With most gas powered splitters, the splitting head moves and pushes the wood against a stationary plate, so all the force is directed toward the plate and if the wood builds some tension, it will all be released toward the plate. On this machine, the action is reversed, so the splitting head is stationary and a plate pushes the log into the splitter head. As I found out the hard way, this can result in some pretty big pieces of wood getting launched with great force as tension builds in the wood fibers and is released when the split occurs. Most of the pieces launch AWAY from the operator and fly to either side of the splitter head, so you don't want anybody standing around the machine besides the operator. Worse yet, if the splitter head encounters a hard spot on the cut face of the log and you keep operating the pusher, the wood can spring BACK INTO YOUR FACE. I had the bloody and swollen nose to prove it. What I figured out is to keep your eyes and ears on the splitter head and if it does not IMMEDIATELY enter the log face, STOP the machine. Safety glasses and a helmet wouldn't be a bad idea either.Even with the safety concern, I love this machine. It has split everything I've tried with the exception of pieces where the wood grain is running in multiple directions, such as a wye of two trunk sections. That's what kind of piece hit me in the face, and I won't even bother trying to split those in the future. As others have noted, sometimes the machine will bog down. That's where gas powered machines are superior, but rotating the log to take a smaller cut or drive into a split that already exists in the log usually works. Considering the cost and convenience of this splitter, I think it's a good option for homeowners who are working on their own firewood. JUST BE CAREFUL!trust,dealing full price reduction,washington mallEARTHQUAKE W1200 Compact 5-Ton Electric Log Wood Splitter, 5 Yea
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  • Lightweight rolling design. 20inch maximum log length. Cycle time 22 seconds
  • Dependable - constant splitting force with precision components and copper motor windings.
  • Rubber-coated handle perfectly placed for simple transport
  • Electric motor requires no gas, just plug in and start splitting
  • 5 year residential and 90 day commercial warranty
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A day of chopping wood has never been easier than with the W1200 Earthquake 5-ton log splitter. Complete with an electric motor, all you'll need to do is plug it in amp; start splitting logs. The W1200 is a powerful amp; versatile Machine that will make wood splitting for your fireplace easier amp; less time-consuming. For the occasional campfire or just enough wood for the weekend, the Earthquake W1200 gets the job done.


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EARTHQUAKE W1200 Compact 5-Ton Electric Log Wood Splitter, 5 Yea

EARTHQUAKE W1200 Compact 5-Ton Electric Log Wood Splitter, 5 Yea:at our store, we stock over 2000 models, so if you see the manufacturer, but not the model, don't be shy - give us a call and we will be happy to check! *********UPDATED on 3/28/18, lowering rating from 4 to 2 stars:The motor locked up on my machine. Earthquake/Ardisam does respond to inquiries, but as this unit apparently only had a 1 year warranty when I bought it in 2015, they will not replace the motor. I was offered a "discounted" motor at 5. That's all fair enough. I don't expect the company to honor a long-expired warranty. But I'm lowering my rating to 2 stars because my splitter got pretty light use and only lasted 3 1/2 seasons.With the 5-year warranty, I suppose it's not a bad gamble, provided you can transport the unit to a warranty repair center and wait for repairs I just don't feel that I got my 9 out of it (that was the price when I bought it).********This splitter is no toy, it's got some power. It seems to be the same basic design that is sold under numerous labels, including harbor freight. I opted for this one because Earthquake has been around a while and actually has a repair and parts network, whereas with many of the labels you're likely on your own if something breaks. After about an hour of use, my machine locked up so that the motor hummed but would not turn. Since I really wanted to keep working, I took the motor off to find that a metal shaving was caught in the hydraulic gears. It was an easy fix, but I broke the plastic cooling fan on the motor. Earthquake is sending a replacement fan, so I can verify that parts are available and the company is responsive. Also, there is a warranty repair center less than 10 miles from me, so I feel confident that if more issues arise, Earthquake will make it right.As for the operation and safety, I do find one flaw. With most gas powered splitters, the splitting head moves and pushes the wood against a stationary plate, so all the force is directed toward the plate and if the wood builds some tension, it will all be released toward the plate. On this machine, the action is reversed, so the splitting head is stationary and a plate pushes the log into the splitter head. As I found out the hard way, this can result in some pretty big pieces of wood getting launched with great force as tension builds in the wood fibers and is released when the split occurs. Most of the pieces launch AWAY from the operator and fly to either side of the splitter head, so you don't want anybody standing around the machine besides the operator. Worse yet, if the splitter head encounters a hard spot on the cut face of the log and you keep operating the pusher, the wood can spring BACK INTO YOUR FACE. I had the bloody and swollen nose to prove it. What I figured out is to keep your eyes and ears on the splitter head and if it does not IMMEDIATELY enter the log face, STOP the machine. Safety glasses and a helmet wouldn't be a bad idea either.Even with the safety concern, I love this machine. It has split everything I've tried with the exception of pieces where the wood grain is running in multiple directions, such as a wye of two trunk sections. That's what kind of piece hit me in the face, and I won't even bother trying to split those in the future. As others have noted, sometimes the machine will bog down. That's where gas powered machines are superior, but rotating the log to take a smaller cut or drive into a split that already exists in the log usually works. Considering the cost and convenience of this splitter, I think it's a good option for homeowners who are working on their own firewood. JUST BE CAREFUL!trust,dealing full price reduction,washington mallEARTHQUAKE W1200 Compact 5-Ton Electric Log Wood Splitter, 5 Yea