Ok - so after much reading about the wonders of the Fiskars splitting axe and keeping an eye out for one, I finally picked one up yesterday. It is much smaller and lighter than I had expected even after all the comments to that effect. Now, it was raining all day yesterday and today we have all sorts of family things scheduled. ARG! I want to get outside and play with my toy to see what it can do for me. I have a few oak rounds that my maul was bouncing off that I want to see if I can finally split. Oh the frustration of having to wait. Humph. Venting mode off Thanks for listening, heh.