Caution!! We had a fellow here that had someone else pulling the lever and had his hand that was still on the end of the round cut in half by the wedge. I always pulled my own after that.The biggest deal is to have some HELP! Splitting goes an awful lot faster with one or two more bodies around. My wife sometimes sits at the lever and I can go a LOT faster with less wear and tear on myself with her doing that. My splitter is run with a PTO pump and does 4 foot lengths.