Local guy.. I've been buying wood for him for 5 years or so, he drops it off during the week, I stop in over the weekend and pay him. It works for both of us I've alot of stuff to be split, and not the time to haul home the borrowed splitter, etc. So I figured I'd see if he had a cord or 2 to keep me going until I could get to it. He said "no, not for you...the fireplace was one thing, your stove is another". I was :grrr: Then he said "how much do you have to split?" I said about 1 cord dry and ready (all cut into 16" rounds) and probably 2-3 of fresh stuff from summer/fall cut from the property. He said He's coming around with his 2 cord an hour splitter to some of his regular customers, and splitting what they have to help them out. Charging $100 per hour for 2 cord split. All done after New Years. I figure, I don't have to tow the borrowed splitter home (and bring it back), stand out there, and git 'er dun, and all, it's worth it. Add in the SO is having a "no, you can't have your own splitter, it's too dangerous" (said to me with a running chain saw in my hand :coolhmm: ).