I'm trying to find the best way to sound proof my garage so that using a circular saw would go un-noticed by the neighbors. ( Our strata have rules for noise regulation )

But before ordering anything, I have to figure out what kind of sounds frequencies I'm fighting with. The circular saw is pretty much the most loud tool I can think of when it come to wood works in a garage.

What sound frequencies is a circular saw blade produce when cutting wood ?

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Here is a whole paper dedicated to your problem... a study of a table saw's noisiness

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    – Tester101
    Commented May 16, 2013 at 11:28
  • The paper says that foam will help for 1-10Hz frequencies, but doesn't explain what frequencies a table saw makes. ( As blocking 1-10Hz only reduce the noise by 6DBa )
    – FMaz008
    Commented May 16, 2013 at 17:06
  • @DMoore: The link is broken. Perhaps this link is similar? sawmillcreek.org/…
    – Nav
    Commented Aug 25, 2016 at 17:25

Circular saws and the most inexpensive tablesaws use universal motors which are extremely noisy. It will be very difficult to soundproof a typical garage so that one of these tools will go unnoticed. The main garage door will be a particular problem because of it's thinness and the gaps at the edges.

Induction motors are far quieter than universal motors, so I suggest that an investment in a table saw with an induction motor may be a better way to spend what you have budgeted for soundproofing. Your ears will thank you!

  • Thanks for the tip... but I'll need to sound proof even with an induction table saw... So I guess my question still apply :)
    – FMaz008
    Commented May 16, 2013 at 17:03

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