Power Tools SPL Measurements

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  1. Judas Priest

    Judas Priest Super Member

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    Today I finally got around to measureing a few tools that I work with.

    I knew they were loud, but HOLY SHIT!

    I´m not exactly sure what they are called in english, so I attached some pics.

    Bohrhammer (drill) drilling a 10mm hole in concrete 101 dbA

    Flex (angle cutter ?) cutting a 54mm copper pipe 113 dbA

    Kappsäge (saw) cutting a 54mm copper pipe: 125 dbA

    Needless to say, I always use hearing protection.

    resized_Bohrhammer.jpg resized_Flex.jpg resized_Kappsäge.jpg
     
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  2. teal'c

    teal'c It's all moo Subscriber

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    I just turn up the stereo loud enough I can't hear'em. No damage that way.:rockon:
     
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  3. Judas Priest

    Judas Priest Super Member

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    I was using a hand staple gun the other day, and I thought it was pretty loud and used hearing protection.

    It measured at 108 dbA. Pretty damn loud!
     
  4. toxcrusadr

    toxcrusadr AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    I haven't measured most of my tools but I wear headphones with them. I did measure my push mower once, which I thought was very loud and I would wear headphones when mowing. Turned out to be 87-90 db at the operator position, which is not that loud at all, but too loud for me. And fatiguing! I wear headphones with any mower. I probably look goofy but I can hear my audio gear pretty well. :thumbsup:
     

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