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#1 posted 11-28-2017 01:51 PM

It is impossible to tell, due to the unknown construction of your apartment building.
When I lived in Shanghai, the building was concrete, and I could hold a disco dance party in my living room if I wanted to and no one would know.

On the other hand, back in the 70’s, in my first apartment, you woke people up and got yelled at by closing your front door a little too hard.

I think it is safe to say that if your building is wood frame construction, you will transmit sound vibrations from the motors of your equipment through the trusses and floor joints. It will sound like a bad hum below. I would think maybe rubber would help, more than cork. Also making sure the tools are totally leveled on the bench will help, as it will allow the bench to absorb more of any possible vibrations.

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