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Project by Bricofleur posted 1729 days ago 6603 views 40 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Want to know how I have upgraded my mitersaw station?

Made out of 3/4”-thick MDF, this 16 drawers 8’-long X 18”-deep X 8”-high nest raise up the station at a comfortable height for the 6’ tall person I am, providing at the same time plenty of new storage space close to my working area.

The simpliest and cheapest step was adding a 8’ sub-base (3/4” MDF) and a sub-fence (5/16” HDF), eliminating any splinter when crosscutting, and giving great support for lumber.

I admit that by having more than one miter saws, I can considerably reduce the number of setups. The centered miter saw received as a gift (flanked by two $100 miter saws) were the inspiration for this affordable upgrade.

For more construction details, click on the following link to the relevant page of my website.

http://atelierdubricoleur.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!2ED8F7A23848B4AE!257.entry

PS: It was a good and fun challenge.

Best,

Serge

http://www.atelierdubricoleur.spaces.live.com

-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. -- http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com





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patron

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#1 posted 1729 days ago

this is great ,
all saws set right !

and lots of good storage .

well done .

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#2 posted 1729 days ago

Cool chop saw set up

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#3 posted 1729 days ago

Looks great…you need one more arm though :-)

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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Roz

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#4 posted 1729 days ago

Nice! and I bet a real time saver.

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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#5 posted 1729 days ago

You always come through with fantastic projects and jigs ! Thank you for sharing this one as well : )

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Hallmark

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#6 posted 1729 days ago

Time to buy two more miter saws!

-- Style is simple, but not my execution of it.

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Ken90712

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#7 posted 1729 days ago

Too funny, I thought I was the only one that had to many tools! Think of the time you’ll save not moving the miters. LOL… Really nice job on the fence and drawers and ahhhhh to have 3 chop saws and to use them daily!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Todd Thomas

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#8 posted 1729 days ago

LOVE THE TOOLS….great idea….and my wife said I would never need all those different miter saw…ha….great looking setup…smart idea…thanks for sharing

-- Todd, Oak Ridge, TN, Hello my name is Todd and I'm a Toolholic, I bought my last tool 10 days, no 4 days, oh heck I bought a tool on the way here! †

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#9 posted 1729 days ago

very cool setup.

-- Davo in Texas

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#10 posted 1729 days ago

Very functional. I wish I had the space for a miter station. I really like your setup. Nice use of multiple miter saws. Tim

-- Tim from Iowa City, IA

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#11 posted 1729 days ago

I’m having some MS envy now, nice set up!

-- Dave- New Brunswick

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Bricofleur

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#12 posted 1729 days ago

Your’re right, a real time saver! I’m so glad I came up with this idea. When I realized that if I spread the purchase of the third miter saw over, let’s say 10 years, it means that $100 miter saw costs only $10 a year. That I can aford.

I’m in the process of building two kitchen hutches involving lots of moldings. Can you imagine how great it is not having to swing back and forth a single miter saw thousand times?

Best,

Serge

http://www.atelierdubricoleur.spaces.live.com

-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. -- http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

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russv

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#13 posted 1729 days ago

so, where do the 33-1/3 and 66-2/3 degree saws go? Do you have a space with all the compound miter angle saws?

sorry, the devil made me ask. just kidding. Seriously, what do you do for compound angle cuts?

russv

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Bricofleur

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#14 posted 1729 days ago

Russv,

Good question, simple answer. For compound angle cuts I use my old and trusty radial arm saw (1976). But I must admit that I rarely use those complex cuts. Before I bought the RAS I used the tablesaw. My upgraded miter station is really dedicated to 45° left, 90° center and 45° right, which I do use often.

Best,

Serge

http://www.atelierdubricoleur.spaces.live.com

-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. -- http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

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russv

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#15 posted 1729 days ago

I didn’t think of that, i don’t have a RAS so I have to do it all on my 2 mitersaws.

I love the drawer space. Being a shorty myself, i would have to build in a step (maybe 2) to reach the saws. I like the whole idea, i just wasn’t sure if you needed to take it apart to do other cuts.

thanks,
russv

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