Tool Test: Penn State Dust Collector Muffler

By David Thiel
Page: 31

From the November 2004 issue #144
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Every woodworker is aware of how important dust collection is for the safety of your lungs. But every one of us has spent time talking over the noise from a dust collector as well.

How about knocking five to 10 decibels off that noisy dust collector and saving your hearing? The Suppressor from Penn State Industries took seven decibels off the Delta single-bag collector in our shop. Seven decibels may not sound like a lot, but decibel increase and decrease is calculated as a logarithm, so this “slight” change is the difference between annoying and dangerous.

From the November 2004 issue #144
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