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#1 posted 03-13-2013 01:16 PM

Personally, I’m not a fan of the universal motor powered benchtop planers. They operate at well over 90 decibels. Your fanily and your condo neighbors are not going to appreciate your woodworking hobby. While jointing and planing with induction motor tools is not exactly quiet, at least they do not have the more objectional high frequency noise levels.

Many years ago when I started woodworking in a two bedroom appartment, I limited my woodworking to hand tools. Without the space or budget for stationary power tools, I found a local lumber yard that could do planing for me. I was as happy as a lark and made some nice projects, that are still in use.

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