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Log Splitters Market

Log Splitters Market Size, Share, Competitive Landscape and Trend Analysis Report by Type (Gas Powered, Manual, Electric), by Tonnage (Less than 15 tons, 15 to 30 tons, Above 30 tons), by Application (Domestic, Commercial): Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2023-2032

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Author's: Supriya Bhosale | Surya Sanka
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Log Splitters Market Research, 2032

The global log splitters market size was valued at $2.7 billion in 2022, and is projected to reach $4.1 billion by 2032, growing at a CAGR of 4.4% from 2023 to 2032. A log splitter can simply be defined as equipment or a machine that is used in cutting all types of wood for various purposes. The log splitters can be used both domestically and commercially. A hydraulic or electrical rod and piston assembly is a common component of log splitters. Log splitters can be used for splitting firewood from softwood or hardwood logs that have been pre-cut into round sections, usually by chainsaw or on a saw bench. The splitting thickness or length of the rounds can be increased with increasing pressure ratings.

Log Splitters Market

The increase in use of wood in the construction industry is driving a huge demand for log splitters market. Wood is a promising construction material due to the beneficial advantages of wood like its lightweight, high strength-to-weight ratio, highly predictable behavior in the event of a fire, good performance in earthquake-prone areas, low environmental impact, and ease of use for constructed buildings. As wood is strong, lightweight, and ecologically friendly, it has a lot of potential as a building material. The log splitter machines cut the wooden blocks in proper size and shape as required with the minimum effort and energy, and that too with greater speed compared to manual cutting.

The manual cutting of logs may result in the generation of huge amounts of wood waste, which can be reduced very effectively and sustainably with the help of log splitters. Log splitters come in various sizes and shapes, including electric, hydraulic, and gas-powered models, which can be used in logging activities as per the need. The versatile use of log splitters in the construction industry drives huge demand for log splitters market.

Some log splitters make extreme noise and vibration which is negatively impacting the log splitters market demand. At times, hydraulic log splitters face the problem of intense vibration and shaking, which may be due to the log splitter's low hydraulic oil. Hydraulic log splitters rely on hydraulic fluid to generate the force required to split the logs. Low fluid levels can lead to reduced performance or cause damage to the hydraulic system. This issue is fixed when the bleed valve is opened, and the pressure plate is cycled back and forth a few times. This heavy vibration and shaking of the log splitter may cause extreme noise, which can be unbearable to the ears. This also leads to the environmental issue of noise pollution. Due to this, many users are avoiding the use of hydraulic log splitters, as they may have a serious and harmful effect on the overall human health. The log splitters market players may face a sharp decline in demand if the issues associated with heavy vibration and noise pollution remains unresolved by the manufacturing companies. These factors are projected to hinder the log splitters market growth in the upcoming years.

The development of hybrid log splitter that uses two or more power sources combined is expected to create several growth opportunities in the future for the log splitters market. While some log splitters are already available with electric power sources, there is still room for improvement in terms of battery capacity and efficiency. Developing more powerful electric log splitters and exploring hybrid options such as electric with a backup gasoline engine can make log splitting more environmentally friendly and cost-effective. There are a variety of log splitters available in the market such as gas engines, electric motors, and hydraulic systems that are gaining huge popularity and undergoing continuous advancements. For instance, the popularity of gas-powered log splitters is increasing across the world which is anticipated to generate excellent growth opportunities in the log splitters market. This is because the gas-powered log splitters provide greater mobility and independence from a power source.

In addition, the gas-powered log splitters are more powerful than electric or manual models. Also, they can generate greater force that helps in splitting larger and tougher logs into smaller ones with ease. Thus, the wood splitting process becomes more efficient and faster. The choice of an appropriate power source depends on factors such as the availability of power, portability requirements, and the specific needs of the wood processing operation. Therefore, combining these power source options and developing a new hybrid model with enhanced efficiency may potentially boost log splitters market expansion in the upcoming years.

