Sun Joe LJ10M 10-Ton Hydraulic Log Splitter in action

A 2023 – Sun Joe LJ10M 10-Ton Hydraulic Log Splitter Review

If you like a different solution to an ax but don’t like the idea of an electric or gas-powered log splitter, the Sun Joe 10 ton Hydraulic log splitter could be the answer.

It is capable of splitting logs with a length of up to 18″ and a width of 8″.

It weighs 87lbs and has wheels for easy movability.

It sits horizontally on the ground and has two handles that you can operate while standing up. These handles power the hydraulic rams that push the log against the cutting wedge. One handle is for broader strokes and one for smaller ones. Together they achieve the best splitting result.

Sun Joe LJ10M 10-Ton Hydraulic Log Splitter in action

You’ll defiantly still get a workout when using this product. Nevertheless, you’ll be standing upright instead of swinging an ax, a much better proposition for your body, and less chance of injury.

Given that you still have to use your own internal “horsepower,” there will be a personal limit to how long you can use this product. It will take longer to split wood compared to an electric or gas powered log splitter, but if you don’t need to split lots of wood each day or if time isn’t a factor, then this product is perfect.

A vast majority of people who buy this product are satisfied with their purchase.

Some people who buy this product do comment that the ram plate does not extend far enough. The product manual does state a minimum log length of 13.5″ If your logs are short, this may be an issue. However, at the time of writing, the owner’s manual provides a solution to this problem. It suggests placing a wooden block between the ram plate and the log you are splitting to solve this issue. If done incorrectly, this could damage the product or cause injury. Like always with any equipment you purchase, please read the owner’s manual properly to get the best results out of the product.


  • No Gas or electricity required
  • 2-year warranty 
  • A safer solution to an ax
  • Easy storage
  • Quick setup time
  •  Low maintenance


  • Log Size can be a limiting factor
  • Requires manual labor
  • More time consuming than a powered log splitter