I was tired of showing up to camp and having to split wood with the fiskars. It seemed I had cherry picked the round pile of all the easily splitting stuff (by hand standards), and was left with all the splitter chow. Out come the hydro's! I had 1 helping hand. I say one, because his budweiser never really left his other hand lol! How are you gonna complain though, all I did was run the splitter. In about 4 hours, I split and he stacked some Beech, Sugar Maple, and Elm. Stack ended up being 30' long and 5' tall at the tallest point. The elm is on the right. I kept it seperate since it was standing dead and barkless. It will be burnt first. I didn't see a deer all weekend, except the 2 does that walked 40yds away and just stood there and looked at me while I was splitting. Go figure.