Noisy machines

My preference for most woodworking tasks is to use hand tools but I have to admit that some power tools are too useful and time saving to be easily dismissed.

Having been subjected to some very unpleasant routing noise this morning and in turn subjected my fellow students to a jigsaw I thought I’d write a list of good and evil machines.

Good ( relatively quiet)

Band saw

Pillar & hand drills & mortiser

Disc sander


Noisy but really useful

Planer thicknesser

Biscuit and domino cutters

Evil – noisy and best avoided

Power router

Random orbit sander, actually most powered sanders

Table & other circular saws

Jig saw

Spindle moulder

Just my opinion at a point in time.

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