First post here in the Gear section. Pretty much made my mind up to get a Vert/Horiz splitter but it suddenly dawned on me the BIG difference and why some here really favor the Horizontal. Did a search on splitter discussions and read a lot today. It dawned on me that the biggest difference was where the wedge was attached. Since I've only used my neighbor's horizontal it never occured to me how the vertical version moves the wedge and how there might be the potential for pinching the splits if I bought the multiple blade type. So after that revelation I like the look of splitters that have a fixed multiple blade. BUT I find myself splitting often by myself so the vertical would often come in handy for the large stuff. I am at the age where I don't want to damage my back and my son won't be around to help much. For 70% of my logs I can pick up, but for the rest I build a ramp and roll them. Given it's mainly gonna be a one man process I'm inclined to go with the Vert/horiz type. Have a Northern store not far from us and pretty much had my mind made up until I got educated today reading here. I've only used the type with the fixed wedge on the end of the beam. Thots?