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Offline 4nthony

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Shop dust collection with CT comparable noise levels?
« on: August 01, 2021, 08:59 PM »
I'm looking for a mobile or wall-mounted dust collector that uses 4" hoses with the same amount of noise output as a CT dust extractor.

Any suggestions?

So far, I've only found a couple options at Rockler. The Wall-Mounted Dust Right 1250 is rated at 78 dB and the Mobile Dust Right 750 clocks in at 75 dB.

I don't have any first hand experience with Rockler's products and don't know how loud they really are. I've used a Fein Turbo I vacuum and it is rated at 66 dB, but using the NIOSH app, my phone's mic measured 73 dB from 5-6' away. 78 dB is still 5x louder than 73 dB, assuming their ratings are accurate.

Does anyone know of similarly sized dust collectors with noise levels less than 75 dB?

Thanks!
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Re: Shop dust collection with CT comparable noise levels?
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2021, 09:49 PM »
Any chance you can locate the DC in another room.
That would reduce the noise level significantly.
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Offline ChuckS

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Re: Shop dust collection with CT comparable noise levels?
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2021, 12:12 AM »
My suggestion would be to box it. I use a Ridgid vac, loud like a plane taking off, for my band saw, drum sander, etc. I built a box around it with sound-proof /dampen material, and the outcome was fantastic.

Youtube has several videos showing that upgrade approach.

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Re: Shop dust collection with CT comparable noise levels?
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2021, 01:06 AM »
Harvey might be an option. I have been starting to look for a quiet, clean air producing, dust collector that takes up as little space as possible. The Harvey could have a work bench or cabinet built over it, which is one of the reasons it interests me. Foot print is relative though as vertical or horizontal stationed is irrelevant to how much space is consumed. Something to be said for vertical if floor space is more important.
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Laguna has a couple of new models coming out, but no specs yet on their website. I would be interested in learning about other options.

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Re: Shop dust collection with CT comparable noise levels?
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2021, 02:34 AM »
Harvey might be an option. I have been starting to look for a quiet, clean air producing, dust collector that takes up as little space as possible. The Harvey could have a work bench or cabinet built over it, which is one of the reasons it interests me. Foot print is relative though as vertical or horizontal stationed is irrelevant to how much space is consumed. Something to be said for vertical if floor space is more important.

I've been seeing a lot of Harvey reviews online lately. Great dB ratings (61-72).

This video of theirs reminds me of something Dyson made years ago to showcase their vacuums. Dyson did a pretty good job of scaling their vacuums down in size while still maintaining decent suction. I can imagine the Harvey tech will be scaled down into an even smaller footprint in the coming years (fingers crossed!).



I found an episode of Stumpy Numbs where he shows a G700 tucked into a workbench:



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Re: Shop dust collection with CT comparable noise levels?
« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2021, 06:19 PM »
Matt at Next Level Carpentry did an in-depth review on the Harvey a while back.

« Last Edit: August 03, 2021, 07:01 PM by Bob D. »
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Re: Shop dust collection with CT comparable noise levels?
« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2021, 06:55 PM »
Jason at Bent's Woodworking has a Youtube video about his.
Coincidentally, Jason at BourbonMoth woodworking just did a video about his too. He just got it, so the video is more about installing it, rather than a performance review.
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Re: Shop dust collection with CT comparable noise levels?
« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2021, 09:46 PM »
A declaration up front, I am in the dust extraction business for hobbyist and small commercial operators such as Men's Sheds and community workshops in Australia and have been for many years off and on.

100mm hose is useless for good dust extraction and any dust extractor that is effective in capturing the sub 5 micron dust which is the dangerous stuff is going to be noisy at the machine air entry. I can't hear my Clearvue over the noise of the air entering the ducts at the machine and that is unavoidable for good dust capture. Everyone thinks that as long as most of the big chips and debris are picked up it is job done but they can be swept up later, the dangerous stuff is the dust you can't see.

We advised on an installation in a Men's Shed where some of the members who were asthmatic were forced to leave the work area due to dust build up in air. A new system was designed and now they have zero problems with dust due to mainly good pick up design at the machine using 6" ducting. In the end it is your decision on how you protect your health. The standard response is that I am only a hobby woodworker so it won't affect me and if you think that so be it because it is your health and no one else's.

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