Mantis 5005 SwiftSplit Electric Log Splitter Review 2018

Mantis 5005 SwiftSplit Electric Log Splitter is an easy and quick way to split logs outdoors or indoors. It efficiently splits logs up to 20 inches long and 12 inches in diameter with its 5-ton hydraulic power without needing a table or a workbench. Set up is simple and quick with its portable and lightweight design. Controlled by a two-hand switching mechanism, the Swiftsplit keeps your hands out of the way to prevent injuries.

The Mantis 5005 SwiftSplit has a rugged solid steel construction. With its 10-inch pneumatic tires that easily roll up over bumpy terrains, walkways, grass and other uneven surfaces so you don’t have to lift the machine. It has 15-amp circuit breaker and pressure relief valve that protects the hydraulic machine from damage. For convenient storage in shed or garage, the handle can be folded down easily.

Features and Specifications

  • Electric Log Splitter
  • Powerful, clean running 1.5kw electric motor uses a standard 110/120 volt outlet
  • Vertical design makes loading logs easy
  • Compact dolly carriage design for easy maneuverability and storage
  • Solid steel construction for durability and 10 pneumatic tires for transporting ease.
  • Product Dimensions: 34.5 x 21.5 x 38.5 inches

The Reviews

Our research on Mantis 5005 SwiftSplit Electric Log Splitter revealed positive reviews. Most users are very pleased how it splits logs with ease. The large-wheeled dolly and operating the splitter without the user’s face being right next to log are the machine’s selling points, and the users’ experience on log-splitting has confirmed these advantages. Assembly is straightforward as well. The reviewers think that greasing the machine’s vertical beam is essential. Basically, you must split smaller logs on this unit, nothing over 10 inches in diameter or so, even though it says it can handle 12-inch logs.

A reviewer commented though that this splitter works pretty well for the occasional wood burner but it will not suffice for the fulltime user. Trying to split something which is simply too much for it can make the machine break. The carrier that holds the log at the bottom can crack out from too much pressure.

Our team can tell that Mantis 5005 SwiftSplit Electric Log Splitter is clearly not a commercial-grade machine but it works effectively. Also, this machine is durable and has safety features so a home owner can work on it safely. If you’re looking for a quiet, non-gas powered log splitter that you can use in your shed or garage, this is it.