I was looking in the canadian tire flyer and noticed there 6.5 ton splitter was on sale this week for $449 so I decided to go get one and try it out. I split all the nasty chunks I had and only had to play around with 1 big 18 inch round, which busted after I rotated it. It even seemed to bust through the crotch pieces pretty easily . Its got 2 settings on the lever one for soft wood(which I used mostly) and one for hard wood which is pretty nice. First setting moves the ram pretty fast but with less power. Second setting is a little slower but seemed to bust through anything I threw at it I even tried to find the hard spots on some of the rounds. I gotta say it is well worth the $500 or so it payed. If any of you guys are looking for a cheap splitter and have access to one of these splitters I highly recommend it. However if your regularly splitting rounds bigger the 16 inches diameter maybee this wont be the splitter for you as I did have a couple big 18 inch maple that I had to maneuver a couple times to bust though them. However 90% of my rounds are 16inches or smaller so im happy and so is my back.