|Forum topic by HarveyDunn||posted 01-17-2014 02:45 PM||1246 views||0 times favorited||48 replies|
01-17-2014 02:45 PM
I’m buying my first router table. My workspace shares one wall with one neighbor and I have another neighbor above me (I’m on the ground floor). My floor is poured concrete; the walls are whatever you call modern metal frame with drywall over it construction.
I want to be a considerate neighbor and so I’m interested in mitigating the amount of noise that travels to those adjacent units.
I haven’t bought a router yet, so lets start there. Is there any significant difference among models in terms of noise? One of the models that is directly compatible with the router lift I’m buying is the Hitachi M12VC. The manufacturer says it has “class leading noise level, only 79.5dB for a quieter workshop”. Purdue University has a noise comparison chart – it says a garbage disposal is 80dB.
Then there is the table. I’m buying the Incra unit, which is just an open stand.
I will enclose it by sliding in 1/2” panels.
And I’m also getting the Clean Sweep downdraft dust collection box.
Would the material I choose for those panels impact the noise?
Any other thoughts?