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Forum topic by Milo posted 07-30-2009 10:14 PM 2165 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Milo

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07-30-2009 10:14 PM

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Hey folks,

Have any of you ever made blast gates for your dust control system? Ever run across decent plans? Please let me know if so. From a magazine (Shopnotes maybe?) or book, I’d appreciate it.

Thanks,

Milo

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#1 posted 07-30-2009 11:50 PM

Here’s a good plan: Shop-Built Blast Gate

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#2 posted 08-06-2009 11:07 PM

I also found an interesting set up in Shopnote, then I was wandering around in Tool Warehouse (big boy toy store) and found hard plastic ones for $5 each. Can you say “with a stick”? ;-)

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#3 posted 08-06-2009 11:29 PM

The fellow I bought my BT3100 from shop built his blast gates from Plywood and S&D pipe. Self cleaning design.

I think I have a copy of Wood Magazine from last year that has a plan as well…

The gates looked VERY similar to the one linked above, but the gate part itself was “double long” with pieces to keep them from sliding out. The hole in the plywood body and gate was cut at the same time. I think he used one of those cheapo adjustable hole saws to do it…

I spent the extra $$ and got Lee Valley self cleaning aluminum gates…

I think his wooden ones seal better :-P.

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