The key players profiled in this report include Troy-Bilt, Champion Power Equipment, Inc., Brave Products, Boss Industrial, YardMax, NorthStar, Swisher, Ariens, Dirty Hand Tools, and Iron & Oak. Technological advancements and partnership are common strategies followed by major market players. The companies are adopting the strategy of integrating the latest technologies like artificial intelligence, cloud computing, Internet of Things, advanced sensors to promote the safer use of log splitters with minimal chances of human injury at the same time enhanced efficacy. Companies are focusing on the use of standard quality raw material to minimize maintenance issues to the best level possible. Many companies are adopting automation in the log splitters as a strategy to boost the log splitter sales. For instance, in June 2023, the Northern Tool + Equipment, the leading manufacturer of power tools, hand tools, and others, announced the launch of the NorthStar battery-powered log splitter. These log splitters offer the benefits of battery-powered technology such as enhanced efficiency and quick operations.

The log splitters market is segmented on the basis of type, tonnage, application, and region. By type, the market is divided into gas powered, manual, and electric. By tonnage, the market is classified into less than 15 tons, 15 to 30 tons, and above 30 tons. By application, the market is classified into domestic and commercial. By region, the market is analyzed across North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and LAMEA.

The log splitters market is segmented into Tonnage, Application and Type.

Log Splitters Market by Type

By type, the electric log splitters sub-segment dominated the market in 2022. Electric log splitters operate with significantly less noise compared to gas-powered models. This is highly beneficial for residential areas with noise restrictions. Electric log splitters produce less noise as these log splitters use electric motors to power the hydraulic system that splits logs. Thus, the electric motors are inherently quieter than internal combustion engines as they rely on electromagnetic fields and rotational motion without combustion. For instance, electric log splitters typically generate noise levels between 60 and 75 decibels (dB), which is considerably low compared to the gas-powered models. These factors are anticipated to have a positive impact on the electric log splitters market in the upcoming years.

Log Splitters Market by Tonnage

By tonnage, the less than 15 tons sub-segment dominated the global market share in 2022. Log splitters with a splitting force of less than 15 tons are well-suited for homeowners and DIY enthusiasts who have moderate log splitting needs. Less than 15 tons log splitters can efficiently handle firewood that can be used for several purposes such as heating as well as for the outdoor projects. Also, the smaller log splitters are typically lighter and more portable than their larger counterparts which makes them easier to use, store, and transport. Furthermore, the log splitters with lower tonnage are easier to operate that makes them suitable for users with varying levels of experience. Thus, their simplicity, light weight, and straightforward controls contribute to a user-friendly experience which is anticipated to boost the log splitters market opportunities in the upcoming years. 

Log Splitters Market by Application

By application, the commercial sub-segment dominated the global market share in 2022. Log splitters are widely used in the commercial sector, particularly in industries related to forestry, agriculture, and firewood production due to several key benefits. For instance, log splitters significantly increase the efficiency of splitting logs compared to manual methods like using an axe or a maul. This is important in commercial settings where large quantities of firewood or lumber need to be processed quickly. Also, in industries such as firewood production, the use of modern and efficient log splitters can give commercial operation a competitive edge by offering better quality products and faster service. These factors are anticipated to boost the adoption of log splitters in the commercial sector.

Log Splitters Market by Region

By region, North America dominated the global market in 2022. The rise in demand for log splitters in North America is majorly attributed to its use as a popular heating source in colder regions. In addition, the rising need for cost-effective and renewable heating solutions is leading to an increase in the demand for log splitters in this region. Also, the popularity of DIY projects and home improvement across countries such as the U.S., Canada, and others is increasing which has led to an increase in the demand for firewood and wood cutting equipment. In addition, the homeowners who cut and split their firewood are more likely to invest in log splitters to streamline the process.

