Well something had to fire my desire to go with a gas log splitter and its not from being lazy. When i was 22 years old i slipped a disc in my lower back , wow ... whole new meaning on back pain you dont soon forget. When i was 30 i had knee surgery for a blow out knee. Too young for these problems to say the least. They say the older you get the wiser you get .........Well gathering wood is hard enough i thought i would be WISE and use my head the make the $$ so i didnt have to use my back so much and bought a gas splitter. Unknown to some what a world of difference a few really good chainsaws and a good gas splitter makes a huge world of difference. I figured if I'm going to put down over $3,000.00 ++ for a wood stove and use as 100% wood heat i need to jump in with both feet and no half a$$ so its no problem getting the wood splitter and higher grade chainsaws to save on #1 the heating bill and in turn the savings pay for all the tools need to process the wood. #2 My body & to have the enjoyment of wood heat. My body thanks me for it.