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Mid last year I finally bit the bullet and purchased a log splitter, I spent a heap of time trying to find something reasonable for an affordable price and ended up with a Black Diamond 40t.

I bought it from best-buys on Ebay, These guys have a heap of bad ratings but I found that they have Aussie support staff and are easily contactable/ helpful. They quickly replaced the key/start mechanism that failed on its second use.

I highly recommend this thing, it helps make a job that usually took half a day down to about an hour.

Specifications (if any)

  • Maximum capacity: 40ton
  • Engine type: 13hp 4 stroke engine electric start
  • Horizontal and vertical operation
  • Log size capacity: up to 21.6 in. (55cm) Maximum Length, 12 in. (30cm) Diameter
  • Includes Heavy Duty Log Table
  • Heavy Duty 5" (12.7cm) x 19.4" (49.3cm) Cylinder
  • 8 in. (20cm) Heavy Duty Cast Steel Wedge, Wearproof
  • 2-stage Gear Pump for Minimum 18s Cycle Time
  • Auto Return Valve, With Safe Relief Function
  • 16" D.O.T. Pneumatic Wheels Towing
  • Safe Chain, Wheel Fenders Included, With Reflector
  • Suitable for towing off-road up to 72km/h (45MPH) fully ball bearing
  • 16” x 6.5” pneumatic tyres
  • Extra heavy duty I-beam construction for maximum performance
  • 20 litres of Hydraulic fluid.
  • Shipping Dimensions: 173 X 52 X 79cm, GW: 315kg

Pros

Splits some of the toughest and kinked logs.
Assembly was quite simple.
CHonda Motor(Honda copy almost as good as a honda)
The log table !!!!!!

Cons (if any)

Does not include tooling.
Requires assembly.
Insufficient vacuum tube for hydraulic pump pickup.(see pic)
Powder coat flaked in some spots after a short period of time.
Support rail bent after minimal use.
Key failed on second use(quickly replaced by seller)

Other Information

I would look to modify it to have a stopper to prevent a log coming back with the splitting wedge when stuck.
Make sure you have it covered, couple of days in heavy rain somehow filled the cylinder. A quick service and water removal and she runs like a champion.

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