Thanks for the replies. Yes I will replace the hoses before I use it next time but for now my splitting for the season is over and the splitter is sleeping comfortably in the back of my garage. I have very few friends that I have no problem loaning anything to but this is because I know we have a two way relationship and I never have to worry about what was lent. For all the others I am just going to have to start saying "no" and see who still keeps in touch. The last big ticket Item I borrowed from someone was a dump trailer. I used the trailer to move my winters supply of wood from our old house to our new house 60 miles away. While using the trailer I noticed that the spring shackles were dangerously worn some of the lights did not work and I kept getting a short message for the electric brakes. I made all the repairs and washed the trailer when I was done, cost me around $20 and a couple of hours of my time. I can't think of how much time this dump trailer saved me hauling four cords of wood I figured it was the least I could do. I have never had my equipment come back better than it left, infact most of the time I have to do some maintenance or repairs on it. Maybe my standards are kind of high.