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Why is my dust collector way too loud?

I have a 3/4 HP dust collector which uses an induction motor. I bought it on the assumption that the fact that it uses an induction motor means that it shouldn't be too loud, but it sounds like a jet ...
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Noise ratings of equipment

Do any wood-working power-tool manufacturers provide noise ratings for their equipment in typical usage scenarios? Wood-working tools can be very loud. Noise levels of 104 - 110 dB have been ...
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Optimum amount of hearing protection?

Wood-working tools can be very loud. Noise levels of 104 - 110 dB have been measured in real-world use. (Theoretically, the noise levels are supposed to be measured one meter away from the source of ...