Just started the hobby, thrown back by the noise
About six months back my interest in woodworking first began. Straight away I knew my first "big" tool was going to be a table saw. After some research and setting a budget I got myself a DeWalt DW745 two days ago.
After firing it up today, I'm not so sure about the woodworking hobby anymore. There's neighbors directly next to us on both sides of our small home here in Holland. My workspace was going to be a small shed in the back garden. All in all, perfect conditions to hear everything one does.
The table saw is making 95 dB noise, idle. Didn't buy wood yet so I don't know the noise level when actually cutting.
My question; are all table saws so loud? Do I just have to get used to the noise and hope the neighbors aren't bothered by it? Or did I make the wrong choice in buying the DeWalt?
PS. I just realized I forgot to mention; yes.. I bought it over the internet. Here in Holland all shops sell low quality stuff like Bosch green or lower, so I couldn't go out and testdrive what I was buying. I wanted a quality one, so had to shop online.
Last edited by stefanvverk; 07-17-2016 at 03:44 PM.
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