Brilliant machine. It slices through red gum, messmate, iron bark and blood wood with ease. If the log is to big or dense, chop it back from the outside in then drive up the centre for the final split.
Another great feature is the overload cutoff. If the machine struggles chopping through knotted or branching sections it’ll turn off. Just press the reset switch, reposition the log and go again.
I am really happy with this products. It saves my dodgy shoulders and back... so much fun & it’s addictive too! Way better than the hydraulic machines!
This machine far exceeds my expectations.
Shoulder problems spelt the end of my firewood splitting with a maul so I was considering building a powered splitter when I saw this Masport Kinetic splitter at Bunnings for $499 and knowing Masport's great reputation I figured they would not put their name on an inferior product, so I bought it.
At just under 100kg in it's wooden crate it took some maneuvering but we got there in the end.
Once I'd unpacked it and began the small amount of assembly required I realised why it was so heavy.
The quality of the materials used and the quality of...
Questions & Answers
The 5 ton log splitter konks out when attached to a 2 kva honda generator. What is the peak voltage requirement needed?
Firstly, The splitter is supposedly consuming 1500 watts, now that will be at no load. so every time you engage the rack you are increasing the load and therefore increasing the current draw. Also if the belts are not adjusted correctly to allow slippage when the rack slows or stops during a split then the motor stalls drastically increasing the current draw. So ensure the belts are correctly adjusted so as to allow slip and as you are using a toy generator perhaps you need to up grade that. Most important to remember, the motor does NOT move or power the rack, it only spins the flywheels so it needs to be kept running at maximum revs. The kinetic energy of the flywheels does the work. The motor must have the ability to maintain it's speed, so, belts that can slip and plenty of power. Too long or too thin an extension lead will have the same effect .
Where is the 5 tonne kinetic log splitter made?
China of course, where else? New Zealand staff work in the Chinese factory overseeing production I have been told by Masport Australia. Still very happy with my splitter, does about 10 or 11 ton each year. I grease the rack every 5 or so hours.
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