Needless to say, over the years, I have gone through a lot of different brands.
While one promised amazing proficiency in cutting and grinding, another boasted a commanding hand over power and ease of use.
But even when they delivered, it was rare for a brand to make good on their promises consistently. Hardly were they able to keep up with the times and orient themselves with the growing customer needs.
However, in 2005 I had stumbled onto a company, which even though new at the time, has steadily grown to be one of the most popular garden care brands.
And they have been one of my favorite brands ever since.
Today I would like to talk to you about Champion Power Equipment and their ever-improving range of products.
So sit back and read along.
Champion Log Splitter Reviews 2019: A Brief Overview
Back in 2003, Champion Power Equipment began as a company that solely based their expertise on creating the most efficient power generators. But as their popularity grew, they laid more stress on their technological know-how and expanding on their product line.
By 2017 their product range had begun to include portable and home standby generators, inverter generators, engines, winches, and log splitters.
I was first introduced to the brand by my father during the summer of 2005 when we needed an inverter for our greenhouse plantation. The model we got at the time honestly took us by surprise; neither of us expected that we would get such a quality product at such a low budget.
And when they started their own log splitter line-up, I couldn’t have been happier.
As one of the leaders in the department of power generation tools, Champion Power Equipment has years of experience in providing dependable and durable power products. And it is this very dependency and advanced technology that they transfer to their log splitters.
With all of their products made in the US, Champion Power Equipment from their headquarters in Santa Fe Springs has expanded in North America to include facilities in Jackson Tennessee, Milwaukee Wisconsin, and Toronto Canada.
The Champion Power Equipment motto has always been “anticipating our customer’s needs”. And unlike most of their competitors, this brand likes to stay ahead of the curve when it comes to product innovation in all of their models, may it be inverters or splitters.
From creating their own trademarked “Dual Fuel technology” to orienting their products with remote start functions (Bluetooth aided), they always seem to keep up with the times. They take a certain pride in being able to provide their customer base with innovative new products and much-needed enhancements to their already existing line-up.
Champion’s product development facilities are staffed by some of the most experienced technicians. And they have a saying of “seeing around the corner” which is their way of keeping innovation at the core of everything they do.
The engines are the backbone of every Champion log splitter, and it’s no surprise why every technician they hire have a deep expertise in engine design and technology.
Amazing Customer Support
Something I tell my employees quite often is that the surest way of knowing a good brand from the bad is through their customer support. If a particular brand fails to respond appropriately when there is a product issue, then that brand is certainly not worth your time.
Champion Power Equipment has, by all means, a fantastic customer support. Staffed in the US and Canada, each support personnel is trained and certified by Champion technicians and are made aware of every Champion product.
So you know that you are getting expert help every time you give them a ring.
Best Champion Power Equipment Log Splitters
Here are four of my favorite Champion Power Equipment log splitters:
Champion 27 Ton Log Splitter Reviews
Made more for the medium sized yard and more robust trees in mind, the 27 Ton 224cc Log Splitter is the ideal fit for the average suburban home.
As the suburban homeowners form a majority of my clientele, I am quite intimately familiar with this splitter. And what’s so dependable about this machine is the reliable recoil speed and startup that makes it so very easy to use.
The 27 Ton has a unique auto-return valve as well that allows the splitter to be capable of 300 cycles per hour. This significantly reduces my splitting time, and along with the 224cc powerful engine, I can make quick work of logs up to 100 pounds in weight and 24 inches in length.
The 2-stage gear pump helps regulate the splitting force by being able to deliver high flow and low pressure when it senses that there is no resistance, and low flow with high pressure when cutting thicker logs for increased productivity.
But what felt a bit off about this splitter was the assembly. It will come to your doorsteps mostly assembled, however setting in the free parts can be surprisingly tricky.
Champion 7 Ton Log Splitter Reviews
For a machine that is incredibly portable and compact, the 7 Ton Horizontal Log Splitter truly packs a punch. It’s the machine that my sister uses for her own yard, and it has been serving her reliably for some years now.
Her yard mainly grows smaller shrubs and trees with thinner bark, so this splitter suits her needs just fine. But the 7 Ton can be used for thicker logs as well, and it’s all thanks to its vertical splitting feature. This can allow it to go through woods which are 36 inches in diameter effortlessly.
I find the splitter’s portability to be its most attractive feature. Not all 7-ton splitters come with a portable design like the Champion, and this is precisely what makes it so very easy to store and transport to cut the wood at its source.
But one gripe that I do have against it is that in the vertical splitting position the Champion 7 Ton is incredibly difficult to use. And the placement of the exhaust deflector in the vertical mode is placed quite inconveniently, and it can puff the emission smoke on the user depending on where he/she is standing.
Champion 25 Ton Log Splitter Reviews
The 25 Ton Log Splitter variety is all about providing the user with the required amount of splitting and cutting versatility. What honestly attracted me the most about this model is how it seamlessly allowed me to switch between vertical and horizontal cutting operations.
Operating horizontally is just perfect for splitting smaller logs, and along with the catcher, I don’t have to bend and strain my back all that much.
The vertical operation, on the other hand, is much more suited for going through logs which are very thick like oak or even logs with a lot of knot in them.
Though it might slow down its strokes for the thickest piles, or for wood that has sat through the winter, it gets the job done eventually. So it’s not something I should complain about, but what was rather annoying about the splitter was the assembly.
The product did not arrive assembled, and it took me a good deal of 2 hours to get it up and running. The manual was misleading, and I had to look up multiple assembly guides.
Champion 34 Ton Log Splitter Reviews
This heavy-duty professional grade 34 Ton Log Splitter is the one that I use for my own backyard and for those jobs that take me to bigger lawns and gardens.
As my yard grows a lot of oak, it’s very difficult for me to acquire firewood with a splitter that lacks power. And that’s exactly why I settled for this splitter. Its amazing splitting force and horizontal/vertical full beam features not only offer relief for my back but reduces my work time significantly.
Its efficient design allows for it to have a fast 16-second cycle time that is capable of generating over 350 cycles every hour. The expanded operator area when coupled with the 338cc engine and the auto-return valve made this splitter go through my oak log pile in a matter of hours.
And even though its size is massive, it comes with DOT-approved wheels that can cap a speed of up to 45 mph. It also has a convenient 2 inches ball hitch coupler that allows for very simple towing.
But when it comes to issues, it’s a lot similar to the 7 Ton. Emission displacer is awkwardly placed, and the splitter is extremely difficult to use in the vertical position.
The Champion Power Equipment is indeed one of the best when it comes to providing their customers with some of the most reliable splitters the market has to offer. Made with the best in quality build and engine technology, the Champion splitters have grown to be one of the most popular in recent times.
Hope you enjoyed my Champion log splitter reviews today.