I know alot of you guys have gas hydrolic splitters. For those who split by hand, tell me your process. I use a 6 lb maul. Any log I can't blast with this - I split and quarter with a sledge and wedge and then finish off with the maul. I use the maul for everything. Is this what most are doing? Or is it like a golfer and a bag full of clubs? Use the maul to split the round and then pick up a lighter axe to make stove size splits? I see alot of guys use the Fiskar Splitting axe which I am eager to find and try. But I question whether a 4 lb head can split a good round like a maul can? I am splitting Oak. Cherry, Ash. Maybe with the splitting axe - you don't aim dead center like I've done all along with the maul? Perhaps you need to cut edge sections and work in? I also know that some split the rounds on the ground and others use a tire. I am set up with a big short round base with an attached tire and like the way that works, although it's more lifting. I have been doing all my cutting on the weekends and splitting little by little in the evenings during the week. I was hoping to have so much cut that I'd need to rent a splitter, but the hand splitting is going along nicely and the to be split pile is low come saturday. I may be alright. So when you are splitting - do you reach for different tools or simply swing with just one tool and keep at it? Also - where's your point of aim with axe vs a maul on a 12+ inch round? Split on the ground or elevated? Thanks.