Table Saw Sound Test
Hello and welcome to Badger workshop. When choosing a table saw the noise level was a big consideration. I have done some tests so you can see the difference between some machines.
Bosch gts 10j
Draper 200mm 1100W 230V Cast Iron Table Saw 82108
Metabo TS 216
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thanks was really helpful
Very interesting comparative test. Thanks for sharing. Testing the saws while cutting wood would have been even more interesting but we can’t have them all.
What measuring device do you use? I can’t find it in your tool list.
I have no idea how much noise my tools make. I use ear protection at the band saw (sometimes) and at the router.
I haven’t been using my (poor man’s) table saw for quite a while now. But when I do use it, I mostly wear ear protection.
That was a great video! All these reviews you’re doing are going towards my next purchases. Thanks! Looking forward to your next video!
If the Matabo is louder than the DeWalt then I pity anyone that owns the Metabo. Personally I don’t think I could ever get another saw that’s not an induction motor one.
Informative little video there Matt. Am I to take it you recorded and filmed the sound levels of your saws as they passed through your hands? That’s some incredible foresight mate! Top stuff. Saw you pop up in one of Peter Millards MC vids btw. You all looked pretty bushed I have to say.
Nice testing but I’m thinking this video should have been a extra put out in the week
Interesting stuff! Thanks matt
Yes my SIP saw table is powerful and noisy.
Time to upgrade
Hi Matt, you say it’s difficult to get info’ on noise levels. I thought it was legally required (at least by the EEC) to publish this info’. Every power tool I’ve bought for the last ten years or so has this info’ in the Handbook. Just check they’re measuring to the same standard.
Thank you for helping
Great job, and a very good video. Thank you
You want to get some of that low noise wood.
Interesting comparison, but isn’t it the noise of the actual cutting that is the loudest?
@Badger Workshop I am on the cusp of purchasing my first table saw, I am just a hobbiest. You seem to have owned all the saws I’ve been comparing, the Milwaukee, the dewalt and the Bosch. Which would you recommend? I have several projects in mind, most of which include cutting dados! Do any of Hesse small saws take a dado stack and if not what alternatives would you recommend for that kind of job? Love your videos and thanks!
Hi Matt. Thanks. We should give a shout out (!) to your long suffering decibel meter. Cast iron, induction and anti vibration mounts see to be a good approach – the Bosch is impressive though. I wonder why these tools are so damn noisy though when not cutting – fan noise?. BobUK
Maybe run the test using the same blade cause as we all know different blades produce different noise levels
Noise is the one thing that gets in the way of my hobby I find. When I rebuilt my workshop I put in loads of sound insulation to deaden the sound as much as I could. We put noise reducing modular walls up between us and the neighbours at the back too. It REALLY made a difference to the sound pressure. Great video , shame we never managed to catch up at makers.
I might check mine which is Einhell badged as a Parkside which I am taking it of my workshop as it only gets used very rarely and I need the room. My Track saw is used more than that. I will post in the comments later my reading. Good informative video hope everyone wears ear protection I bought some Bluetooth ear buds at Makers Central and they are brilliant plus you can listen to music, podcasts etc I might post a video if I can work out how to do it.
Very helpful, thank you. Unfortunately the induction motor saws don’t allow for concealed cuts due to riving blade so it looks like we have to put up with the noise. In my little workshop this is a big factor for me, and I have to close the door and window to reduce annoyance to neighbours. Oh for an induction motor, rack & pinion, fully adjustable, double dust collection, removable riving blade, affordable table saw!
Good luck brother’s
Good info Matt,thanks for letting us know!👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍
Has anyone been successful with soundproofing table saw so it doesn’t exceed 80dB? Any attempts?
Good video and showed an enormous difference between the Draper and the others – particularly when you consider the decibel scale is a logarithmic one.😀👍
Thanks for sharing this I have a Evolution Fury saw at the moment and have been putting off a purchase for a while now. The Axminster saw still comes to the top of the list thanks to its quietness but jobsite saws have better capacities. Anyway there’s two machines off the list from this test so less to agonise over.
apparently low quality blades run louder. that would be an interesting test, cheap blade vs decent one in same saw to see how much difference it makes.
I use the Bosch and it’s a great little saw 👍🏻
You can really spot the difference with the induction motor on that Draper, nice saw. Could you compare a TS to your Festool tracksaw?
Thanks for the Testing Matt, a good job done well and the good old Draper is the quietest, who would have thought that?
Barry (Wirral, ENG)
I love my Dewalt… thanks MMM
An interesting point to discuss and important for those who use a table saw a lot.
Good comparison, quite a few in that lot, mate. 👍
However, listening to this with headphones, they’re all bloody loud! 😂😂😂
Thinking of maybe going back to the Bosch one day?
With my next neighbour playing his heavy metal music in his garage my Dewalt745 is quite quiet 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
Interesting and informative comparison. Adding rubber washers between the bed and the frame may reduce the noise. My Ryobi table saw sounds crazy. Its gearbox doesn’t sound to have any lubricant in it. I’m thinking put some grease to in. Not sure why it’s not lubricated.
Thanks for another informative video. Always good info here.
You’d think the manufacturers would do something about the noise levels!
This stuffs important mate. I just got a letter from the council that a neighbour has complained about the noise coming from my workshop. That was all the motivation I needed to replace my third hand old Clarke saw with a sheppach. And exchange my proline mitre saw with my old evo. I was trying to wear the proline out till it was useless before I went back to the evo. Neighbour jogged me on a bit.
Anyone want to buy a knackered old chopsaw?
Thanks for the info! 👍🏻👊🏻
Very interesting. Makes me feel better about owning the Dewalt 745 which (as you stated) is often knocked for being loud.
You make an interesting point about the tone affecting perception of the noise level thought and I think this may contribute to people feeling the Dewalt is very loud. Either way, hearing protection is a must all you who are scathing of PPE……