You’ve got your cabin. Built it with your own hands contracting work, on land you bought yourself inherited from a rich second uncle. All that effort! And now you’re expected to split your own wood for the long cold winter? Screw that. Ask grandma for the cash to buy a Homelite 5-Ton Electric Log splitter ($299) and relax with a Scotch on your wraparound front porch during all the free time you’ve earned. With five tons of RAM force from its 15-Amp electric motor, this baby can split logs up to 20 inches long and 10 inches in diameter. Easily transportable design means that no matter how far those cords run, they can never be safe. And a 20 second cycle time is just the right pause for a little bitching while you take the mechanical help for granted and load another so damn heavy log.