Where to rent a log splitter?

Thumbnail image for fire wood pile by flickr haria vorlanSean emails:

I live in Albany. Do you or your readers know any places where I can rent a wood splitter locally? Bonus points for contact info to go along with the name!

Or, if not that, maybe there's a rent-a-lumberjack service? We hear they're O-K. (Haha ... Respect the flannel.)

Got a suggestion for Sean? Please share!

Earlier on AOA: Ask AOA: Where to buy firewood?

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Comments

I would try Casale Rental on Central Ave in Colonie. I have rented equipment from them a couple of times and they have been great. You also may want to try Home Depot on Central.

Sunbelt Rentals
Address: 272 Wolf Rd, Latham, NY 12110
Phone:(518) 452-0440
Hours: Wednesday 7:00 am – 5:00 pm

Olsen's Ace Hardware on Route 85 in Slingerlands has a variety of pneumatic splitters available for rent.

Found this on Craig's list:
http://albany.craigslist.org/hvo/4135093485.html

Extra awesome because he'll deliver it, show you how to work it, or do it for you at $30/an hour.

Good luck.

Thanks for the great tips! Sunbelt said they don't do single-day weekend rentals, so I went with Casale instead. They rented me a great splitter for $55 for a 1/2-day. It was in great shape and they were very thorough in teaching me how to use it. The whole process was very smooth and pleasant. I would definitely go back to them in the future.

J - that's a great tip and would have likely taken the man up on it, but this rental will be a yearly thing so I wanted to get in with a company that I know I can return back to (assuming things went well, which they did). Schedule was also very important to me since I had family in town that could help, so I was shy about trying to line schedules up with that guy. Great tip, though!

Another follow-up: If you rent from Sunbelt on a Friday afternoon (make a reservation!), they let you keep it for the entire weekend since they're not open again until Monday morning. That's about $120 for a whole weekend's rental! The machines they rent are also TOP quality - I can't stress that enough. This is a very good option if you have a lot of wood and aren't sure you can get it done in a day, or you'd rather not slave away for hours at a time and want to break it up across a couple of days.

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