Impact of COVID-19 on the Global Log Splitters Industry

  • The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the log splitters market. The pandemic caused disruptions in global supply chains that led to decline in the availability of components and materials required for the manufacturing of log splitters thereby leading to delay in production and delivery.
  • The pandemic resulted in economic uncertainties and changes in consumer buying behavior. The closure of manufacturing facilities, labor shortages, and others affected the production of log splitters leading to longer lead times for customers.
  • The demand for log splitters varied depending on regional lockdowns and economic uncertainties. In addition, the commercial demand was majorly hampered owing to the temporary shutdown of business operations as well as reduced construction activities across several countries.
  • For instance, several commercial sectors such as tourism, travel, hospitality, entertainment, and others were shut down due to pandemic restrictions. This led to reduced demand for firewood thereby affecting the sales of log splitters. These factors negatively impacted the demand for log splitters market share during the pandemic.

Key Benefits For Stakeholders

  • The report provides exclusive and comprehensive analysis of the global log splitters market trends along with the log splitters market forecast.
  • The report elucidates the log splitters market opportunity along with key drivers, and restraints of the market. It is a compilation of detailed information, inputs from industry participants and industry experts across the value chain, and quantitative and qualitative assessment by industry analysts.
  • Porter’s five forces analysis helps analyze the potential of the buyers & suppliers and the competitive scenario of the market for strategy building.
  • The report entailing the log splitters market analysis maps the qualitative sway of various industry factors on market segments as well as geographies.
  • The data in this report aims on market dynamics, trends, and developments affecting the log splitters market demand.

Log Splitters Market Report Highlights

Aspects Details
Market Size By 2032
Market Size By 2032

USD 4.1 billion

Growth Rate
Growth Rate

CAGR of 4.4%

Forecast period
Forecast period

2022 - 2032

Report Pages
Report Pages

290

Log Splitters Market By Tonnage
By Tonnage
  • Less than 15 tons
  • 15 to 30 tons
  • Above 30 tons
Log Splitters Market By Application
By Application
  • Domestic
  • Commercial
Log Splitters Market By Type
By Type
  • Gas Powered
  • Manual
  • Electric
Log Splitters Market By Region
By Region
  • North America  (U.S., Canada, Mexico)
  • Europe  (Germany, Russia, Austria, Sweden, Finland, Rest of Europe)
  • Asia-Pacific  (China, Japan, India, Indonesia, Australia, Rest of Asia-Pacific)
  • LAMEA  (Brazil, Chile, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Rest of LAMEA)
Key Market Players
Key Market Players

Brave Products, Boss Industrial, champion power equipment, inc., Dirty Hand Tools, Swisher, NorthStar, Ariens, YardMax, Troy-Bilt, Iron & Oak

Author Name(s) : Supriya Bhosale | Surya Sanka
Frequently Asked Questions?

The rising popularity of log splitters is majorly attributed to rise in the use of firewood usage and growing demand for efficient wood cutting operations. For instance, firewood is largely used for heating purposes across several countries which has led to an increase in the demand for log splitters. Log splitters offer efficiency as they are less labor intensive and can split the logs effectively into equal sizes. These factors are anticipated to drive the market growth thereby generating excellent growth opportunities for the key players.

The major growth strategies adopted by log splitters market players are technological advancement and partnership.

Europe is projected to provide more business opportunities for the global log splitters market in the future.

Troy-Bilt, Champion Power Equipment, Inc., Brave Products, Boss Industrial, YardMax, NorthStar, Swisher, Ariens, Dirty Hand Tools, and Iron & Oak are the major players in the log splitters market.

The electric sub-segment of the type acquired the maximum share of the global log splitters market in 2022.

Residential users, DIY enthusiasts, construction builders, biomass sector, and others are the major customers in the global log splitters market.

The growing application of log splitters across the timber and forestry sector where the log splitters are used for splitting logs into smaller and more manageable pieces for its use in the construction sector is anticipated to boost the adoption of log splitters.

The growing trend towards incorporating smart and automated features into power tools and equipment is projected to have a positive impact on the log splitters market growth. Furthermore, the log splitters are undergoing technological advancements such as automated log loading, precision splitting controls, and remote monitoring which will have positive impact on the industry.

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Log Splitters Market

Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2023-2032