Let's design a powered log splitter wedge. There must be an ideal pair of angles for a log splitter wedge that would minimize the force required to split the average log. Below is a schematic diagram showing the top and side views of the wedge: For the illustration only, the I-Beam is running vertically and to the right of the side view. This beam could be oriented either horizontally of vertically. What do you think that angle A, the wedge angle, and angle B, the slant angle of the sharp edge, should be? I imagine the tendancy for the wedge to stick in tough logs should also be considered when setting these angles, in addition to the splitting force. WDYT?