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Soundproof box to operate small power tools
« on: June 19, 2006, 05:02:58 PM »

I rent an apartment and unfortunately one of my hobbies involves use of small power tools (Dremel) to cut metal pieces. This makes quite a bit of intense high pitched noise (think metal cutting bits cutting through other metal).

In an effort to keep the neighbors from complaining (though they haven't yet) I was thinking of building some kind of small enclosure to perform this cutting within to absorb as much of the noise as possible. It would have to be mostly open on one side though.

Any recommendations on materials to build such an enclosure or any other effective (and preferably not too expensive) ways to reduce this noise?


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Re: Soundproof box to operate small power tools
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2006, 04:05:24 PM »
A box lined with Closed Cell Accoustic absorbing Foam can help. Thickness of 3/4", 1" or 2" is suggested. Take a look at:/

Dentists using drills to make dentures have used this approach with good results.