|Review by pintodeluxe||posted 04-10-2017 07:21 PM||928 views||0 times favorited||7 comments|
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Installing this Grngate starter system was amazingly simple. If you can plug in a phone, you can install this system. Of course you have to wire the system controller, but that’s nothing more than stripping a few wires, and screwing the wires to a terminal block. Actually I sacrificed a 240v extension cord so I could keep my dust collectors cord intact, and that was a good solution for me.
The gates are quite sturdy, and feel like they are built to last. Everything is wired with communication cables, so you don’t need a separate 120v outlet at each gate or sensor location. You can daisy chain the gates together as needed, or run home runs to the controller, whichever works best for your shop layout. The starter kit comes with a controller, three gates, three sensors, and all the cables. If you compare it to other systems, it’s a fantastic value. If it seems expensive, compare it to respiratory therapy. Dust collection is important for our health people, and this system makes sure I will actually use my dust collection for each and every cut.
This year my priority was safety, and for me that means a Sawstop and good dust collection.
As far as reliability, the gates have activated 100% of the time. Since everything is hard wired, I don’t expect any issues.
Comments and questions are welcome.
(sorry about the dinosaur picture, but the blast gates remind me of a Dilophosaurus with neck frills in attack mode!)
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