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    Is the Cyclo the Quietest Polisher?

    Thinking about my next polisher.
    Noise happens to be a priority.
    I'll assume there are Cyclo users who have used/owned the other popular options.
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    Re: Is the Cyclo the Quietest Polisher?

    Note:
    "Loudness" (noise) is measured in decibels (dB).

    •The quietest polisher...?

    -The Cyclo Model 5 has a rating of 77dB

    For comparison sake:
    -The PC7424XP's is...55dB
    -The Meguiar's G110v2's is...55dB


    •With the subjective noise level doubling
    with each 10dB increment...

    -That means that the Cyclo Model 5 is
    4 (four) times "louder" than the other
    two DAs listed above.


    •Also...When operating polishers:
    -Be aware of total exposure time to
    noise levels
    -Always wear hearing protection as part
    of the overall PPE program.


    Bob
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    Re: Is the Cyclo the Quietest Polisher?

    Quote Originally Posted by FUNX650 View Post
    Note:
    "Loudness" (noise) is measured in decibels (dB).

    •The quietest polisher...?

    -The Cyclo Model 5 has a rating of 77dB

    For comparison sake:
    -The PC7424XP's is...55dB
    -The Meguiar's G110v2's is...55dB


    •With the subjective noise level doubling
    with each 10dB increment...

    -That means that the Cyclo Model 5 is
    4 (four) times "louder" than the other
    two DAs listed above.


    •Also...When operating polishers:
    -Be aware of total exposure time to
    noise levels
    -Always wear hearing protection as part
    of the overall PPE program.


    Bob
    Wow. That's interesting. I wonder if those dBs are at speeds required to accomplish similar tasks.
    I'm less concerned about my own aural comfort as I am overly self conscious about disrupting my quiet neighborhood on the weekends.
    Bob, do you happen to know how the long throw Rupes/Boss type polishers compare? Any hands (ears) on experience with the various machines?

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    Re: Is the Cyclo the Quietest Polisher?

    Wow, interesting info. Kinda hard to believe, didnt think my cyclo was that loud. Thanks for the great info Bob

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    Re: Is the Cyclo the Quietest Polisher?

    Very interesting. I've used a Cyclo since 1989. I never paid attention to the noise it emits. I recently picked up a Flex 3401 and it seems comparable.

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    Re: Is the Cyclo the Quietest Polisher?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dogfather View Post
    Bob, do you happen to know how the long throw Rupes/Boss type polishers compare? Any hands (ears) on experience with the various machines?
    -RUPES 21 and 15...77dB
    -RUPES Duetto and 75...79dB

    Some Chinese long-throw knockoffs...79-82;
    (One is up to...105dB )


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    Re: Is the Cyclo the Quietest Polisher?

    Quote Originally Posted by WaxMaster1 View Post
    Very interesting. I've used a Cyclo since 1989. I never paid attention to the noise it emits. I recently picked up a Flex 3401 and it seems comparable.
    Flex 3401...79dB


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    Re: Is the Cyclo the Quietest Polisher?

    Both of my flex rotary machines are very quiet (in my opinion at least). Referencing the manuals they are both rated at 80dB. To me, my PC7424 seems noticeably louder which I find odd if it's rated at only 55dB. I can easily carry on a normal conversation when running one of the rotary's. With the PC, it's a bit more of a challenge, and maybe the vibration plays a factor as well. Plain and simple, the PC vibrates, and the rotary's both run smooth as glass. I'm trying my best to write this without sounding like a flex rotary fan boy and it's not going well so please forgive me...

    Bob you are just a treasure trove of noise related information. Are you getting those numbers from product manuals? I ask only because of the situation I have outlined above. To me, the pe14 is quieter than the 7424, but that's definitely not the case if you go by the numbers, so maybe my numbers are wrong. Lol

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    Re: Is the Cyclo the Quietest Polisher?

    are the numbers tested during actual use of machine? or simply holding machine in the air and turning it on?

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    Re: Is the Cyclo the Quietest Polisher?

    Quote Originally Posted by Brody View Post
    Bob,
    Are you getting those numbers from product manuals?
    There are a few published reports...
    But mostly from the products' manuals.

    Quote Originally Posted by RFrommann View Post
    are the numbers tested during actual use of machine? or simply holding machine in the air and turning it on?
    Testing/Measurements are performed in accordance with ANSI, ASTM, OSHA, and other national/international standards.


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