Had about 2 cord worth of Pin Oak of which much of it way too long for the Rangeley. Compounding the problem is that it's not as dry as I'd like (another year and it would have been primo!) and having to load E-W makes for a slow starting, smoky fire. The sawbuck lets me stack up 2 batches of overgrown splits and trim 'em all to size in a hurry. And then they are conveniently sized for perfect N-S loading. It's a little hairy getting through the top layer of splits (I know, I know, strap 'em down! ) but it's smooth sailing after that. Oh yeah, the sawbuck is also designed to take 80" poles and make a whole lotta little rounds in minutes. Why didn't I build this thing sooner?