Workshop Development #48: Miter Saw bench, in glue and screws.

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Blog entry by dbhost posted 07-27-2012 09:21 PM 2118 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I need to complete the mortiser cabinet, the compressor enclosure, miter saw dust hood and the foot of the cabinet.

I didn’t realize before I started, but the floor is FAR from level. The shop library cabinet is dead level. There is 1/2” drop over the 4’ of the miter saw cabinet dropping to the left. I will likely take some scrap 1/2” ply to shim the base so that the cabinet is level.

At least the stuff from overhead of the clamshell cabinets.

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#1 posted 07-28-2012 01:26 AM

Gad zooks, isn’t old work the pits. You can depend on things not being plumb or straight. Well, heading for dinner soon, should be around a little more this weekend….........

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#2 posted 07-28-2012 03:21 AM

Just got back from a spur of the moment trip to Galveston…

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#3 posted 07-28-2012 08:31 AM

What kind of saw are you running there?

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#4 posted 07-28-2012 04:16 PM

Chicago Electric 12” slider fitted with a Diablo 80 T blade.

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#5 posted 07-28-2012 08:15 PM

Okay since I am not on my phone right now… The miter saw is a Chicago Electric #98194 12 inch Sliding Compound Miter Saw with Laser Guide.

The blade is a Freud Diablo D1280X 12 inch 80 tooth crosscutting blade.

The big warnings I have about this saw are…

#1. Don’t bother with the OEM blade, it is frightening. Upgrade before using the saw. #2. Forget the dust bag. Hook it up to a vac, back it up with a dust hood, or use it outside and let the dust fly…. The dust bag looks like burlap, and filters just about as well… #3. Harbor Freight cut the corner of thread locker on the fasteners on this thing. I used Loctite 242 (blue) on the bolts for this thing. The fence WILL come out of square if you don’t use thread locker… Periodically check the fastners on this saw, and if you find one that is working its way loose, pull it, add some thread locker, and run it back in…

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