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Powerhouse 7-Ton Horizontal Electric Log Splitter

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Force
7
Tons
Style
Electric Log Splitter
Type
Horizontal Log Splitter
Log Length
20
Inches
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Easy To Use, Affordable Splitter
Great for splitting seasoned wood for fireplace or chimnea

Powerful 3-HP Electric Motor
Plenty of torque to split 12" diameter logs up to 20" long
Requires 20 amp 120v circuit

Very Reliable And Easy To Use
No running out of gas; work inside where it's warm
Starts every time, just plug and go

Designed with Safety In Mind
Requires two hands to operate
Automatically retracts when hand is removed from lever

Weighs Just Over 100 Pounds
Easy to move where you need it most
Compact, wide track wheels move easily over any terrain
Should be operated in above-freezing temperatures


Model
Model Number:FX128-Z
UPC:705105695136
Manufacturer:Powerhouse
Made in USA:No
Pre-Assembled:Yes
Motor
Watts:2200 Watts
HP/CC:3 HP
Motor Voltage:120-Volts Single-Phase
Power Cord Length:6 ft
Log Capacity
Max Log Length:20 Inches
Max Log Diameter:12 Inches
Wedge
Wedge Material:Steel
Wedge Style:2-way
Replaceable Wedge:No
Sharpenable Wedge:Yes
Hydraulics
Auto Return:Yes
Hydraulic Oil Included:Yes
Hydraulic Reservoir Size:.793 Gallon
Cycle Time:15 Seconds
Towing
Towable:No
D.O.T. Lights:No
Fenders:No
Accessories
Log Cradles:No
Jack Stands:No
Overview
Weight:107.8 Lbs (48.90 kilograms)
Dimensions:38.2L x 12W x 20H
(97.03 x 30.48 x 50.80 cm)
Consumer Warranty:1 Year
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  2 Questions
Q: What is the motor horsepower on this splitter?
by Al Borges from Arkansas on October 30, 2011

A: It's listed on the Specs page as a 3 HP electric motor.
by Bob, Product Expert
Q: were do i get parts for my electric power spliter

by Rick from Massachusetts on August 07, 2011

A: <a href="http://www.powerhouselogsplitters.com/home/contactUs" title="Powerhouse" target="_blank"class="bluelink">http://www.powerhouselogsplitters.com/home/contactUs</a>
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Overall Rating
Features
4/5
Quality
4/5
Performance
4/5
Value
4/5
Overall
4.4 out of 54.4 out of 54.4 out of 54.4 out of 54.4 out of 5
Pros
So Far So Goodit Seems S... (1)
Total Satisfaction (1)
Easy To Use (27)
Price (14)
Easy To Store (12)
Cons
Bad Instructions (14)
Packaging (3)
Unreliable (3)
Low Quality (3)
Heavy (2)
89% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Total Reviews
33 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
559 Helpful Votes
Log Splitters Direct Recommended

The Powerhouse FX128-Z 7-ton electric log splitter helps you split your firewood quickly and easily. Split logs as large as 12 inches in diameter by 20 inches long with the all-steel, 2-way wedge.

The Powerhouse FX128-Z runs off standard household current, so you can split wood outside or inside a garage or shed so you're out of the cold. There is no noise or harsh fumes to deal with.

The Powerhouse FX128-Z is well balanced, and with the main weight towards the axle so it's very... more
Bob Recommends This Model
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Wayne
Purchased from Log Splitters Direct
Purchased 9/30/14
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
OCT.
22
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Wood Splitter
I was skeptical about an electric splitter since I only used a gas powered one before. I tried it because I didn't like the noise, heat and fumes of a gas engine. I was pleasantly surprised at the ease of use and the low noise level of the electric one. There is a size range for the splitter which was a problem for my large pieces but that is common for all splitters.

The work went extremely fast. I made a connector for the dual control handles so I could easily press the lever with one... more
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Wayne Recommends This Powerhouse Product
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Jerry A.
Bohemia, NY
Total Helpful Votes
19 Helpful Votes
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
AUG.
07
2014
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Not Repairable
After having this unit for 2 years in need of repair. Unable to get it serviced in my area. Call customer service, they sent me picture of what they think is the problem--their tech is in China- told parts center will contact me after 2 weeks no contact -keep e-mail them no answer.
Cons: Bad Instructions, Low Quality, No Repair Center Available In Long Island --poor Customer Service
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Susan J.
Voorheesville, NY
Purchased from Log Splitters Direct
Purchased 9/27/14
REVIEWED
OCT.
26
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
I Love This Thing!!!
I absolutely love my wood splitter. I have a camp and have had many trees taken down and hate to see them sit and rot. There is no way I could split them by hand.

First of all, the shipping was free and delivery was right to my door (in the woods). Setup was very easy and the wheels make it so easy to move to the work site.

