okay everyone. i am looking for a wood splitter. a big burly man that will come to my house for free and split wood. you will be paid with compliments about how strong and manly you are. since my husband will also be there, maybe the both of you can compete and chop the wood together. undoubtely, you will win since he has only started learning. i will post pictures on this forum to show everyone your great work--the stacked wood at my house. i will also sing your praises to anyone who will listen. i would prefer a really buff, good looking man. it would also be nice if you took off your shirt while you are splitting the wood. okay my second choice is getting that actual wood splitter. something under $300 including shipping. can anyone recommend a model? i would prefer manual or electric (maybe). the one i am leaning towards is: http://www.westcoastminisplitter.com/ the 8 ton one. is it really that easy to use? and could it really have quality to it? or recommend yours. my husband has the ax and wedge thing but he really only just started doing this this year and i want to get something so all the wood can be split and drying soon.