I have 8 cords stacked for 13-14 season but I need to get going on 14-15. I think my days of splitting by hand are far & few in between with my recent back surgery in November. So, a splitter purchase is in the near future.... I've heard alot of positive reviews on the Husky/Speeco 22 ton and can be purchased around the $1000 price range. Seems they hold their value too as I've seen used ones sell around $750. Is it going to be everything I need or should I "Bite the bullet & cry once" for a larger 30 Ton + unit (looking at Northstar 37T w/ 4 way wedge). My primary wood source is red oak & maple. 8 cords a year between 6 & 30" diameter.