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Dirty Hand Tools 22-Ton Horizontal / Vertical Gas Log Splitter

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4.8 out of 54.8 out of 54.8 out of 54.8 out of 54.8 out of 5
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Force
22
Tons
Style
Gas Log Splitter
Type
Vertical/Horizontal Log Splitter
Log Length
25.0
Inches
22-Ton Splitting Force
Plenty of power to split hardwood with ease

6.5 Gallon Hydraulic System Capacity
5-gallons operational (hydraulic fluid included)
13-gallon per minute, 2-stage pump

6.5HP/196cc Kohler SH265 4-Cycle Engine
Fast 11 second cycle time - down and back

Patented Full Length Beam
Handle up to 25-inch logs with ease
8-inch foot plate and removable stripper plates
Includes log catcher and built-in log cradle

8-Inch High Wedge
Heat treated steel for maximum durability

16-Inch O.D. High Speed Road Tires
DOT approved

2-Inch Ball Coupler With Safety Chains
Flip down stand

3-2-1 Warranty
3 year warranty on workmanship
2 year warranty on the engine; one year warranty on hydraulics


Model
Model Number:100171
UPC:856206004003
Manufacturer:Dirty Hand Tools
Made in USA:No
Pre-Assembled:No
Engine
Engine Brand:Kohler
Engine Starter:Recoil Start
HP/CC:6.5 HP/196 cc
Low Oil Shutdown:Yes
Fuel Tank Size:0.95
Log Capacity
Max Log Length:25.0 Inches
Max Log Diameter:n/a
Wedge
Wedge Material:Steel
Wedge Size:8-Inch
Wedge Style:2-way
Replaceable Wedge:Yes
Sharpenable Wedge:Yes
Hydraulics
Auto Return:Yes
Hydraulic Filter:Yes
Hydraulic Oil Included:Yes
Hydraulic Reservoir Size:6.5 Gallons
Cycle Time:11.0 Seconds
Max Pump PSI:3,400 PSI
Cylinder Diameter:4.0 Inches
Cylinder Length:24.0 Inches
Towing
Towable:Yes
D.O.T. Lights:No
Fenders:No
Hitch Ball Size:2 Inch
Max Towing Speed:45 Mph
Accessories
Log Cradles:Included
Jack Stands:Included
Overview
Weight:595.0 Lbs (269.89 kilograms)
Dimensions:88.0L x 46.0W x H
(223.52 x 116.84 x 0.00 cm)
Consumer Warranty:3 Years
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Dirty Hand Tools 100171 Reviews & Ratings
Overall Rating
Features
5/5
Quality
5/5
Performance
5/5
Value
5/5
Overall
4.8 out of 54.8 out of 54.8 out of 54.8 out of 54.8 out of 5
Pros
Price (14)
Easy To Use (11)
High Quality (11)
Durable (10)
Fast (9)
Cons
Hydraulic Fluid 1 Gal Lo... (1)
Sales Person Knew Nothin... (1)
Lowes Does Not Stock Acc... (1)
Per Instructions No Tefl... (1)
Expensive (1)
97% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Bob, the Log Splitter Expert
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Total Reviews
36 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
859 Helpful Votes
Log Splitters Direct Recommended

Designed and engineered in Colorado, the Dirty Hand Tools 100171 22-ton gas log splitter is designed to make tough jobs easier.

Powered by a 196cc Kohler SH265 engine that produces 6.5HP, the Dirty Hand Tools 100171 delivers plenty of power and let's you split wood in both vertical and horizontal positions. This model has an 11 second cycle time (pretty quick compared to other splitters in this category). I also like the auto return and adjustable detent.

The Dirty Hand Tools 100171... more
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Matthew
Purchased from Log Splitters Direct
Purchased 4/3/14
Total Helpful Votes
10 Helpful Votes
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
MAR.
04
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Such An Amazing Log Splitter!
Bought this log splitter almost 1 year ago, decided to wait awhile before writing a review to see how it performed. Couldn't be more happy!

Delivery came in a small box truck that was able to maneuver down my small private street. And unloading was fairly simple, my driveway is a bit steep near the street so it was a heavy haul up the hill. It came in a very sturdy crate, well packaged and easy to assemble. The steel beam is the heaviest part but thankfully, you only have to stand it up... more
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Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, Reliable, Exceeded Expectations
Matthew Recommends This Dirty Hand Tools Product
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Dudley N.
South Hamilton, MA
Purchased from Log Splitters Direct
Purchased 2/28/16
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
MAR.
22
2016
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Not A Great Experience - Good Customer Service
My wood splitter arrived with a grouchy trucker that handled the crate badly and it looked like it was damaged. When I opened the crate, the parts seemed to be in good shape except for a few dents on the engine gas tank and muffler housing. After assembly, the engine would not stop surging (hunting) and would eventually stop.

