Noise Levels Produced By Power Tools

Sound Levels Power Tools

While a %-horsepowerdrill press is unlikely to damage your hearing—unless you run the machine all day long-unprotected exposure to the noise produced by a 1 %-horsepowerrouter can be dangerous after only 30 minutes. The above chart shows approximate noise levels produced by a variety of power tools. Keep in mind that tools with dull cutters or blades generate more noise than those with well-sharpened cutting edges

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