http://www.northerntool.com/webapp/...=natural&cm_cat=netconcepts&cm;_pla=&cm;_ite= Interesting design - allows it to split in both directions. $ 999 They have a smaller one that's even less expensive. $ 799 http://www.northerntool.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_6970_200365525_200365525 I just wonder about the reliability. Plus you have to assemble it. What's a good reliable splitter for an average homeowner that will use it to split 5-6 cords per season? I was looking into renting one - Home Depot's is about $ 140 for a 24 hr period. I thought that was high. My ambitious idea to split by hand is being trumped by my lack of conditioning and age. I don't want to end up crippled. That space between my shoulder blades hurts each time I sneeze from sore muscles. It's becoming difficult to swing the old maul.