Shop-made Mobile Cart/Station for My Compound Mitre Saw (Kapex)

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Project by ChuckM posted 09-22-2015 03:26 PM 1959 views 1 time favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The optional factory mobile cart (900 mm high) does not suit me as when the saw is mounted on it, the saw handle is a little too high for my comfort.

Instead of building a mobile cart from scratch, I came up with the idea of converting an old filing cabinet into a mobile saw station. That saved me not only money but also shop time.

I also included extension wings in my design with the goal of easy setup and breakdown. The wings are two long scrap plywood boards (19 mm x 120 mm x 1,200 mm), fitted with a shop-made stop block on each wing. Since each wing is supported by a leg that rests on a bracket mounted on the cabinet’s side, the wings are always level with the saw bed.

Dowels can be used instead of the Dominos.

Castors from Lee Valley Tools – . 1-5/8” dia. Locking Stem Casters, pkg. 4 00W09.07

Station parked in a tight shop corner:

Wings & legs:

Saw in use:

Related post: How to set your mitre saw for precision cuts –

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