I picked it up today. As far as I can tell, it's the same thing as the ~$500+ 7 ton Pow'R'kraft/Woodeze model, except it is missing some of the side cladding, it has a different engagement handle, and it's cheaper! What tipped me off that this was a 2-speed splitter (even though it was not advertised as such) was this video: You can see how his back hand is manuvering the engagement handle and varying the speed. Without that, I would go nuts waiting for the splitter when it is applying all 7 tons of force. So far so good... I split my gnarly stuff I had left over today: The stuff I was splitting was way over the recommended 10.5in diameter stuff, but I was really quite satisfied it. It got through all the knots except for the most major one or two. I had this type of wood I can't identify, but my splitting ax would just bounce and bounce off it.....finally after many weekends of splitting my hand, my hands had had enough. They were sore I think from the shock (when u swing that ax, if the wood doesn't budge, the force has to go somewhere), though my bad was fine. The HF 7-ton splitter is one sale, then I applied the 20% HF coupon and off we went! BTW.... it's too heavy for all but the NFL Linebacker types to put in and out of a truck. Would of been nice if I could bring it to a friend's house to help in splitting, but it's heavy. Though two people can easily do it (I did it with my Fiancee).