As a very long time hand splitter of fire wood age is catching up with me. I thinking of getting a log splitter. My question is what should I be looking for in a log Splitter. I helped people before using a splitter and they all seems to split wood but I want to go deeper in it. Things like clyinder size, speed of return and other things that someone who has very little knowledge of a wood splitter be looking for. I listed below what I will be splitting and how much. I will only be splitting 15 inch long logs. The trees on my property are no bigger than 24 inches and most are less than 14 inches. I split about 3 to 4 cords a year. Not really sure on the amount - new stove and new house. It's all hardwood - Oak, maple, birch, cherry Thanks for the help.