Hardwood clips allow easy disassembly of dust collection gates to clean out sawdust. 
Drawing of dust collection gate and blocks

I 've noticed one problem with plastic dust collection gates: sawdust accumulates in the tracks, preventing the sliding gate from closing tightly. So, I made hardwood clips that allow me to easily disassemble the gates to clean out all the sawdust. 

The clips shown here hold the two halves of the blast gate firmly together, yet remove easily when it's clean-out time. The groove in each clip fits snugly onto the side of the gate.

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