Although I am not exactly a homesteader, I hoped this would be an appropriate place to post this thread to folks who know a lot more about firewood and wood burning then myself. ...although I suspect many here may split wood by hand. I would like to purchace a splitter that would simplify my log-to-firewood labor. I see many types of splitters with various price ranges. I figured I'd spend between $1000 and $2000 on one. Is a $2k splitter twice as good (speed, efficiany, quality, power) as a $1k splitter. Is it worth the extra grand? I'm not opposed to spending the money ...I just don't want to waist it. I will burn (only) three or four cords of wood this winter. What is a good splitter for me under $2000?