Great Piece of Kit - A Shame It Won't Do Smaller Logs
This machine works really well. We have a small area of woodland and burn a lot of logs. I had built up a small stack of logs which were too big for our open fire but couldn't raise the enthusiasm to use an axe. The splitter went through the stack really quickly.
As another reviewer has said, one slight annoyance is that the ram stops when it is about 20cm from the wedge, which means that not only can you not split shorter logs but also some longer logs will only partially split.
The instructions are really simple and no assembly was required. The one bit of stupid instruction is that it expects you to use the splitter on a 60-70cm high platform, bolted down if necessary. I can't imagine that many people would do this: the logical thing to do is to take the splitter to somewhere near where your logs are, find a stable bit of ground, and run an extension. The instructions also say you shouldn't use an extension longer than 10m.
A good safety feature is that it needs 2-hand operation: one on the button and one on the hydraulic lever. When you take both hands off it returns to start point, which is slightly annoying as most logs will be 30-40cm long.