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Split Second 34-Ton Kinetic Log Splitter

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Model: 45-0503
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Built To Take On Almost Any Splitting Task
Delivers splitting power equivalent to a 34-ton hydraulic splitter
Incredibly fast cycle time of just 3 seconds
Split your wood at up to 6 times the speed of a hydraulic model

Unique Kinetic Power System
Twin 90 lb flywheels spin at 365 rpms to create mechanical energy
This energy drives a commercial grade rack and pinion system
Powers the ram in a sudden, speedy burst that splits any log
Delivers splitting force that will split the most dense and stringy wood

6HP/169cc Subaru SP170 4-Cycle Engine
Runs up to 6 hours on a single tank of gas

Extra Large 33-Inch Wide Work Table
Makes multiple splits on a single log easier
Keeps wood at a comfortable working level
Keeps you from having to bend over to pick up split wood

Only Height Adjustable Log Splitter
Rear wheels and caster jack adjust from 27" to 34" high
Helps eliminate the problem of back-breaking bending and lifting

Retractable Tow Hitch
Allows for splitting directly into truck bed or a cart

Engine Brand
Starting System
Recoil Start
6 HP
169 CCs
Fuel Tank Size
0.075 Gallons
Wedge Material
Wedge Size
7 Inches
Replaceable Wedge
Sharpenable Wedge
Auto Return
Cycle Time
3 Seconds
34 Tons
Log Capacity
Max Log Length
24 Inches
Max Log Diameter
30 Inches
D.O.T. Lights
Hitch Type
2 Inch Ball Hitch
Max Towing Speed
45 MPH
Jack Stands
Made in USA
570 Pounds
Product Length
112.0 Inches
Product Width
55.0 Inches
Consumer Warranty
3 Years
Commercial Warranty
180 Days
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  7 Questions
Q: Is there a 4-way wedge that works on this log splitter?
by Tim from New Hampshire on August 04, 2015

A: Tim - there is no 4-way wedge available for this Split Second log splitter. But the cycle time on this log splitter is so fast that you can actually make three splits on the same log in about the same time it would take you to make one split with a 4-way wedge on a traditional hydraulic log splitter.
by Dale, Product Expert
Q: How much splitting force does this log splitter have?
by Mark from Alaska on August 04, 2015

A: Mark - 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.
by Dale, Product Expert
Q: How is this Split Second log splitter different from a typical log splitter?
by Paul from Colorado on August 04, 2015

A: Paul - 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.

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Q: How fast can this model really split wood?
by Tom from Massachusetts on July 30, 2015

A: Tom - the Split Second log splitter splits wood up to four times faster than a traditional hydraulic log splitter. The Split Second kinetic log splitter can split a cord of wood in just one hour. The time savings comes from it's unique twin 90 pound fly wheels and a steel rack and pinion gear that make for a 3 second cycle time per split.
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Q: Can this log splitter split tough, stringy, gnarly wood?
by Jeff from New Hampshire on July 30, 2015

A: Jeff - the Split Second log splitter is ideal for splitting twisted, tough, gnarly wood. The Split Second Log Splitter has been tested using 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 force necessary to cut through the tough stuff.
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Q: How does this log splitter differ from the kinetic log splitters that DR Power sells?
by Bill from Vermont on July 30, 2015

A: Bill - the Split Second log splitter offers several "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. 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.

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Q: Does this log splitter require me to assemble it when it's delivered to me?
by Dave from Illinois on July 30, 2015

A: Dave - Your Split Second log splitter will ship to you on a single pallet. You'll need to do some minimal assembly. You'll to attach the work table to the frame; attach the retractable hitch and the front caster. Add gas and oil to the engine, and you'll be ready to start splitting right away.
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Split Second 45-0503 Reviews & Ratings
Overall Rating
4.8 out of 54.8 out of 54.8 out of 54.8 out of 54.8 out of 5
Easy To Use (2)
Fast (2)
Exceeded Expectations (1)
I'd Buy It Again (1)
Features (1)
Price (1)
Expensive (1)
80% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Memphis, TN
Most Helpful Positive Review
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Works Well
The log splitter works very well. I did have to tweak it a little to make it work.

Under the rack gear there is a piece of spring steel that has a wheel mounted to it and a spring to support the rack gear. Great setup, problem is the rack gear has no piloted area to keep the spring in location. So for me the guide wheel kicked out and the spring went off center and ultimately sent the ram all the way out and when it went against the gear it just kept hopping teeth because there was no... more
Pros: Features, Easy To Use, Fast, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: Expensive
Jack Recommends This Split Second Product
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Ricardo E.
Arvilla, ND
Purchased from Log Splitters Direct
Purchased 2/18/17
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Excellent Machine
I've been using this machine for quite sometime now perhaps around five months or so. There has been only couple issues with it nothing big deal. It was just couple of boards that were tight enough. It be nice if the sticker on the sides would stick better because they fall off easy. There were a couple logs that did get stuck, but it was really heavy knots But I still ended up splitting them anyways, it just took a little bit more time. Other than that the machine works just great I... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Exceeded Expectations, Fast
Cons: Price
Ricardo Recommends This Split Second Product
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"It was really easy, nothing too difficult, common sense. It would be nice if people added more comments and reviews on the items. Just little bit more information of what people think of the product. Other than that it was great"
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Zachary R.
Evergreen, CO
Purchased from Log Splitters Direct
Purchased 9/26/15
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Blown away at how this thing splits so much faster then a hydraulic unit, and will split so far pretty much anything I can lift on to the work table. Will get stock on a hard branch knot every now and then, but just back it off, and hit it again and it blasts its way through.

Cycle time is a huge advantage in regard to speed, and really happy with the fail-safe two hand design...had my 9 year old helping out the other day, she engaged the gears, and I loaded the table...super easy to split a... more
Zachary Recommends This Split Second Product
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Philip P.
Northfield, IL
Purchased from Log Splitters Direct
Purchased 8/28/15
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Good And Weak Points
Assembly went well and instructions were clear. When I started it up the motor would revert back to a fast idle regardless of throttle position. I kept thinking why didn't I get a Honda. After some time working on this new splitter engine I was ready to go.

Normal logs split with ease. The log lift looks cool but it is fairly worthless. It won't stay down to load and it's lever bar is in the way when you are splitting. I have now had to step over it 100 times and I've only run it a few... more
Philip Does Not Recommend This Product
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Typically when using the log lift it is easier to remove the handle when it is not in use. That way it is out of your way and you don't have to step over it. Give us a call at 217-728-8388 if you have any questions of concerns.
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Larry S.
Bloomingdale, MI
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Good And Fast
I purchased about a month ago. The one problem I had was keeping the outside belt on. I put a 1/8 inch spacer in the clutch, this moved the belts over toward the center of the fly wheel. I also discarded the regular belts and replaced them with 2 Kevlar belts because the regular belts are useless.

With this machine you have to know the grain pattern of the wood so you don't get it stuck on the wedge.they claim that you can split a 30 inch diameter log. Take your chain saw and rip it in half... more
Larry Recommends This Split Second Product
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
I am sorry that you had to make a few adjustments to work out the kinks in your log splitter. When it comes to speed it sure can split a lot of wood in an hour. Give us a call if you have any questions and we will be more than happy to help.
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