Powerful 2-Speed Electric Log Splitter (8-Ton) with Work Bench & Guard
The 2016 updated FM16D log splitter can produce up to a massive 8 tons in splitting force. It has a two-speed ram for soft or hardwood. When splitting softwood, pushing the operating lever halfway gives you the fastest speed with reduced force. When splitting hardwood, pushing the operating lever all the way down gives you the full 8 tons force at a slower speed. The FM16 log splitter is heavy duty in every way. The heavy-duty nature of the log splitter allows it to complete tasks in which other competitor brands of log splitters can not. An example of this is that with competitor log splitters, the ram must stop 150mm short of the blade as it does not have the heavy-duty capability to split to the end. The FM16 make it easy to split logs the entire way and remove the physical aspect of having to rip logs apart at the end of the splitting process.
The FM16D is fitted with our trademarked DuocutTM blade that increases the efficiency of splitting and makes the log splitter much better at handling knotty wood than single blade splitters. It also comes with a Ram-stop for reducing cycle time with short logs.
The heavy-duty FM16D was designed for long-lasting use and can handle logs up to 460mm in length and 400mm in diameter.
It comes filled with hydraulic oil ready for use.
The newest edition FM16TW log splitter comes with a workbench and guard to comply with all new safety regulations. Unlike the safety cages fitted by other manufacturers, our guard has sides with no openings so that split logs cannot catch in an opening and cause damage. Our guard will also accommodate logs up to 400mm* diameter whereas other manufacturers can only handle 250mm diameter.
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.
Alan A. (verified owner) –
Excellent build quality and performance. Tried it out on a large ash log with knots that had defied the axe – worked a treat.
First class delivery service.
Very helpful when I contacted re buying a stand as an afterthought – which also arrived within 24 hours.
All in all, a first rate product from an exemplary British company.
Peter Davison (verified owner) –
Build quality of this product/machine is very good, couldn’t fault Forest Master from my initial enquiry, to ordering and the prompt delivery I received, I would certainly recommend to friends and family.
Edward (verified owner) –
peter harris-deans (verified owner) –
A very good service, would use them again.
Leslie Benjamin (verified owner) –
Fast delivery service and a solid piece of machinery which is also very easy to use
Dave Pearce –
I bought the 8 ton 2-speed electric log splitter – and it is a superb piece of kit. It is very well thought out, well made, and made short, effortless work of 4 tons of very large knotty and twisted beech when I put it to work straight out of the box. The two speed control is brilliant, as you can flick between speeds instantly, depending on the force required, and the adjustable home position stop is a brilliant time saver that is quickly adjusted on the fly.
Before committing to my purchase, the customer service over the phone was very good; the guy was knowledgeable and helpful, and answered a long list of picky questions that I had. Once ordered, the product was at my door in under 24hrs (well, it would have been if our road had not been unexpectedly closed.)
However… whilst the product itself is truly excellent and I can recommend it thoroughly, you need to be prepared for the absolutely shambolic packing and logistics team at Forest Master. Without going into details (which would be long and tedious), there was stuff missing, stuff damaged in shipping, and it is still not all resolved now, over a month later. The customer services were generally quick to respond each time and were polite and helpful, but they have seriously got their work cut out to keep up with their packing and shipping crew who are really letting the side down for the company. But brave it out – the product is still worth it.
Keith Hayes –
What a fantastic piece of UK built kit. Delivery was prompt and service polite.
I split a very large pile of large oak logs in double quick time, even knotty ones.
Nigel Adams (verified owner) –
A great machine. My second actually, which speaks volumes. The service from Forest Master is as good as it was 7 years ago.
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Roger Sunderland (verified owner) –
What a brilliant piece of kit. Well made, really sturdy and I’m glad I added the stand to increase the working height.
Daniel (verified owner) –
still not received it
neil b. (verified owner) –
Super fast delivery and the 8ton splitter is great no problem splitting any log
Anonymous (verified owner) –
Fast efficient delivery.
Frank (verified owner) –
I was a bit apprehensive as to whether or not this machine would be able to do the job I wanted doing. I have a witch elm I wanted to log up and had tried to do it with my axe, I have split most timber by hand but this was impossible, amazingly the log splitter handled the job with ease. I am so pleased with it. It is a very sturdy machine, arrived in two days. The only thing I would say is that the guard assembly that came with it looked restrictive, I haven’t put it on and in the instructions it said that if not in the EU you don’t have to. I have used wood working machinery all my working life and I find that the simpler the operation is the safer. Without the guarding on I felt perfectly safe using it.
Martyn Spence (verified owner) –
Fast delivery and good quality of log splitter.
Paul (verified owner) –
A very powerful machine. Used to split 40cm diameter ash trunk fallen in recent storm and it coped with ease. 2 speed action was a real benefit. Is heavy but stable and needed to be to handle the equally heavy trunk. Disappointed that it has to be operated holding the start button pressed in but as a safety feature I assume other makes would have the same arrangement.
Fantastic machine overall.
Jeffrey Murten (verified owner) –
Dave E. (verified owner) –
I have always split my logs with a maul as I thought a hydraulic log splitter would be too slow. However I was wrong, I’ve just split a pile of rounds average 500mm diameter that would have taken me most of the day to split and stack in three hours! This was freshly felled with some quite knotty rounds. I then went on to split a bin full of kindling which took around 20 minutes. The speed of splitting is much helped by the two speeds allowing easier to split pieces to be processed at the faster speed and by adding some more pressure to the lever full power is engaged for the harder to split wood.
