I got my Monster Maul 20 some years ago. I still love that thing, indestructable and you feel like a heman. I also have a regular maul and bought a fiskars a few years ago when I got serious about burning again. I split over 20 cords by hand in a matter of 2 years. There are always a few rounds that were impossible to split, or just not worth the effort. Some went in the outdoor firepit. Recently I found a used 28 ton huskee and it split all the unsplitabbles with ease. I have only split about 3 cords with it so far, so it is kind of new to me. But I am sure I will still always enjoy splitting by hand, at least as long as I can. I prefer a workout routine that produces something rather than just going to the gym.