Hi I live in the Pacific North West. We have lots of Douglas Fir and Arbutus (very hard wood - also called Madrone?). Anyways, we've cut a bunch of trees and need to split them. The Douglas Fir is very large diameter - up to 20" across - and the arbutus is mostly smaller diameter - maybe up to 12" in diameter. I'm pretty keen on using an electric log splitter if I can get away with it. I've read on this forum that the Ryobi is recommended in the $350-400 category, but it will only split logs up to 12" in diameter. That won't work for most of our Douglas Fir. I've also read the Ramsplitter is very recommended, but it's really pretty expensive. I figure we would only split a couple or three cords per year. Any advice from the group as to some good electric splitters that would meet these needs? Thanks! Richard PS: I guess if there isn't a good option besides the Ryobi or the Ramsplitter, then maybe we could cut those 18" guys somehow with a chainsaw and then split them....?