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Less likely to jam than plastic blast gates.

2-1/2'' Metal Blast Gate

Item #
26560
Rating:
88% of 100

Heavy-duty construction is longer lasting and less likely to jam than plastic blast gates. Designed to fit inside the 2-1/2" clear flexible hose. For more simple, convenient, and stable operation, use our Blast Gate Wall Bracket. It attaches to both the wall and gate, eliminating the sloppy hose movement that occurs when opening an unanchored blast gate.

(1) 2-1/2" Metal Blast Gate
More Information
Brand No
Manufacturer Part Number TAW1098
Weight 0.7000
Tech Spec
  • OD: 2-1/2''
Tech Docs No
Size 2-1/2"
Material Metal
Type Blast Gate
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4.4 / 5.0
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Sturdy and durable will buy more
July 26, 2018
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Very satisfied with the metal blast gate very sturdy and easy to install.
July 3, 2018
Purchased
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Very satisfied.
May 21, 2018
Purchased
4 months ago
Great Product
Has a nice tight seal. Very satisfied.
December 10, 2017
Purchased
9 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
A really nice product
Yes it's heavy compared with plastic versions, but I needed to make a permanent setting to balance the air flow between the dust bin and the safety shield on my Rockler router table. This did the trick. Once set, it isn't moving, and I can just use the main blast gate when I'm using or not using the table.
February 2, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Perfect For My Use
I have several of these and they all work as they should.
October 13, 2015
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
works ok but fit varies
fit varies, but definitely needs hose clamps for a secure fit.
March 28, 2018
Purchased
6 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
Just what i was looking for!
March 27, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Metal gates are the only way...
Metal gates are the only way to go,even if you are using plastic pipe and hose like I do. Longer flanges would make dust collector system a little cheaper to put together, but you can find fittings that make putting your system together work well Rather be spending my money on other stuff, but my health and a safe shop come at a cost. I plan to buy more soon to complete my system. Rockler has everything you will need.
June 12, 2011
Gate Clearances
Gate is shipped without mounting. Used 3/4" angle aluminum that worked well. Big problem is that the gate is not sealed and has a large opening at the bottom that allows for a lot of leakage and reduced vacuum availability. Have tried to seal with silicon. The two plastic gates failed after 6 months of service with one splitting apart and gate splitting on the other.
March 6, 2014
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
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Rockler Store
I've had plastic 4" blast gates and they get fouled by the chips and I finally replaced them all with metal ones. Although a bit pricier, they don't jam and don't split at the seams. Would have been wiser to have bought them in the first place.
Edward K on Apr 16, 2018
they work good for me
Lloyd D on Mar 2, 2018
I've had plastic 4" blast gates and they get fouled by the chips and I finally replaced them all with metal ones. Although a bit pricier, they don't jam and don't split at the seams. Would have been wiser to have bought them in the first place.
Edward K on Apr 16, 2018
needed it. I have a plastic blast gate but prefer metal
William L on Mar 22, 2018
they work good for me
Lloyd D on Mar 2, 2018
did not like the plastic one i have
Lou M on Feb 2, 2018
For my CNC Machine
Jeff . on Jan 3, 2018
Control air flow for vacuum hose @ boring benches
Dan F on Aug 14, 2017
upgrade to plastic blast gates which tend to clog
kelly L on Jul 20, 2017
I needed a 2 1/2 inch gate
S R on Jul 18, 2017
Because if is metal instead of plastic
Steven R on Mar 6, 2017
I seen them on jays custom creations and he recommend them
Kenneth P on Feb 27, 2017
Dust system
Terry H on Jan 24, 2017
Perfect for my miter saw. Used an adapter to hook into the main system.
Gman on Dec 7, 2016
Improving my Dust Collection system
Jack Y on Nov 25, 2016
I like the metal blast gate better than the plastic ones.
cornflaske73 on Oct 22, 2016
Work much better than the plastic ones.
James T on Jul 18, 2016
Had plastic one which broke
Robert on Jun 3, 2016
It meets the needs on a house for a special project and I relied on the reviews that I read
Robert C H on Feb 28, 2016
They are the best manual blastgates on the market thank you
Jeffery L on Feb 3, 2016
Past experience with this item
David W on Jan 26, 2016
I have a sanding station with four machines in my workshop. These blast gates really help to control and max out suction to right machine at the right time.
Charles S on Oct 12, 2015
hope this are better than the plastic ones
ART V on Aug 19, 2015
for my dust collection
Richard on Aug 2, 2015
Wanted a metal one, had a plastic one from you and don't think they are of the same quality as a metal gate. The metal closes more completely.
James O on Jul 22, 2015
Because the Blank Blank plastic blast gates don't work!
Michael L on Jul 5, 2015
Better product reviews than plastic.
Eddie P on Jun 20, 2015
Adding a band saw with a 1 1/2 port to existing dust collection system
Elson M on Jun 13, 2015
needed it. I have a plastic blast gate but prefer metal
William L on Mar 22, 2018
did not like the plastic one i have
Lou M on Feb 2, 2018
I can't tell from the pictures: Are there mounting holes that allow mounting these flat on panel instead of a flange? I've got an Incra Router Table Combo (the works!) on the way and I'm running my dust collection for the fence through the dust collection cavity which will contain the router. 4" connection to my DC system, 2-1/2" hose from this cavity to the 2nd collection point on my fence. When router head is away from the fence, I'd like to be able to shut down the fence DC.

Alternatively, what type of metal is it? Easily weldable (So I can mount a couple of strips for mounting flat)?
Steven D on May 13, 2017
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BEST ANSWER: There are flanges on both sides of the gates and are designed to be mounted in-line to hard or flex tubing.

They are made of aluminum except for the part that slides which is steel. There are no screw holes but they can be drilled for hard tubing and clamps can be used with flex tubing.
Will Dust Coupling # 36973 fit snugly over flange?
Karl S on Dec 31, 2017
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