This spliter may not be as fancy or pretty as the newer ones but it will split any block of wood you can lift on the H beam. Just have to know how to read the grain of the wood and which way to go against the wedge. Very few pieces of knots or forks that I could not get split with it. Have had to use a 10lb sledge to knock a piece off the wedge a few times. That old cast iron 10 hp Briggs starts first pull every time and don't know when to quit. Will tear a belt up first if your not careful. I have seen that H beam twist several times when it got into some real tough stuff.
Small load of oak that needs to dry off before it goes into the mud room.