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Hermit

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09-07-2017 02:14 AM

I’m looking to put 1-2 air cleaners in my 20×22 shop or 440 square ft. What I’m looking for is a decibel level (available free apps for phones and tablets) for either the jet or winn. I’m surprised with all the reviews on tools that no one provides the decibel level. Everyone says the Jet is loud and the winn is quiet. I know apps and the technology isn’t perfect, but they give you a good idea. When I bought my Jet dust collector the manufacturer stated the decibel rating and it was very close to what my app said. So I’m not set on these two and if you’re willing to check it, I’m interested. Please check about 6’ away so we’re comparing apples to apples.

Thanks.

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woodbutcherbynight

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#1 posted 09-07-2017 04:36 AM

What app are you using? I have a WEN, to me it is quiet but quiet is a relative term..

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Rich

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#2 posted 09-07-2017 04:39 AM

Interesting request. I have the dB Meter IOS app and a Jet Air Filtration System. From around 6 ft from the exhaust side, the dB ranged between 60 and 63 for the three speeds.

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Hermit

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#3 posted 09-07-2017 11:45 AM

Thanks Rich I appreciate it.

Wood, my app on my tablet is just called “Noise Meter” it’s free and there’s many free apps available for all devices.
If someone could please check the WEN I would appreciate it.

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chrisirving

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#4 posted 09-07-2017 12:04 PM

Nice app! My Wen from 6’ is 55-58 db from low to high speeds, for comparison my 2hp DC is 87 db

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Hermit

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#5 posted 09-07-2017 12:20 PM

Thanks Chris!

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#6 posted 09-07-2017 02:08 PM

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Kazooman

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#7 posted 09-07-2017 09:09 PM

There is more to this than the noise level at the three speeds.

First, I thought I would add a data point. I have the Jet and it is suspended from the joists in my unfinished basement. I haven’t done anything to try reducing the noise level. The three speeds gave readings of 55, 61, and 63 decibels at about six feet like the tests above.

The Jet owner’s manual gives sound rating levels of 62, 67, and 69 decibels, measured at three feet.

The real issue is how much air are the units moving. The Jet AFS-1000B moves 556, 702, and 1044 cfm at the three speeds. The only WEN model I could find on the Internet is the WEN 3410 and it moves 300, 350, and 400 cfm at the three speeds. [Note added later: Why have three speeds if they differ by so little???]

Unless there is another, much larger WEN model it is easy to see why it would be quieter. The Jet moves more air at the low setting than the WEN at the high setting at the same noise level. Three WEN filters all running at 350 cfm would probably be a lot louder than the Jet on the 1044 cfm setting, while moving the same amount of air.

Is there a WEN air filter I couldn’t find?

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woodbutcherbynight

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#8 posted 09-08-2017 12:55 AM

Got the app, mine reads 57 low 59 medium and 62 at high speeds. Checked from 6ft away. Filters were last changed 3 months ago, normal WEN filters nothing fancy. My shop is 16×20.

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sawdustdad

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#9 posted 09-08-2017 02:09 AM

I have a JDS high efficiency air filter hung from the ceiling in my shop. I cannot hear it running over the music playing most of the time I’m in the shop. It is the quietest thing in the shop except maybe for my makita sharpener or one of the low speed grinders. Most of the noise is from air movement, not the device itself.

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#10 posted 09-08-2017 03:04 AM

Unfortunately DB rating and or how much air it moves isn’t the real issue,you should not to have dust in the air in the first place, it’s much better to collect it at the source than to have it floating around the room to be collected after the fact.

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woodbutcherbynight

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#11 posted 09-08-2017 03:36 AM



Unfortunately DB rating and or how much air it moves isn t the real issue,you should not to have dust in the air in the first place, it s much better to collect it at the source than to have it floating around the room to be collected after the fact.

- a1Jim

I would agree but am of the opinion that no single approach gets enough. DC at the source, plus a overhead air filter and keeping the shop clean all add to less dust. That being said my shop is certainly not surgery ready. DC I have at the larger culprits and the overhead air filter works as well. Keeping the shop clean, .... no so much. LOL

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Rich

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#12 posted 09-08-2017 03:40 AM

Unless you’re Festool equipped at every station and have HEPA filtering, no DC solution is thorough enough not to warrant an overhead filter.

-- No matter how much you push the envelope, it'll still be stationery.

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