After $190 at the small engine repair shop, I was on my way to splitting wood - so I thought. Started the engine, put a log on, and before I got halfway through the... more
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Tom Reidy
Plymouth, OH
Purchased from Log Splitters Direct
Purchased 8/6/14
REVIEWED
SEP.
02
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Wish Wood Cutting Was As Easy As The Purchase
Everything with my purchase from Log Splitters Direct went better than expected. Sent in the check and the splitter arrived. Simple as that. The only problem we had was getting the semi truck turned around. (see picture) I was expecting a small box truck. The driver did a great job in the little space he had. He was very pleasant and gladly waited while we inspected the crate. Nothing was out of place. My wife and I had it assembled in a little over a hour. ( We had a few ice teas it... more
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Pros: Price, Easy To Use, Durable, Features
Tom Recommends This Dirty Hand Tools Product
Tom's Experience With Log Splitters Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Easiest purchase I've ever made. Even though local retailers are selling the same log splitter, I'd definitely purchase from Log Splitters Direct again."
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Constance C.
Reva, VA
Purchased from Log Splitters Direct
Purchased 1/15/16
REVIEWED
FEB.
28
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Amazing Machine
We live in the country and are constantly having to deal with downed trees. After years of watching my now 66 year old husband split logs by hand, I decided to give him the gift of time and bought him the DHT 22 ton log splitter for Valentine's Day. It works like a charm, but here are a few comments that might be helpful for others.

1) Getting it: As everyone says, it's heavy. We have a very long driveway, which is impossible for a tractor trailer to navigate. They no longer use small box... more
Constance Recommends This Dirty Hand Tools Product
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Hugh F.
Coopersburg, PA
Purchased from Log Splitters Direct
Purchased 4/18/15
REVIEWED
MAY.
10
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Nothing Will Stop It...
Already knocked out about 3 cords in about 3.5 hours. Can handle anything that can fit onto the platform!

Assembly takes about 1.5 hours, pretty easy.

Splitter turned with two pulls runs great!
Hugh Recommends This Dirty Hand Tools Product
Hugh's Experience With Log Splitters Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Arrived in driveway in perfect shape!"
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Gary W.
Neodesha, KS
REVIEWED
MAR.
23
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Dht Has Great Customer Service!
Bought the 22-ton DHT at Lowe's, looked at the display splitters sitting outside and they looked weathered and rusted, so I asked for one unassembled in the crate. drove an hour home and removed the top of the crate and it had rust and corrosion on it! Called Lowe's and they said bring it back, its an hour back not gonna happen.

So I called DHT and told them what I found and the very nice lady Kat said that was a problem with Lowe's because they store the crates outside and that humidity... more
Gary Recommends This Dirty Hand Tools Product
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Mike W.
Foxboro, WI
Purchased from Log Splitters Direct
Purchased 4/10/14
REVIEWED
FEB.
09
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Quality Splitter
I bought this splitter, had 20 cords of oak delivered, and went through some very big stuff with no problem. I would absolutely buy another, but probably wont need to for 20 years. The only complaint I have is it's very hard to start in the winter. The engine doesn't "freely" spin over if the temp is the least bit cold. Maybe I should go to a 10w oil or even synthetic oil.
Pros: Price, High Quality, Durable, Fast
Cons: Bad Cold Starting
Mike Recommends This Dirty Hand Tools Product
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Bonnie
Purchased from Log Splitters Direct
Purchased 11/24/15
REVIEWED
DEC.
15
2015
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Too Early To Tell
This was a Christmas gift, and so far our son is thrilled, but time will tell. So far it is performing flawlessly.
Bonnie Recommends This Dirty Hand Tools Product
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Aaron T.
Evansville, WI
Purchased from Log Splitters Direct
Purchased 10/1/15
REVIEWED
NOV.
05
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Legit Log Splitter!
The splitter was delivered about a month ago and I've used it several times. It arrived in a well-packed crate, which was impressive all by itself. I assembled without assistance in two hours. Directions were easy to follow.

The unit seems very sturdy and the Kohler engine has handled everything I've put it, and I've gone through some very gnarly stuff. This thing will be a nice addition to my garage for many years to come. Great purchase!
Aaron Recommends This Dirty Hand Tools Product
Aaron's Experience With Log Splitters Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Incredibly fast shipping. Will buy other tools in the future."
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Thomas M.
Ashford, WA
Purchased from Log Splitters Direct
Purchased 6/6/15
REVIEWED
JUN.
29
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Wrist Saver
Been splitting wood for over 40 years by hand. Lately the big rounds have been raising hell with my wrists and hands. Now that I have had a couple of weeks to work with the Dirty Hands Splitter, I have a good system worked out. Brought it to a friends property which just recently had been logged off, leaving a mess.

We split a bunch of the butt cuts and other odds and ends with no problems. People have been coming over and are appreciating the difference it makes. So far, worth every... more
Thomas Recommends This Dirty Hand Tools Product
Thomas's Experience With Log Splitters Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Went together well, no problems, it's a handful by yours, but I have an over head crane. Plus, they give you all the fluids to get started, that was a nice touch."
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Anton
Purchased from Log Splitters Direct
Purchased 6/15/15
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
JUN.
29
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Product
Recently purchased this splitter to spit hard wood that I cut from my property. Most of the trees I cut are not giant, the rounds are never much more than 2 feet, and I do 18 inch for length. The wood is hard maple, birch, cherry, ash. I have yet to put a piece through the splitter that it could not handle. I have split both dry wood, and very, very green. Every piece, no problem.

It was delivered to my house one day ahead of schedule, and it was put together with 2 friends in about... more
Pros: Price, Easy To Use, High Quality, Durable
Anton Recommends This Dirty Hand Tools Product
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