Yes, and there was a time I could outsplit a hydraulic splitter and many brag they can. However, this is usually just on a small amount of wood and usually easy splitting stuff. Over the long haul it is usually a different story unless it is all easy splitting. One thing to always keep in mind though and that is trying for speed when doing something like this is very careless and causes way too much injury. I do not mean to put down that splitter in the least as I am certain in the right conditions that it is great.