Hello All, I recently purchased a Homelite Electric 5-ton splitter. I do not have the funds for a hydraulic one nor the yard space to store it. So it just made sense to buy a small electric one I can store vertically in my shed. I was out cutting and hauling some wood this weekend and take it back to my house where I split it. I typically grab the nice strait pieces because I have always hand split for the past 5 years and leave the crotches in the woods. This time I decided to grab them and give the splitter a test run. Sure enough when I threw the crotch in the splitter it just laughed at it. Typically at this point I would reach for my wedges and the 10lb sledge. After being in a car accident a few weeks ago and doing some damage to my back, I am now trying to avoid big swings with the maul and hammer. I reached for the trustee 55 rancher and cut vertically into crotch about 1/4 of the way down. Threw it back on the splitter and POP, right through it. I got several crotches split this way (not that kind of crotch) and didn't even break a sweat. this was red and white oak. I have also found I can set the logsplitter up on my tailgate and its a very comfortable working height. You can catch the splits and throw them right on the stack, never let them hit the ground. Heck I can even get the gf to work the splitter and I just load rounds and stack the splits. (she takes all the credit) Wanted to pass this info along and hope it will help anyone else make their firewooding a little easier.