Miter Saw Mobile Cart

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Project by Vincent Nocito posted 10-06-2009 10:05 PM 39456 views 125 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my new Miter Saw Cart which is based on a plan from Popular Woodworking. The cart is made from 3/4” birch plywood with poplar edging. The extension wings are 3/4” poplar plywood and solid oak. The cart measures 32” w x 21” d x 38” h with the wings folded down. With both wings extended, the cart measures 94” wide. The miter saw shown in the photos is a DeWalt DW713 10” saw. The locking wheels are 2.5” h. Photo 1 is the cart with the wings down. Photo 2 shows the cart with both wings extended. Photo 3 shows the miter saw platform. It uses 3/8” hex bolts to level the platform. Photo 4 is a front view of the cart. Photo 5 shows the support mechanism for the wings. The cabinet is used to store a small shop vac and a tenoning jig for my tablesaw.

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#1 posted 10-06-2009 10:32 PM

20 minutes in and its been favorited 3 times. Looks like you did something right. Nice work.

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#2 posted 10-06-2009 10:51 PM

I just had a manufacturing class design a cart like this and told them we would make the best one. I think this may be the one we make.

-- Clay

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#3 posted 10-06-2009 11:23 PM

You did a great job on the cart. It looks very useful and versatile. My only question is how do you plan to control the sawdust? I have a mitersaw set-up in my shop and the only way I have been able to get any control of sawdust from it is to build a hood over it. I put plugged ports on the top and each side big enough for my 4” vacuum hose to fit through. This didn’t really work to well, so I just put a smaller hose attached to the saw’s dust port. This helps a little, but not enough to make any meaningful difference. However, the hood does catch the sawdust and prevents it from spreading around the shop. You look like a serious woodworker who might have an idea for me (if one exists). You can see my set-up on the workshop home page if care to look. I sure would appreciate any advice you might have.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 10-07-2009 12:00 AM

Nice job on the cart!

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#5 posted 10-07-2009 12:27 AM

Great idea!
...having just purchased a fantastic sliding compound mitre saw your project stood straight out; also stefang’s comment really hit a chord as I never realised how much dust gets created!
I spent 2 hours on the saw and nearly the same de-dusting!!! :)

Think my saw my be used on a mobile bench OUTSIDE.

Steve (Australia)

-- I'm a Software guy who loves to work in the real world!

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#6 posted 10-07-2009 12:33 AM

Wow! Fantastic idea with the hex bolts – so simple. Great looking cart.


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#7 posted 10-07-2009 12:35 AM

nice work station looks great.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#8 posted 10-07-2009 12:51 AM

That’s the best miter saw cabinet I’ve seen. Looks great. I like the leveling system. Are you going to add an adjustable fence to the wings? Great job!

-- Proud Supporter of Homes For Our Troops

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#9 posted 10-07-2009 01:41 AM

Great Job. I think I will borrow it.

-- Duane, Ohio

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#10 posted 10-07-2009 03:38 AM

Vincent, Great miter saw stand. Very well done.

-- John @

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#11 posted 10-07-2009 04:14 AM

I will be connecting the miter saw to my Penn State dust collector. I use a stepped shop vac adapter to fit the dust outlet on the saw. Examples would be Penn State part number DHMULTI or Peach Tree Woodworking part 434. Home Depot also carries them but at 2x the price. The flexible adpater can be cut to fit a variety of nozzle sizes. The large end of the adpater has a inside diameter of 2.25” id. So to connect to my dc I use a 2.25” > 4” adapter. I have used this arrangement on prior installations with good success.

I have not decided on a fense installation at this time. I am debating t-track or some other fense system. I will post an updated photo once it is completed.

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#12 posted 10-07-2009 04:51 AM

Real nice cabinet.

Like Stefang mentioned—dust collection— my sliding miter saw is a real problem… it’s the dirtiest tool I have. Can’t figure out what to do about it. I think I need to tackle that before I work the saw stand.

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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#13 posted 10-07-2009 04:54 AM

Really very nicely built mobile workstation!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#14 posted 10-07-2009 06:56 AM

Im gonna build one this weekend…thanks an great job..

-- best steak seasoning in the U.S.

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#15 posted 10-07-2009 11:20 AM

That’s a great addition to the shop. Excellent job and thanks for posting.

-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.

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