Hitachi 12CMS on DWX723 stand with extra wide supports; This saw and stand combo is working well for me. I use the stock material supports and stops as well as the wider support / stops. Works really well when working with 20’ stock, I used it extensively this summer to cut 18’ – 20’ ipe lengths, stand is very sturdy, my only complaint is really with the stock supports / stops. I find that repeat cuts with the stock stops are not all that accurate, the tension thumbscrews and bolts holding the stops change position every so slightly when you tighten them. So I wonder, has anyone built portable extension wings to attach to the stock stops? I am thinking of at most 4-6’ extensions on each side. The idea would be to build this so it breaks down flat for transport, but sets up easily. My goal is to either buy the kreg precision track with stops, or build my own setup. bottom line, I do not want to have to use the tape and pencil for every single cut. The real problem I see is deciding what length to make the wings…..
typically most door and window trim is less then 90”, but having an 8’ wing on both sides might just be crazy…. to heavy and too big to fit on 1/2 the job sites…. Anyone build one for field work yet?
I figure I will use the two wide supports I bought to hold far end of extension, and short stock stops to extend further out. perhaps 8’ to right and 4’ to left of blade, I can still extend both extension arms fully, I guess mdf table, and fence, with t-track and tape rule with some sort of stop on top of fence. Ideas.
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