Hello there folks! So I just scored a pick-up load of hickory that a friends parents had dropped last year! They wanted it gone but it was all the larger stuff that they didn't buck up as the rounds were 20"- 30" pieces! No Match for the 372! Now that I have got the wood home, I wanted to get it split and stacked to allow it to season a bit more! I believe it is fairly dry as it was cut a little over a year ago and it is splintering on some of the ends! So problem is I have a 8lb maul, fiskars x27 and a little 4 ton electric splitter, non of which seems to be splitting it! I first tried the x27 and it seems to stick into the rounds and not really do an effective job! The 8lb maul takes about 30 strikes and I can finally get the smaller rounds to split into two! The splitter just bogs down and won't even split the edges off! I am thinking I need a sludge hammer and some wedges or just go borrow a larger splitter! Any thoughts, the rounds are fairly straight and not really Knarly! How does splitting hickory go for others?