Folding Bench For Sliding Miter Saw

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Project by C_PLUS_Woodworker posted 08-26-2014 08:43 PM 12014 views 31 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

When I was constructing out-buildings, I needed my miter saw on a contractor cart. That era has ended, and I wanted to put that Cadillac saw on a nice table with left to right and right to left measurements and stop blocks. I have always liked the Kreg system, so I went in that direction.

Found some plans that I liked and built the thing. Turned out the wings supporting the fold down decks were designed for a small (probably non-sliding) saw, so I had to make larger wings to hold the bigger decks.

Tuned up the saw, (didn’t really need anything) put on a new blade and love it. It is dead on accurate, easy to put together and take down and the over-sized casters make it easy to move.

I like the little box for scraps and am saving the space below the scrap bin for my accumulating collection of widgets and fratastats.


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#1 posted 08-26-2014 09:02 PM

Reallyl great upgrade for your ‘Cadillac’ saw, thinking about doing the same for my ‘Caddy’.
Don’t you just love the way those Makita sliders work? Dead on cuts every time!

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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#2 posted 08-26-2014 09:04 PM

Nice build. I might have to make me one too. Which plans did you use?

Thanks for sharing.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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Rick Dennington

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#3 posted 08-26-2014 11:18 PM

Excellent, brother…..I remember seeing those plans in one of the magazines I take a long time ago….Either Wood, or Shop Notes…can’t remember….old age…..I built one kinda similar to it that Norm Abrams built to be a portable, where it would knock down, and you take it with you…..Used it for a few years, then decided to make my chop saw/ Ras station…..I cut the legs down (it was about 44” high) and made it a work table for my fishing gear, respollong reels, etc…..You did a great job, as usual, bro…..Always enjoy your post, projects, and hearing from you…...Keep on the sunny side…...Looks like beautiful country around your place…..!!

-- At my age, an "all--nighter" is not having to get up and pee...!!!

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#4 posted 08-26-2014 11:59 PM

Great build and the photo setting could be in a magazine. Very useful bench, use it well.

-- When All Else Fails ... Hit Delete

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#5 posted 08-27-2014 12:18 AM

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#6 posted 08-27-2014 02:34 AM

Pretty nice. I need to build one myself.

-- Let's go Pens!

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#7 posted 08-27-2014 05:15 AM

C-PLUS thats a great build ,think i may follow suit

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#8 posted 08-27-2014 05:38 AM

Verry nice table (if you have space enough for it-unfortunatelly I haven’t). One thing I can do, watching your mitter, is zero clearance insert for it, good idea, I already had problems because of not having it.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#9 posted 08-27-2014 01:33 PM

Love it. I need one as well.

-- Marty, Ohio

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#10 posted 08-27-2014 02:53 PM

Boy does that look familiar, Bruce.

Here was mine from a few years ago
I used the same planes. Your modifications look very practical. I like your saw stops better and having the scrap box up high makes a lot of sense.

Congrats on a great build on a very practical project. I still love using mine.

-- Jon --Always remember, never live your life by a motto.

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#11 posted 08-27-2014 03:19 PM

Very nice and good job Bruce.

-- Bert

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#12 posted 08-27-2014 05:41 PM

Great job, I hope you get a lot of good use from it! I have the same saw, sometimes I think it’s off a little, especially on wide boards, how did you tune it up? Did you find instructions somewhere?

-- What I lack in skill, I make up for in putty.

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#13 posted 08-27-2014 08:22 PM

Excellent job. Like the others, I may have to build one for my little shop.
Thanks for sharing.

-- Chem, Central California

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#14 posted 08-27-2014 10:55 PM

Looks great. I need to make me one. I just bought a new saw and it needs a home.

-- But I did measure it twice and cut it three time and it still is to short!

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#15 posted 08-28-2014 12:38 PM

What a great setup you have made for your self with this one!!! Nice saw and like the light!

-- (the only thing in there she says is....tap on head..........tap..........tap..... saw dust) - James

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