YARDMAX YS0552 5-Ton Electric Log Splitter review

Yardmax has become one of the most suitable brands to the customer from the recent past. It has provided various models in the market so far. Among them, Yardmax 5-ton electric log splitter is the most preferable to the customer. Awesome body structure, unique features and sufficient warranty periods make this one quite reliable to the customer. It is also known as small log splitter in the market. The customer rating is 4.5 out of 5 which is simply awesome. As customer rating and feedback are excellent, it can be dependable for sure. It is suitable for family or residential purpose use. I can tell you that it may be the best choice if you need a small, portable and smart log splitter.

Basic Product Description​​​​

This particular log splitter is operated with electricity. That is why it is called electric wood splitter. The model number is YSO552 and weigh is only 100 pounds. The machine dimension is 40*8*5 inches which are comfortable for the job. 15 amp powerful motor is used in this model which is capable of providing the 5-ton splitting force. Wood splitting capacity is 20.5 inches long and 10 inches in diameter. Wedge size is 5 inches and hydraulic capacity is 0.93 gallon. Cylinder cycle time is only 16 seconds. It can be operated in horizontal position only. It will provide you 2 years residential and 90 days commercial warranty.

Awesome features

Yardmax 5-ton electric log splitter has some reliable features that are really amazing. I think you will be surprised to read the whole features. Let’s have a quick look at those features below_

​​​Easy to operate

I think easy operation process is a legal demand for the modern time. This particular electric wood splitter is very easy to operate. It is also known as easy log splitter. The machine is designed as user-friendly. One of my close friends has already used this log splitter. He has said, “I have faced no difficulty while operating this log splitter”. You don’t need any splitting pre-experiences. I believe you will be able to operate it without any problem.

​​​Super performance

This particular machine has used 15 amp powerful motor that is quite capable of providing the 5-ton splitting force. It will help you to complete the job fast and smooth. You can split both the dry and wet log effortlessly. It also can be operated outdoors in the winter. As wedge size is 5 inches, you will get comfortable splitting experience for sure.

Easy portability

If I ask you a question that is do you want a log splitter without the portable feature? The answer will be no. I think the maximum customer will do so. The reason is portability is one of the most necessary features. This particular log splitter is fully portable with 7 inches wheel. It is known as portable log splitter. Moreover, the low weight will also help to move it anywhere. Because of easy portability, it has become suitable for outdoor splitting.

​​​Efficient splitting

This particular model is much more efficient in case of splitting. Cycle time is only 16 seconds which is great. You can also decrease the cycle time when the wood size is small. Moreover, you can cut the wood up to 20.5 inches long and 10 inches in dimension. It can be used to cut both the green and dry wood.

Safety splitting

Yardmax has ensured secure splitting without any risk. You have to involve two hands while operating the machine which is good. This particular log splitter is designed with this safety feature so that you can remain safe.

​​​Extra facilities

You will get some extra facilities with the machine. First of all, you don’t need to purchase log splitter stand with extra cost. You know stand will help you to split the wood comfortably. You don’t need to bend over the machine while doing the job. Moreover, you will get (free) log tray, stroke limiter etc with the machine. The tray will give you a good support to put the piece of wood in the suitable place.

Enough warranty periods

You may agree that warranty is a vital factor in any product. In case of log splitting machine, it is more important. Yardmax will give you 2 years residential and 90 days commercial warranty with the machine. I think it is quite decent for this particular log splitter.


Special features

There are some advantages of this particular electric log splitter. Let’s mention those positive sides in below_

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    Easy and comfortable operation
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    Impressive splitting performance
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    Efficient splitting capacity
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    Awesome customer rating (4.5)
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    Ensure safety splitting
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    Enough warranty periods.

Some limitations with the solution

Though yardmax 5-ton electric log splitter has some awesome advantages, it has some limitation as well. In fact, almost every product has some limitations. Let’s discuss those limitations with the probable solutions in below_

Capable of only horizontal splitting.

Solution: This particular log splitter is only capable of horizontal splitting. In fact, maximum electric log splitters have only horizontal splitting feature. So considering the size and price, you have to allow this one.

Price is bit higher.

Solution: Normally price is influenced by the features and brand values. I don’t think the price is too much higher. Comparing the features and brand values, you may realize that price is not high at all. I think, if you get the desired features, the price is not a big factor. Moreover, there is a proverb that_ “quality product is always expensive”.

Inappropriate for remote areas.

Solution: Yes, I agree that electric log splitter is not suitable for remote areas. The only solution is to collect a portable inverter generator with the log splitter. If you add this, you feel no problem with electricity.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQ)

Q: Does it applicable for commercial use?

A: No, it is suitable for residential use.

Q: Can I use it without pre-experience?

A: Yes, it is very easy to operate.

Q: Can it be operated vertically?

A: No, it can be run only horizontally.

Q: How noisy is the machine?

A: It creates little bit noise but much lower than a gas splitter.

Q: How much is the commercial warranty?

A: It is up to 90 days.


After all the discussion, I must say that yardmax 5-ton electric log splitter is the best electric wood splitter in the current market. You may notice the awesome features it has. Moreover, customer rating is simply amazing. You can call it as smart log splitter because of smart features. If you are looking for a smart, portable, top-rated log splitter, this one may be the ultimate best choice. I believe you will be able to take a purchasing decision now.

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