Ok, I have the cheapest, smallest splitter there is. It's from Home Crapo, I paid $300 for it about 4 years ago, and it has worked like a champ, abnd is still working like a champ. Although I have to work a few angles on some odd-ball nuckle peices to coax them apart, 99 out of a 100 logs I split split first shot, no issue at all. I stick to rounds I can pick up and carry, so they are always smaller than 30". Most are the 6 to 25" range. So, I don't a monster splitter, I just want something a bit faster/stronger than the cheapo I have. Horizontal is fine, I'm fine how that works. I'm 90% I want another elctric unit. It's quiet, and more importantly I just have tooooooooo many small motors I have to deal with. I HATE trying to start motors that have been sitting around too long, they like to run, especially with all the ethenol issues. So the last part of course is, I don't want to blow the bank on it. I love the 16 ton Ramsplitters I've seen on Youtube and their website, but I just don't want to spend $1400 for one. I'd like to be under a grand, and preferrebly 6-800. Any other options other than the 5 and 7 ton $300-500 units? Isn't there any midrange units like 10 or 12 tons, a tad bit cheaper....?