Splitting in the Suburbs It seems my new after work exercise routine of splitting wood for an hour or so may be a bit loud and annoying for the neighbors. (don't ask, it's new york). Wanting to make nice I have stopped the steel on steel wedges, but even the mauls on wood are loud. I'm going to buy some new toys, but must choose wisely. I know the Fiskars splitting axe is a miracle worker, but any sense on whether its quieter than the average maul? Also anyone have experience with the superplastic sledgehammers like the Halders Simplex or the Fiskars Safety Wedge with a superplastic cap? These are both expensive $50 for the wedge, $200 for the sledge, but willing to do so if they really are quieter so I can keep splitting at night.