Just picked up a bargain on Ebay an electric hydrolic splitter for $50. While i was picking it up there was a load of wood which had been sitting for 10 months which the guy said i can have as well. Win win He said the splitter hadn't had much use but had been sitting in the garage for a couple of years. I brought it home and rigged up a working table which i can store the splitter inside and put the splitter on top when its in use - its like a big crate. I put a tarp on top to keep it weather proof. Tied splitting a little softwood no problem. But tried the wood i picked up with the splitter and even though the wood has some major cracking on the face. I thought it must be the baby splitter but i tried with the Fiskars and it was very hard to split. It seems the splitter will split all the easy stuff but the hard stuff i will have to continue with the Fiskars. When i had finished with the electric splitter i noticed that it was struggling to go back to its starting position. Anybody else had this problem? i might try and fill the hydrolic oil up and make sure the side bars are straight. other than that not sure what to do with it any ideas? Also put a picture of George our friendly King Parrot who comes to watch me splitting the wood.