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post #21 of 29 Old 07-18-2016, 07:22 PM
where's my table saw?
 
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I ran a DB test

I tested all my saws from RAS to table saws and the highest rating I got was 89 DB ripping wood. 95 sounds like it's a bit high. Here's a different study:
http://bdk.force.com/FAQ/PKB_Article...3D0%26terms%3D

Here's a thread on power tool noise levels:
http://www.woodworkingtalk.com/f32/s...-setup-138114/

The answer to your question will only be as detailed and specific as the question is detailed and specific. Good questions also include a sketch or a photo that illustrates your issue. (:< D)

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post #22 of 29 Old 07-19-2016, 07:32 AM
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I use ear muffs when I use my table saw, etc. I'm 68 and don't need hearing aids and want to stay that way.
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I had a DW745, and it was pretty loud. I don't have a decibel meter unfortunately, but I'm honestly not terribly surprised. It's a good little saw though, and probably the best choice for this situation.

OP, like you and others said, how much will you really be using it anyway? What kind of woodworking are you getting into?

If you're mostly using the table saw to cut down lumber and then using hand tools and so forth, I'd think your setup will work fine.
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The link below is a study in sound attenuation of a typical construction grade table saw. Though it is not specifically conducted on a Dewalt brand saw, it is a universal motor type machine. I did not read the entire paper, but the first graph does indicate an almost 100 dB sound level. So, yes, your saw noise appears to be typical of the design.

http://www.sandv.com/downloads/0406spru.pdf

Happy reading.

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Thank you all for your replies and advice. The shed has been build now, so I can begin thinking about the setup of my (very) little shop.
I fancy a mitre saw in addition to the table saw. Thinking it'll give me easier 45 degree cuts and I'll be able to pick one that's quieter than my table saw; looking at the Makita LS0815FL right now.
I've got a Makita cordless Driver/Drill and I love it. Here in Holland, Makita is one of the better brands we can buy easily. Does anyone have experience with this mitre saw from Makita?

To answer one of the questions asked here; I'm planning to build small furniture (tables and such), simple storage solutions (boxes), maybe a small cabinet, and so on. Nothing big or majorly demanding on the tools I have.

A link to the mitre saw;
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Makita-LS08.../dp/B00KL8K3V2

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The reviews on that saw are mixed, so your results may vary. My neighbor, who has a framing and gilding business, uses an Incra miter gauge for his miter cuts, rather than a miter saw. His hand carved frame pricing goes to above $400/foot for some designs, so he needs extremely tight miters for demanding customers!
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I have had excellent performance from Makita tools. I have an old power miter saw I've used for over 30 years. (Purchased before compound miter saws were readily available)

If you don't have time to do it right the first time, when will you have time to do it over?
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I have this saw, and people regularly ask me "What the hell are you doing in the garage that makes this much noise?"
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post #29 of 29 Old 08-07-2016, 02:34 AM
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You could always make something nice for your neighbor. It doesn't have to be elaborate or expensive, but just a little something to let them know that you're thinking about their peace and quiet and if they still complain buy a real loud motorcycle and rev it up early in the morning*..

*No, no, don't do that.. Be nice, but your neighbors have to be a bit realistic too. It really is a two way street.

I figured it's time to change my signature so hold your breath. This is it.
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