We cut most all our wood with a cordwood saw and have done so for years. There are a few things that make it all work out nice. First you really need at least two people, with one person you tend to reach across the spinning blade and that is no fun.All our wood is cut and split in 4' lengths so two cuts gives you three 16" pieces. About 6-8" in diameter is about max.We pull the tractor along side the pile, start sawing and tossing into the truck. You can really work up a lot of wood in a hurry. Also in my opinion, 4' split and stacked wood drys quicker.