I think Im finally gonna buy a splitter. Been really close to doing it for a year now but havent done it. I love splitting with my fiskars and use a wedge a little but not much. This latest oak I am dealing with bounces the wedge out on the main trunk rounds. I borrowed my neighbors horizontal splitter but took half an hour to start and then stalled on the first stroke. I dont want to break his and have to fix it so Im just gona go pick one up. I know I will use it a lot and will be glad once I bought it but hard to fork over the cash that I worked so hard for.