I hear you on that MM. But you have to admit it is fast. Very fast. With action both ways, and cutting the wood down to that nice size through those boxes, it leaves you with a pile of nice size wood fast. You could just throw the uglies off to the side. Would work nice for someone who splits a lot of wood and generally is splitting straight wood. And is still cheaper than a nice wood processor. Much too expensive for most wood burners though. You would have to be selling some serious wood each year to puchase something like that.