Swisher Log Splitter, 22-Ton
Terrible customer service
Let me start by saying that the folks at Canadian Tire have been very helpful and as frustrated as I am.
The splitter started leaking fluid at the control valve from the first minute I started it. I found 2 screws that were loose and tightened them. The leak didn't stop. CT had to go through Swisher the manufactor to rectify the problem. Swisher was not responsive for about 3 months then finally asked for pictures of the leak and insinuated that I might be at fault.
I decided to take the valve apart since I could not bring the splitter back to CT because I live on an island.
Guess what? No gasket. Swisher refused to send me a new gasket so I made one from a kit and now that the leak is fixed, I have to admit that this is a real good splitter. Just a cruddy customer service.
March 10, 2013
A plus Purchase
I bought this splitter for hard and knotty wood which it pushes through with ease.It is heavy built and very strong.Briggs&Stratton engines starts and runs great,fast cycling and I can split about 1/3 of a cord of wood on a tank of gas(Fuel tank capacity just over a litre).I am very happy with this splitter but feel it should get a point taken away for the poor position of the engine or lack of protection for the spark plug sitting right under the splitting area leaving it prone to being struck with falling wood ,promting me to construct and install a log cradle to help hold larger pieces of wood and protect the spark plug and engine.
Overall highly recommended.For the price,and I have check around,this is the best working and strongest splitter I have found!
November 19, 2012
Excellent quality, heavy duty splitter
This splitter will carve knots and split any size hardwood without any hesitation.
If your wood supply was as knotty and twisted as mine you need this machine.
No lifting for big blocks.
I recommend this splitter for the toughest hardwood out there!
June 6, 2011
I just bought this log splitter and it had no problems powering through big pine stumps. I filled my wood shed in no time at all.
I looked around and this is a great splitter at this price.
August 27, 2010
Excellent ...point blank!
Wow! Perfect, top of the line log splitter, at three quarter the price of the usual known brands. I know, I checked. Heavy steel construction, better 8.75 hp B&S motor with auto-choke easy start and ingenious pump clutch for cold starts. You can operate it either vertically or horizontally at ease.
This machine is what any private wood-lot owner would want for personal use for yearly fire-wood splitting. Keep up the good work Canadian Tire and give us top of the line product at low price.
July 10, 2008