Since my husband died, the boys and I have had a hard time keeping enough wood split using just a splitting maul. We have an electric log splitter, but I have never been able to start the big generator in the winter, so that's out for me. Some folks across the lake have a manual hydraulic splitter they ordered from Northern Tool. Anybody have any thoughts on something like that? I've never tried one before, but it seems like it would be quicker and easier than doing it all with a maul.