The some of the highest rated log splitters on Home Depot's website, as of June 2015, are the Ariens (model 917011) 174cc 22-Ton Gas Log Splitter and the Ariens (model 917001) 169cc 27-Ton Gas Log Splitter. Both models come with three-year limited warranties. For smaller log splitting projects, the Homelite (model UT49103) 5-Ton Electric Log Splitter is also a top-rated choice.
The Ariens (model 917011) 174cc 22-Ton Gas Log Splitter has 78 positive reviews and an average rating of 4.7 out of five stars; it costs around $1200. The Ariens (model 917001) 169cc 27-Ton Gas Log Splitter is more expensive, at around $1600, but it also has a larger engine. Out of a total of 175 reviews, this model also averaged 4.7 out of five stars.
Homelite's (model UT49103) 5-Ton Electric Log Splitter has been given a 5 star review by over 300 customers, and has an overall rating of 4.6 stars. At just under $300, it's a small, but powerful option for most basic home and garden needs.