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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-13-2009, 04:28 PM Thread Starter
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Hello- just getting my new table set up. I put leftover sound dampening on the inside of my downdraft box and that helped a lot.

What about the underside of the mounting plate? Seems to be where a lot of noise is transmitted from. The material I am using (Damplifier Pro) is very thin (around 1/16") and very dense--can I use it as a gasket as well between the plate and table?

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Hi Mark,

Your best sound reduction would be in a set of hearing protection muffs or plugs rather than trying to quiet the table.

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Hi Mark,

Welcome to the router forums. As Bob has said, the best sound protection is muffs or plugs. You have to think about, it's the router motor plus the bit spinning that creates the noise, then add to that the bit cutting the material, more noise. There is no true way to dampen the sound of a router.


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Greetings Mark and welcome to the router forum. The best are the ear muffs, I have three sets so when someone visits they can have one also. Baton Rough huh? I have been there and done that.

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Sound reduction at the source is a good topic for those of us whose shops are in the house. My shop is in the basement, just below my dining room and home office.

So, although attenuation at the ears of the woodworker is important, keeping it quiet (and dust free) for the rest of the family is also a significant consideration for many of us.

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