Thanks for the note. It's not rattling except in the general sense of startlingly loud.
Everything seems to work perfectly, so I think it's just the nature of the thing.
Noise-canceling earphones have been suggested.
On 7 Oct 2010, at 8:02 AM, author50401 wrote:
> The noise in the Challenge Cutter is not an air compressor, but rather a hydraulic pump. It should not be extremely noisy, although certainly it does make some noise when in good repair. There must be something loose or bearings which need replacement. You should be able to take it to an hydraulic systems repair shop (or have someone come in to check it over.
> John Henry
> --- In PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com, Bill Denham <bill1028@...> wrote:
>> The only solution I know of for the noise of air compressors is to move the
>> noise as far away as possible, preferably in a small sound proof closet or tool
>> room--still loud but livable. That's what I had to do with my hydraulic Malahide
>> foil stamper years ago.