5 Ton Electric Log Splitter Fast & Lightweight with Workbench & Guard FM5D-TC

£258.33 excl. VAT (£309.99 incl. VAT*)

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  • 5 Tons of Splitting Force
  • Compact and Lightweight Log Splitter
  • Perfect Log Splitter for Soft/Greenwood
  • Quick cycle time of 9 seconds
  • Pre-filled with Hydraulic Oil and Ready for Use

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The FM5 5-ton Forest Master electric log splitter is a compact, lightweight log splitter and the ideal product for beginners or for those splitting logs for use in small to medium wood burners. It is best suited to splitting soft or green wood, which it does with ease and efficiency you can’t find in similarly priced log splitters.

The FM5 has a quick cycle time of 9 seconds making it the fastest small log splitter, it can split logs up to 300mm / 12 inches in length and fill a bag of logs within an hour.

The FM5 has a 2200W motor and produces 5 tons of splitting force, giving you more value for money and a wider option of logs to use in your woodstove, unlike other small log splitters which only have a 1500 watt motor and produce 4 tons of force and will only split the easiest of logs.

With its compact size and weighing approximately 32kg, 47kg including the workbench and safety guard it is easy to move around and store. It also comes filled with hydraulic oil, ready for use out of the box for maximum ease on your part. Just plug it in, and it’s ready to go.

The log splitter comes with a workbench and guard to comply with all new CE safety regulations. Our engineers have designed the safety cage to maximise ease of loading and unloading your logs, whilst keeping your safety paramount.

The FM5 can also be mounted on either our stand or our trolley;

Model FM5T comes with our stand which uses the rear wheels from the log splitter and has a simple foot at the front.

Model FM5TW comes with our trolley which has lockable castors on the front as well as using the rear wheels from the log splitter.

The FM5 can also be fitted with our DUOCUTTM Blade (sold separately), fitting the DuocutTM blade will reduce the max log length to 230mm

Intending to use this log splitter with an extension lead spanning over 10 meters long? Get in contact first via phone, email or live chat.

  • Voltage: 220-240V/50Hz
  • Motor: 2200 Watt
  • Power: 5-ton*
  • Max Log Length: 300mm*
  • Max Log Diameter: 300mm*
  • Weight: 32kg* excluding work bench and safety guard, 47kg* including
  • Splitter Settings: 5 ton*
  • Filled with hydraulic oil ready for use
  • Pin Plug: Standard UK 3
  • Protection: Weather IP54
  • Warranty: 12 Month
  • Box contains: FM5 log splitter, work bench & guard (require some assembly) *

*All dimensions, weight, pressure and force are approximate. The ram pressure stated was measured under the environmental conditions of our test facillity and will change with the environmental conditions where used.

Additional information

Weight 47.00 kg
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57 reviews for 5 Ton Electric Log Splitter Fast & Lightweight with Workbench & Guard FM5D-TC

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  1. Nick Hancock (verified owner)

    A friendly response from the staff and very knowledgable

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  2. M Banks (verified owner)

    Husband bought this splitter, thinking it would do the job, but found on receipt that the length of the ‘splitting bed’ was a lot shorter than it looked on the picture. Some ‘specs’ on the item actually printed on the page might have been useful, then we might have spent more money!! As it is we will plod along with this one…we will just have to saw the rounds into shorter lenghts before splitting. Unfortunately our woodburners have larger grates & normally take longer logs!!

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    • Forest Master (store manager)

      Hello, I’m sorry you feel this way. However, the product description does clearly state “FM5 has a quick cycle time of 9 seconds making it the fastest small log splitter, it can split logs up to 300mm / 12 inches in length and fill a bag of logs within an hour”. It also states on the first line of the product description that the product is ideal for small to medium log burners. We have many resources on the website and on the product pages that state the kind of wood it can split and the length it can split.

      If you would like to give our sales team a call on 0191 265 5000 to talk this through and depending on the use of the log splitter we may be able to offer an exchange for a larger model.

  3. J B. (verified owner)

    excellent kit built for the job impressed

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  4. Anonymous (verified owner)

    This machine is compact and powerful and quite fast. It is ideal for my 5kw wood burner.

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  5. Jeremy Spry (verified owner)

    Great little machine, splits wood easily, would recommend.

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  6. Chris C. (verified owner)

    Extremely powerful, does all I could ask of it, nice and compact without the table and guard box attached.

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  7. Morag H. (verified owner)

    I used this for the first time as I had a load of logs and I must say what a fantastic tool easy to use effortless splitting logs would highly recommend this item

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  8. Sarah T. (verified owner)

    Seems pretty solid and does the job. But of a tendency for logs to slip sideways , but that is not a major issue.

    Not very convinced by the safety cage, as in order to use the splitter, you have to have to position yourself at the opening for putting the logs in. I do not have long arms, so it feels like I am having to hold my head uncomfortably close to the splitting action. Hence, zero protection from the cage

    Now just to wait and see how the splitter performs session after session

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  9. justine Morley (verified owner)

    Very fast efficient service

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  10. Robin Turner (verified owner)

    Very good service and delivery. Thank you!!

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  11. Kevin White (verified owner)

    Excellent item really pleased

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  12. Susan A. (verified owner)

    A wonderful bit of kit. My back was really suffering from using a manual splitter and this has saved not only time but also continuing back pain. Easy to order, efficient delivery, straightforward set up. Cuts through wood quickly and cleanly. Should have bought one of these years ago…

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  13. Alan (verified owner)

    Brilliant. Easy to use. Split everything given to it. Heavy yes but git ti the top of the gsrg

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  14. Martin B. (verified owner)

    A fine piece of kit.

