18Ton Kinetic Log Splitter, 2HP Electric Log Splitter, FORESTWEST BM11097

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After staying in the business for over 20 years, Forestwest is still trying to improve our products. We recently upgrade the 15ton electric kinetic log splitter to 18ton splitting capacity, the upgrade are mainly on:
  • Upgrade on the output of the electric motor;
  • Increase the weight of the flywheels;
  • Stronger stand with bigger pneumatic wheels;
  • Stronger front log catching trays.

This Forestwest 18Ton Kinetic Log Splitter is a more advanced and most popular model we have at the moment. It is a lot more efficient with only 2-3 seconds per split cycle, much faster than hydraulic ones. And it required very low maintenance, you only need to keep it clean and lubricated. The log splitter powered by a 2.0HP (1500W) electric motor can generate up to 18Ton splitting force. This machine is up about waist high with a stand, so you don't need to bend over to do any splitting, and the front tray will catch all the split pieces ready for the next split. Perfect for domestic use.


  • Generates 18Ton splitting force with its 2.0HP (1500W) electric motor.

  • The average cycle time on kinetic log splitter is about 2s to 3s.

  • Equipped with a solid table, can split firewood up to 16” long and suitable for most cases.

  • High stand avoids bending for easy operation. Large wheels make it easy to drag around.

  • Perfect for residential use or small rural areas. If you are tired of the slow motion of hydraulic splitters, this could be the right choice for you.


Model FORESTWEST 18ton Log Splitter BM11097
Motor 2.0HP (1500W), 110V, 13.6Amps
Work Force 18Ton
Max Log Length 16"
Max Log Diameter  16"
Net Weight/ Gross Weight  246 lbs/ 277 lbs
Packing Size 54" x 15" x 25"

Lift Gate Service

The lift gate service provides a safe method to unload heavy and bulky products to the ground. For products over 150lbs, a lift gate service fee ($95) is NOT included in the estimated shipping cost.

If you DO NOT have the equipment or manpower to unload the products, please contact us Before or After you place the order, we can help you arrange this service.

Pick up from a depot to save on shipping

The estimated shipping cost is too high? We also provide a depot pick up option to help you save on residential surcharge or tail gate fees. Contact us at 1-800-868-8997 or email to sales@forestwest.us. We will help you find the best shipping method at lowest cost.
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Gary E.
United States United States

Great Product

Packaging was great. Using the product was better. After reading some reviews about no instructions for assembly I was a little concerned- don’t be. The key is the nuts and bolts are shipped in place so it is incredibly intuitive. I liked it better than instructions! In my situation an electric splitter was a must due to noise. This made me concerned about power as well as cycle time. When I learned about the kinetic option at 15 ton I decided to give it a try. So far extremely pleased. It was 30% cheaper than a similar powered hydraulic and uses a lot fewer amps- so no worries about having a big enough breaker to run off. Cycle time is crazy fast. I went through a pile of wood in a third of the time it would have taken a conventional hydraulic splitter. A few times I had to back up and hit it again. This takes a little more finess than a hydraulic in that the return is a spring and not powered. However, if you split enough wood you learn quick how to avoid these problems-how to load your logs- and it just is not an issue. Certainly a small price to pay for the faster cycle! The Quality department could make some adjustments. I had read about a few problems in the reviews (bolts wrong size etc.) that people overcame. In my case the pre-cut knotches on the drop down shelf were not accurate and the shelf would not fall in place. A few minutes with a grinding wheel and I was good to go. Very happy with the unit and hoping the durability is as good as the design!

Todd H.
United States United States

It’s tough and fast

The splitter was just as tough and fast as I hoped it would be. Started right off, splitting some dry rather large elm logs, and I wasn’t disappointed. It took a couple of impacts from the splitter, but the Elm split, and that’s not some thing I could’ve done on my own. The assembly instructions are pretty vague, but it isn’t very complicated to put it together. I’m really glad I bought this thing.

Theodore L.
Canada Canada

Forrestwest 15T kinetic log splitter

Overall very happy with this little machine, its quiet & very efficient for splitting my logs I've put roughly 2T of wood through it & it ran flawless, highly recommend this product for suburban use, wish I bought one sooner definitely beats swinging an axe

Canada Canada

15 Ton Log Splitter

Its better than expected.Splits wood including Iron bark with ease - very happy.

United States United States

Quite and powerful

I love the splitter is very quiet and makes quick work I’ve Even big stubborn logs. My wife on the other hand haven’t gotten use to the lever action, you get a little feed back in your wrist if you don’t develop a technique. But I love it

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