Grizzly H8171 Hydraulic / Electric Log Splitter Review 2018

Grizzly H8171 Hydraulic / Electric Log Splitter features a powerful 5-ton hydraulic pressure that allows you to spilt logs up to 20 inches long and up to 10 inches in diameter in less time. Compared to gas-powered log splitters, it doesn’t emit toxic fumes and it operates with less noise so it can be used even in the basement or in the garage.

The Grizzly H8171 can be operated with utmost ease even with your gloves on. It can be conveniently transported with its handles and built-in wheels. It’s lightweight and portable, yet has the power to split logs just the way you want your log splitter would be.

Features and Specifications

  • Motor: 1-3/4 HP, 110V, 15 amps
  • 5 tons of hydraulic pressure
  • Handles logs from 15″ – 20″ long and up to 10″ diameter
  • Electric power for use in basement or garage
  • Built-in wheels and handles for portability
  • Easy operation – even with gloves on
  • Approx. shipping wt.: 118 lb

The Reviews

The online reviews for Grizzly H8171 Hydraulic / Electric Log Splitter are all positive. Reviewers say that this machine does more than the manufacturer claims. It splits red and white oak efficiently and it consistently splits 10 to 12-inch logs and some quite bigger logs. There are times when you have to nibble off the edges of the really big logs with small splits prior to getting the main log to split, but it usually gets the job done.

Sometimes it grinds to a halt on a piece with a big knot but with a little patience and turning the log around and attacking the other end will get the job done. Also, it has another feature which allows you to adjust the RAM’s length which is good if you’re working smaller length logs. If you close the fluid valve it stores upright in about a square foot of floor space.

Grizzly H8171 Hydraulic / Electric Log Splitter received outstanding ratings from its users. We haven’t found any negative reviews for this product which only shows that this log splitter is reliable and it’s affordable for an average homeowner.