After a poor experience with my Harbor Freight 7-ton splitter (http://www.hearth.com/talk/bookmarks/?type=post&id=1491461) I decided to step up to a splitter I'll "never" have to replace...well at least not in it's entirety. I guess it's good there are parts for the splitter over time as well. I decided on the 16-ton Ramsplitter: http://www.ramsplitter.com/pages/splitters/r16ton.html I never had a problem with the performance of the HF 7-ton, just it's build quality. So by more than doubling the splitting force I'm sure I'll be happy for years to come. The downside to this bigger splitter is it takes up more space in the garage. Don't tell my new splitter but it'll likely be stored outside. Depending on who u ask I'll need to rewire a 15a circuit to 20a and get a slightly bigger extension cord (50ft 12 gauge to 10 gauge). Anyway, another day, another extension of the payoff time for my wood burning endeavor. Blah!