The NorthStar Horizontal/Vertical Log Splitter 37-Ton, 270CC is an extremely powerful gas log splitter that is sure to split the toughest of logs with ease. With 37 tons of splitting capacity, this model can split logs up to 25” in length and 16” in diameter effortlessly. The NorthStar Horizontal/Vertical Log Splitter comes standard with a Honda GX270 engine that automatically idles down to save fuel while loading the next log. This model also features a patented log stripper which can automatically clear logs from the retracting wedge.
Another awesome feature of this innovative gas log splitter is that it features a Barnes hydraulic pump which is able to automatically adjust the pressure and can provide a high flow and low pressure alternative when there is no resistance. Alternatively, the NorthStar Gas Log Splitter will automatically decrease the flow and increase the pressure as needed when in action using 3500 pounds per square inch of force.
While the NorthStar Gas Log Splitter is a great gas log splitter; there are comparable models available such as the Swisher 34-Ton 12.5 HP Log Splitter with Electric Start LS12534H12V which comes with 34 tons of splitting capacity and a 12.5 horse power engine for around $400 less. That being said, the NorthStar Horizontal/Vertical Log Splitter 37-Ton, 270CC is a offers a high efficiency gas powered log splitter that is reasonably priced in its class.
One complaint voiced by customers is that it can get hot under extended use as well as that when the wood gets pulled back, it can smash the gas tank which is an error in the design which is cause for concern. Although overall, consumers are pleased with the NorthStar Horizontal/Vertical Log Splitter and find that it can handle knotty wood such as spruce or oak with ease making it an option that should be considered if you are in need of a heavy duty gas log splitter!