position of my radial arm saw and dust chute doesn't leave room for a
blast gate. Instead of building a custom blast gate, I found that a
softball fits snugly into the intake and blocks the airflow
effectively. I attached a handle to the ball and tethered it to the
dust chute with a length of cord. That way, it hangs conveniently
nearby while I'm using the saw. My "ball field" version of a blast gate
should also work on any 4" dust port in place of a conventional gate.
- Mark Thiel; Coral Springs, Florida
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