I love this because it seems so safe compared to chainsaws and hatchets. Being electric is certainly easy.
You load the log, pull the handle and SLOWLY the plate... more
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Susan Recommends This Powerhouse Product
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Bruce K.
Glenmoore, PA
Purchased from Log Splitters Direct
Purchased 11/13/14
REVIEWED
DEC.
04
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Compact And Powerful
Have had our splitter a short time, but have treated it to much work. It is a powerful little machine. We have split two cords of wood with no strain and no issues. Cannot speak to longevity yet, but we are impressed with the Powerhouse so far.
Bruce Recommends This Powerhouse Product
Bruce's Experience With Log Splitters Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"I was hesitant to order a machine like this from an online vendor. But their website was excellent, the info on the product was thorough and ordering was a snap. Our Powerhouse was actually delivered a week early and with no problems! The small amount of assembly was easily done with simple tools. I highly recommend Log Splitters Direct."
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Laird C.
Battle Ground, WA
Purchased from Log Splitters Direct
Purchased 11/11/14
REVIEWED
DEC.
03
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Works Great
I have used the splitter and it works very well. if a piece of wood is too big or too heavy, I split it with a maul first and the log splitter does the rest. Makes it easy.
Laird Recommends This Powerhouse Product
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Dennis B.
Porum, OK
Purchased from Log Splitters Direct
Purchased 11/18/14
REVIEWED
DEC.
09
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
No Splitting Hairs Here.
This is my first log splitter, other than an ax, and I couldn't be more pleased. This unit operates smooth and quick. It's worth every penny.
Dennis Recommends This Powerhouse Product
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Gabriele B.
Colville, WA
Purchased from Log Splitters Direct
Purchased 8/8/14
REVIEWED
AUG.
25
2014
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Many Questions
I purchased this product because the starter on my gas splitter broke and I had problems getting the part. I am a 73 year old woman who needs to put in four cords of firewood in for winter.

Questions:

What is the purpose of the two handles? When splitting wood, you frequently need one hand on the log! I stuck a wrench between the handles and covered it with duct tape to allow operation with one hand.

Why are the wheels set higher than the barrel of the motor? Makes them pretty... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Quiet, Light Weight
Cons: Bad Instructions
Gabriele Recommends This Powerhouse Product
Bob, the Log Splitter Expert
Product Expert
Gabriele,
The reasoning behind the two handles is purely for safety reasons and really nothing more. The idea behind it is the hope the operators will not leave any hands in the way of the ram and possible splintering (In some ways you could say it is the lawyers at work!). It sounds like you have made your own adjustments, while we always want to advise people in safety, just be careful.

In terms of the wheels being set higher than the motor, this is something which has baffled us as well here at Log Splitters Direct and unfortunately just seems to be a design flaw which has been suggested to Powerhouse.

If you have any other questions, please feel free to give us a call and we would be happy to assist.
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Steve
REVIEWED
JUN.
20
2014
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Horrible Instructions And Support
I am relatively mechanical but with the instructions that came with the unit, it might as well have been printed in Chinese. Called support and still have not heard back. Took over an hour to figure out how to assemble. Ram doesn't go all the way, need to add 4X4 block to completely split logs.
Pros: Easy To Use, Price
Cons: Bad Instructions
Steve Recommends This Powerhouse Product
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James R.
Afton, MN
Purchased from Log Splitters Direct
Purchased 9/23/14
REVIEWED
OCT.
15
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
My Ax Will Get Rusty Now....
I am getting to an age where the joy of chopping wood is not a joy any more. So I went searching for a wood splitter. Read reviews and opinions and decided on an electric one. I was totally in the dark. I was going to purchase one for around 7 to 8 hundred dollars figuring the more it cost the better it is.

Then I started reading about the Powerhouse 7-ton, 3 hp Horizontal Electric log Splitter and I was impressed. The price was $400. I liked what I read but what really did it for me... more
Cons: The Wheels Could Be Wider Apart
James Recommends This Powerhouse Product
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40
Steven N.
Pierson, FL
Purchased from Log Splitters Direct
Purchased 11/6/14
REVIEWED
NOV.
27
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
It's A Keeper
This is not the biggest fish in the pond but it puts up a good fight. So far I have split about one half cord of live Oak with only the biggest pieces stopping the machine cold (about 12 inch with knots). The rig is so easy to move around and store. I run it off a 15 amp breaker via a 20 ft. extension cord without issue.

Assembly was a snap and the unit came here promptly from PED. The thin metal log keeper rails bent down some I guess because the live Oak is so crooked and heavy, but that... more
Steven Recommends This Powerhouse Product
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Daryl C.
Trinidad, CO
Purchased from Log Splitters Direct
Purchased 10/15/14
REVIEWED
NOV.
08
2014
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Powerhouse 7 Ton Log Splitter
Used it twice, and it seems to be fine. A little slow, but time will tell if it's durable.
Daryl Recommends This Powerhouse Product
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