Ryobi Introduces the World’s First Battery-Powered Kinetic Log Splitter
Battery power has come a long way over the years, now matching and even outpacing other power sources like gas. Ryobi’s battery-powered lineup runs deep, with selections for seemingly every application. Adding to the Ryobi 40V collection is the RY40740 Cordless Log Splitter. We’re looking at this machine to see how it benefits from a gas-free design.
Ryobi Cordless Log Splitter Performance
- Model: Ryobi RY40740
- 12 tons of splitting force
- Delivers more power than an 80cc gas log splitter
- Provides up to 150 splits per charge with a 4.0Ah battery
- Splits logs up to 20 x 10 inches in size
- Completes splits in under 2 seconds
The Ryobi RY40740 kinetic log splitter delivers up to 12 tons of force, which the brand tells us is more powerful than an 80cc gas machine. Its battery-powered design also eliminates the cost, maintenance, and fumes that typically come with gas machines.
It features a brushless motor that delivers up to 150 splits per charge with a 4.0Ah battery. For cut capacity, you can expect it to split logs up to 20 inches long and 10 inches wide, with the power to split both soft and hardwoods.
Additionally, the kinetic splitting function yields a fast, two-second cycle and 10X faster splitting, making quick work of cutting firewood.
Ryobi Cordless Log Splitter Design
- Weight: 177 pounds
- Compact, vertical storage
- Heavy-duty steel frame for added durability
- One-person maneuverability
- Hand grips
- 11-inch all-terrain wheels
This log splitter weighs 177 pounds, with a heavy-duty steel frame for added durability. For easy one-person maneuverability, it features 11-inch all-terrain wheels, as well as wheelbarrow-style gripped handles.
Finally, when you’re done working for the day, the RY40740 log splitter sits upright for compact, vertical storage.
Ryobi Cordless Log Splitter Price
This tool retails for $899 as a bare tool and $999 for the kit, which includes a 40V 4.0Ah battery and charger. Ryobi backs your purchase with a 5-year warranty on the tool and a 3-year warranty on the battery.