Frequently Asked Questions

We know you're curious. Here are a few of the most common things our experts hear from customers looking to invest in a new log splitter.

Split Second Log Splitter®

Can you put a 4- or 6-way splitting head on this?

At this time, 4- and 6-way splitting heads and T- wedges are not available for the Split Second Log Splitter, but there are additional enhancements and features that our engineers are already thinking about.

Do the log splitters require any assembly?
Your Split Second splitter will ship to you on a pallet, requiring minimal assembly. You will need to do a few things like attach the work , hitch and caster. At a weight of roughly 570 lbs., we want to make it as easy as possible for you to get set up and splitting right away.
Does the Split Second Log Splitter® have a warranty?
We stand behind the quality and durability of the Split Second Log Splitter® and proudly back it up with a three year consumer use warranty and a six month commercial use warranty.
How does it compare to other kinetic splitters on the market?

We've done our research to make sure the Split Second Log Splitter offers industry-first features that improve operation with wood cutters in mind.

The Split Second's height adjustment, retractable tongue, and ram and wedge design eliminate operator strain. Hands free operation with dual activation increases safety and helps reduce flyway wood. Proven speed, the industry's largest cutting table, and two 90 lb. flywheels, which place the Split Second splitter in a 34-ton class, make for greater productivity. 

Our goal is to help you increase your output by controlling cost, saving time, and working more comfortably.

How does it hold up against tough, stringy, gnarly wood?
The twisted, tough, gnarly wood is our priority. We know what you're up against, which is why we've tested the Split Second Log Splitter against the hard beech, elm, sycamore, locust, and stringy black birch, just to name a few. The twin 90 lb. flywheels on the Split Second provide the 365 rpm force necessary to cut through the tough stuff. And the two commercial grade retraction springs pull the ram quickly back to the start position so there is no question of stopping or reversing your split. Take a look at some of our tough wood videos to see for yourself.
How fast can the Split Second Log Splitter® split?
Four times faster than a hydraulic splitter, the Split Second kinetic splitter is proven to split a cord of wood in just one hour. The time savings comes from unique twin 90 pound fly wheels and a steel rack and pinion gear that make for a 3 second cycle time per split.
How will the rack and pinion hold up over time?
Strength and durability was an important consideration in Split Second design and development. With a hardened steel alloy ram and pinion drive gears made and induction hardened in the USA, this splitter will withstand tough use over time. After 100,000 splits on three different units, we saw no wear issues to the ram or the teeth on the pinion gear.
What are the safety features?

 

Though they're both high priority, our splitters will always place safety before speed. The Split Second design includes a two-piece hands free activation system to keep your hands clear of the wood and ram. In addition, the Split Second's flywheels are not exposed to the user as they are on other kinetic splitters on the market. The Split Second is also the only log splitter that adjusts to your height; raising 27" to 34" to not only keep you safe, but comfortable.
What is the largest log diameter or log length the Split Second Log Splitter® can cut?
You can easily cut everything from the small logs to the large rounds. The Split Second Log Splitter® cuts pieces up to 30 inches in diameter and 24 inches long.
What kind of force does the Split Second Log Splitter® have?
Kinetic splitters are not rated in terms of tons like hydraulic splitters, but the Split Second splitter compares in strength to a 34-ton hydraulic log splitter.
What's the difference between a kinetic log splitter and a hydraulic log splitter?

Most log splitters out there are hydraulic, which means that they have an electric or gas engine used to power a hydraulic pump. The pump creates a pressured stream of oil to a valve, which pushes the splitting wedge through a log when engaged. Hydraulic splitters offer improved operation compared to splitting with an axe but can still be a tough, backbreaking job and are sometimes slow when going through stringy or gnarly logs.

A kinetic log splitter is engineered differently. Designed using kinetic technology and motion, it uses a massive flywheel to store energy from the gas engine. When you engage the handle, the ram bursts out, splitting the log in half, before it immediately retracts. Kinetic splitters are fast, efficient, and can power through some really tough logs.

Where is this log splitter made?
Split Second Log Splitters are proudly designed and manufactured in Sullivan, Illinois by Agri-Fab, Incorporated.
Who is the Split Second kinetic splitter designed for?
The Split Second Log Splitter® is designed and manufactured by wood cutters and people who heat their homes with wood. Since we're out there doing what you're doing day in and day out, we know speed and durability are key to getting your job done.

With that said, we've designed this splitter for commercial or home use. Whether you're looking to increase your productivity, supplement your bigger operation, or split wood for personal use, the Split Second Log Splitter's® unique features help reduce cost, save time, and increase output.

Purchasing

Can I be a dealer?
At this time, Split Second Log Splitters are only available for purchase online.
Where is this log splitter made?
Split Second Log Splitters are proudly designed and manufactured in Sullivan, Illinois by Agri-Fab, Incorporated.

Warranty

Does the Split Second Log Splitter® have a warranty?
We stand behind the quality and durability of the Split Second Log Splitter® and proudly back it up with a three year consumer use warranty and a six month commercial use warranty.
Where is this log splitter made?
Split Second Log Splitters are proudly designed and manufactured in Sullivan, Illinois by Agri-Fab, Incorporated.