To prepare for splitting, logs are loaded manually or with a log lift (optional). Once a log is loaded, the push block is engaged by moving the hydraulic lever to the left to push the log through the standard 3-way wedge (4-way, 5-way, and 5-way bundle wedge optional). The lower portion of the log is split into rectangular firewood for easy stacking with the first pass. Once the push block is moved back to the right, the remaining upper portion of the log is loaded and the push block is engaged to finish splitting. Split material is automatically moved and sorted through a slotted wing tray.