|Project by Chuck McIntyre||posted 08-17-2015 10:11 PM||1579 views||7 times favorited||6 comments|
Last fall I built a miter saw station. It featured the ability to drop the miter saw down using a cleat system and put a removable work surface over the entire cabinet so that it could pull double duty. While a great theoretical idea, it did not work out so well in reality. Everything functioned perfectly but I severely underestimated how much I would be using the miter saw. The removable work surface mostly sat off to the side unused while the miter saw sat in it’s place. Finally, I needed the bench space so badly that the miter saw ended up on a Workmate just like it had been in the old days! Grrrr. You can see a picture of this original setup in the last picture.
I decided to go away from the removable work surface idea and make it a dedicated miter station. I added a fence using the Kreg track system. It has been SO much more user-friendly. The removable work surface has been rebranded as a “portable” work surface and finds itself residing on a pair of sawhorses somewhere in the shop most of the time. As far as the Workmate goes, it is mostly being used as a finishing station right now.
Thanks for looking!
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