Editorial Guidelines

MyLogSplitter.com’s mission is to provide the best recommendations for outdoor tools that you truly need. We independently test and review countless products each year to help you make the best choice, whether you’re searching for a log splitter, chainsaw, axe, or other outdoor tools. Our aim is to save you time and remove the stress of shopping, regardless of whether you’re in the market for everyday gear or gifts for loved ones.

We work tirelessly to be the most trusted product recommendation service, operating with complete editorial independence. We only endorse a product if our writers and editors have deemed it to be the best through rigorous analysis, research, and testing.

MyLogSplitter.com was launched with the intention to simplify shopping for outdoor tools. We generate revenue through various affiliate marketing programs, which means we may receive commissions on products purchased through our links to retailer sites. However, our recommendations are based solely on our independent research, analysis, interviews, and testing. There’s no incentive for us to recommend substandard products or to yield to pressure from manufacturers. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. If a reader returns their purchase due to dissatisfaction or due to a poor recommendation, we make no affiliate commission. We believe this system keeps us dedicated to serving our readers first. Importantly, our decisions regarding the products we feature on our site are driven by editorial and product testing standards, not by affiliate deals or advertising relationships.

Our reviews are the product of weeks or even months of research and many years of experience. We leverage not only our expertise, but also gather interviews and data from leading sources, including engineers, designers, landscape professionals, and various subject-matter experts. We delve into customer reviews to learn what really matters to people who already own and use the items we’re assessing. We aim to recommend high-quality products that are worth their price and don’t push extra features you’ll rarely use.

Our review process can be both rigorous and enjoyable (imagine us test-driving a new chainsaw on various types of wood, or putting the latest log splitter through its paces). We apply our rigorous approach and in-depth research skills to numerous product categories, including log splitters, chainsaws, axes, hedge trimmers, power washers, outdoor tool storage solutions, and many more. We endeavor to make finding the best stuff—and knowing what isn’t worth buying—quick, easy, and transparent, so you can spend more time enjoying your outdoor space.

We recommend the very tools we would choose for ourselves and suggest to our family and friends. If we recommend that you spend your hard-earned money on something, we take it as seriously as if it were our own money at stake.

The most crucial aspect for us is maintaining reader trust. If we were to recommend something due to bias or a lack of diligence, readers wouldn’t support our work. We invite readers to scrutinize our pieces, which meticulously outline the time, reasoning, and effort we spent researching, interviewing experts, and testing tools. Often, this involves dozens—sometimes even hundreds—of hours. Each guide plainly lays out all the evidence for how we made our picks, so you can judge for yourself.

Reach out to us if you need assistance in figuring out a particular shopping challenge. Our staff—comprising intelligent, curious people who love to explore reader questions—will do their best to assist.