I bought a Swisher 28 ton splitter, with a 10 1/2 HP B&S;engine, yesterday! After a painful injury to my back swinging the 12 pound steel handled monstrosity, (my chiropractor said I gave myself whiplash, it's not the weight, or motion, but the sudden stop when it hits and doesn't split did me in. :grrr: ) my wife said enough..... go buy a splitter. I love this thing! The first thing I split was the piece that I injured myself trying to split! :lol: Victory is Mine That felt good. I will post a review after I have used it a while. One question, Is this machine made in the US? I thought it was, but after looking through the manuals, and their web sight, I can't find it written down anywhere. I know it uses Parker hoses that I believe are made in Alliance NE.