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  • Silent / Quiet cutter, advice please?

    Posted by Levi Summers Levi Summers on August 19, 2018 at 1:16 pm

    Hi,

    Due to a change in personal circumstances I’m having to move into rented accommodation for maybe the next 12 months which means rather than my converted garage I’ll be cutting most of my stuff from a large flat.

    Big concern is the noise from my cutter, I know it’s a strange question but can anyone recommend a very quiet cutter I could try and purchase?

    Thanks guys

    Levi

    Martin Cole replied 5 years, 7 months ago 9 Members · 10 Replies
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  • Robert Lambie Robert Lambie

    Member
    August 19, 2018 at 3:22 pm

    Why not just put sound proof tiles on the ceiling?
    My sister has a performing arts school on the entire second floor of an office block in the city centre. The cavity between ceiling and rooms above have been filling with sound proofing insulation. You cannot hear any music, singing or dancing in the offices above and she has around 800 students.

  • Hugh Potter

    Member
    August 19, 2018 at 8:18 pm

    How noisy is your cutter? I can’t imagine it’s any louder than a TV and certainly my quieter than most w/machines and dishwashers.

  • Pane Talev Pane Talev

    Member
    August 19, 2018 at 9:05 pm

    I’ve operated from my apartment for several months.
    Cutter noise was never a issue.
    You can barely hear the cutter from the room next door.
    Agree with Hugh’s advice above.
    EDIT: I have Summa Cutter.

  • Levi Summers Levi Summers

    Member
    August 20, 2018 at 4:36 am
    quote Hugh Potter:

    How noisy is your cutter? I can’t imagine it’s any louder than a TV and certainly my quieter than most w/machines and dishwashers.

    Hi Hugh,

    As I’m very much still at entry level and haven’t long been doing this full time I’m still using a Chinese brand of cutter a Liyu TC631 I believe. To be fair I cannot fault it, it’s cut superbly for 2 years now but it is definitely on the loud side.

  • Jamie Palmer

    Member
    August 20, 2018 at 8:38 am

    I had a Liyu, great machine! We are looking at a CNC machine at the moment and the dust / noise will be an issue in our print space, i have come across a few machines that are encased in a ‘work station’ and have an aluminium frame with doors on the front and back. You could doing something like this and use insulating board sandwiched between composite board and dull down the noise. I imagine your issue won’t be during the day but evening and weekends might annoy neighbours if it can be heard. I would probably set it up get it running and go and meet your neighbours and see if you can hear it.
    Good luck

  • David Hammond

    Member
    August 20, 2018 at 10:23 am

    Depending on what type of graphics you’re cutting, and what’s causing the noise (the carriage moving, or the pen traveling up & down), you could try and slow the speed down.

  • Martyn Heath

    Member
    August 20, 2018 at 11:45 am

    Just turn the music up. Problem solved

  • Mat Drake Mat Darke

    Member
    August 20, 2018 at 1:49 pm

    Good idea David.

    Levi, Your cutter might have the option to control both the pen up and the pen down speed. Remember to change both if you want to see if the idea works for you.

  • Levi Summers Levi Summers

    Member
    September 4, 2018 at 10:42 pm

    Thanks for the advice guys

    I’ve gone with a Roland Gx 24 from eBay.

    Will keep the Liyu as a spare or for anything slightly bigger as it’s a 28inch machine

    Haven’t used it for a job yet but as a test the sound difference is great.

  • Martin Cole

    Member
    September 5, 2018 at 2:37 pm

    I used to have a Roland PNC900 and 950… now those were noisy plotters, just sounded like they were in pain…
    must have been about 23 odd years ago :shocked:

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