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#1 posted 02-04-2012 08:58 AM

Doug -

I started with a 16gal Ridgid and moved to a Fein Turbo. The Ridgid was just too loud – basically one of the loudest tools in my shop. By my iPhone sound level app, it was 90-93 db (model #WD1650). My Fein measures between 65 and 70db by the same iPhone app and is basically the quietest power tool I own. The Ridgid sounds like a jet taking off and hearing protection was absolutely required. With the Fein, I feel like an idiot if I do put on hearing protection. The voices in my head are probably louder.

But you can’t beat the Ridgid on price. Add a separator and a HEPA filter on the Ridgid and you’ll still be under $120-150 with this deal.

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