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  15. Peter Halliday (verified owner)

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  16. John Double (verified owner)

    A great product at a great price, with super service.

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  17. John Parry (verified owner)

    Great piece of kit very easy to use.
    I ordered the wrong one that came without the stand, I contacted Forest Master who’s customer service is the best I have ever dealt with, they returned my calls and emails very promptly and offered me the solution on my order and posted the stand the following day.
    Highly recommend 10 out of 10.

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  18. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Makes short work of log splitting

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  19. jeremy thomas (verified owner)

    Price, delivery and quality of product 100%

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  20. Martin Hughes (verified owner)

    This is a good machine and it does a good job for domestic use. I thought the obligatory guarding would make the machine difficult to use, but with the two handed control required (for safety, keeping hands out of the way of the log compartment) it is easy to get logs into the compartment and get them out when they have been split. I recommend this machine wholeheartedly.

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  21. Mike (verified owner)

    Very pleased. Not even unboxed guard, fairly fool proof.

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  22. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Great product. Experience would have been better if we had been given a delivery slot.

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  24. Colin Whalley (verified owner)

    I bought this one, as my fire wont take logs above 30cms – and this is ideal – its a way of ensuring, if it fits in the splitter, it will fit my fire!

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  26. Michael B. (verified owner)

    Great service and a great product. The splitter is ideal for domestic use and takes all the hard work out of splitting logs.

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  27. Steve w. (verified owner)

    Fantastic bit of kit

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  28. Anonymous (verified owner)

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  29. Nigel Stacey (verified owner)

    Brilliant item

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  30. Andy S. (verified owner)

    What can I say , effortless.

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  31. Michael (verified owner)

    Only tested on a few logs so far, but worked well. The splitter does not travel the full length of the log though, so you might need to manoevre the logs a little to split them. Assembly is a bit complex and fiddly, but I managed OK on my own.

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  32. Ian Clark (verified owner)

    Works well and does what’s required.

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  33. Paul I. (verified owner)

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  34. Ian L. (verified owner)

    Compact yet powerful. Good piece of kit.

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  35. stephen briererley (verified owner)

    Great product seems well made and easy to use

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  36. Peter Hannay (verified owner)

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  37. Mark Webb (verified owner)

    Absolute awesome machine. One of the best tools I have ever purchased. Just brilliant😍

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  38. Peter Armitage (verified owner)

    I use mixed hardwood air dried logs to run my stove. Some of the logs are so hard That I was struggling to break them down using traditional manual log splitting tools. The electric FM5D splitter works like a dream and makes life a lot easier. Highly recommended for everyone who does not purchase neatly palleted very expensive kiln dried logs.

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  39. Robert (verified owner)

    Almost ready assembled and simple to use.

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  40. William Burgess (verified owner)

    BillW . FM5D-TC 5 ton ,bloody MARVELLOUS machine. Thanks Forest Master.

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  42. Martin (verified owner)

    The splitter works really well and the handle makes it easy to wheel around. You need an Allen key to fit the handle, which may cause some people a problem if they haven’t any, but other than that it’s really good, works well and is quiet really. Makes life a lot easier.

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  43. Paul D. (verified owner)

    Looks good just need to fire up the chainsaw to cut some logs.

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  45. Tom Harvey (verified owner)

    let’s see how it lasts… first impression, just the job

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  46. anthony w. (verified owner)

    Fantastic piece of equipment just what I needed, no more swinging the axe for me it splits logs like I couldn’t believe, thank you for making my life easier.

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  47. Mick (verified owner)

    very easy and straightforward to use . cannot fault it .It just did exactly what I expected with no hassles. really pleased!

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  48. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Tough and robust construction, plus efficient and smooth splitting action

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  49. Anonymous (verified owner)

    only tried it out on 1 log because it is a gift, but it split it with ease, motor is a bit noisy so ear defenders a must.

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  50. Kevin (verified owner)

    Makes easy work of log splitting and I should have got one ages ago. So if you’re thinking of getting one just get one as you won’t regret it.

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  51. stephen richardson (verified owner)

    Easy to use

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  52. gordon h. (verified owner)

    Haven’t used log splitter yet, it looks really good, and stand is an extra bonus.

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  53. john pym (verified owner)

    Great little machine well impressed

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  54. Robert R. (verified owner)

    I am splitting a 60 foot eucalyptus which has yielded about 2 tons of logs. Hard green wood presents no problems, but get the stand as bending over to operate the FM5 on the ground is painful after a short time.

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  57. David W. (verified owner)

    NOT yet received!

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Q & A

Does this splitter have uk plug end mr berard asked on June 25, 2022

Yes, this splitter includes a UK plug end. If purchased in Europe then this order will include an EU adapter.

Forest Master answered on July 4, 2022 store manager
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Can this be operated by 1 hand so I can position precisely where I want it splitting? Paul Berry asked on March 14, 2022

This log splitter must be used with 2 handed operation due to CE regulations within the UK and EU. However, if you are outside of this locations we are aware of customers using a G Clamp or foot pedal attachment to operate the log splitter one handed.

Forest Master answered on March 24, 2022 store manager
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