The splitter came fully assembled with the exception of fitting the wheels which took less than a couple of minutes, build quality seems very good and the splitter is reassuringly heavy.
Customer service was excellent answering my pre purchase questions honestly. Due to purchasing after the easter weekend delivery took and additional day but this was followed up by customer services who were extremely helpful especially Donna who sorted the delivery out and called me back as promised with progress.
All in all Forest Master are a decent company to deal with and the splitter I bought is top notch and I would recommend both the company and the product.
Peter (verified owner) –
Excellent, good value and works brilliantly.
Kev S. (verified owner) –
First class service. Fast & prompt delivery and excellent after sales service. Highly recommended.
Kathleen Scott (verified owner) –
Delivery driver was very nice and polite, only negative I got email in the morning of the delivery day, waited all day arrived at 3pm, could have given a rough time, like other delivery gives us a 2 hrs slot, tried to track the delivery but said it would be delivered that day , other then that the service was good
David J. (verified owner) –
Chris Packham (verified owner) –
Great communication , simple to order , arrived on time – the next day and it splits logs like a demented Viking berserker . Thank you
Geoffrey (verified owner) –
Valeri (verified owner) –
For couple of days I have used it on very green (just cut) pine (very large and heavy chunks). I am fairly strong man and my conclusion is – as long and I can l lift a piece to place it on the machine, it will split it without any problems. Also tried it on some old and dry pieces with the same result. So for one man operation, I think, it is absolutely sufficient powerful splitter. Excellent quality, easy to assemble too.
David Latter –
Have had mine for 4 years. I bought it after my cheaper 4ton Einhell died. In that time I have split tons of wood with it. It has only ever failed to split a couple of very large crotchy pieces of seasoned elm, even made the chainsaw grunt. Probably the best electric splitter on the market well worth the money. The only downside is its heavy which just shows how well it is made.
Anonymous (verified owner) –
Product looked like it had been dumped in the delivery van, disregarding the ‘This way up labels’. Boxes were in poor condition. The product looks sturdy and well made. We are yet to put it to work to be able to comment. However, the instruction manuals are poor. The directions for putting the equipment together are not clear and we found that if we put the tray on the machine the handle would not fit and it was difficult to access the ram stop knob, but nowhere did it explain that this was the case and give this guidance. It would have been helpful if these things were explained to save us putting things together then having to take them off.
B J S. (verified owner) –
Great product, very heavy duty, exactly what I needed!
Lee B. (verified owner) –
Very pleased with the log splitter. Excellent customer service and delivery was far quicker than expected.
Karl R. (verified owner) –
The splitter was purchased with out the stand, I made my own so i could set it a the right height for me as i’m quite tall. After using it for a solid week it is very good and will split very large rounds, as long as i could lift them into the splitter it could split them. I primarily used the splitter to split large softwood rounds which were full of knots and very stringy, some scots pine was split and it coped with these no problem. A few problem beach logs were split with ease. The small bench fitted around the splitter had to be braced to my stand as they were bending when half split logs were stacked on them.
Christopher Parkinson (verified owner) –
Very pleased with my new 8 ton log splitter from Forest Master, splits knotted green logs with ease.
The machine is very well constructed and built like a tank, I am sure it will serve me well for many years.
I had a slight issue with deliverey due to courier, a quick phone call to Forest Master and a lovely lady called Donna got it resolved, she was extremely helpful and apologetic even though it wasn’t their fault.
I have full confidence that should any problems occur with my splitter, I am good hands.
I prefer to buy British and support local business even when shopping for groceries, both my new wood burning stove from Burley and Forest Master log splitter are manufactured in the UK.
Simon Gibson (verified owner) –
Very good, delivered within 24hours of ordering,
Susan Robertshaw (verified owner) –
Still not received it yet
I bought one of these about 4 yrs ago and it is a world apart from the 5 ton ones , having tried both. Crotchy dry logs up to 400mm long it generally has no problem with unlike a 5 ton.
Even eucalyptus succumbs. I noted the earlier comment about unleashing a “Viking Dementor”
and concur haha
Martyn W. (verified owner) –
Delivery was good and fast. Easy to setup and use although we have yet to give it a thorough workout.
oliver s. (verified owner) –
Delivered as promised next day. As this is a Xmas present for son, I have not (yet) used it fully- (hence “4”), so it keeps its new look, & maybe will give it “5” if asked next spring. Not too noisy bearing in mind the power required, and we’ll use our ear defenders. Advice given prior to and after purchase was valuable. Minor items were easily assembled- not yet the bench/guard as that is for son to do. I hope the solid plastic wheels carry the weight (it is a substantial beast) over the short distances required.
Peter Harrington (verified owner) –
Absolutely brilliant machine, does just what it says on the tin!
Anonymous (verified owner) –
Excellent piece of kit. Works really well
Karen (verified owner) –
Item is sturdy and well made, let down by lack of communication following purchase and lack of information on the website around opening times over the festive period, as no communication.
Anne M. (verified owner) –
Great log splitter, copes well with big beech branches. Helpful team when I rang to ask about delivery options.
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Robert Leonard (verified owner) –
Has not arrived
Gavin (verified owner) –
By far one of the best tools I have bought in a long time!
Split’s logs of all sizes with ease, well worth every penny, turning a big job into an easy job!
Dawn Neild (verified owner) –
Andrew (verified owner) –
Very well made and effective.
John G. (verified owner) –
Very robust effective machine. Bought without a stand which I regretted but forest master allowed me to buy the stand at the package price .