|Project by Jim Jakosh||posted 11-26-2009 03:31 AM||9309 views||20 times favorited||12 comments|
A Few years ago I bought a Makita sliding miter saw which I just love having in my shop. However, I was getting tired of having it walk all over the shop when I used it on its rolling platform and sweeping about 4” of dust out behind it every few days. So I planned to build a proper cabinet for it with as much incorporated into it as I could think of. The results are in the 5 pictures attached and the LAST picture is the BEFORE picture. You can see why I needed a change.
This new cabinet has 3 full extension dovetailed drawers.
The wheels have locks on them.
The saw has a left out stop rail that is doweled to an aluminum block and has 24” and 48” gage rails.
There is a sliding adjustable support for long work that can be set perfectly level with the saw table instead of using roller supports on an uneven concrete floor.
There is a dust catching chute made from wood and aluminum flashing that funnels the chips into the barrel in the back.( I have not had to sweep the floor once back there!!!!).
I replaced the tiny dust catching bag with a PVC pipe to blow the dust into the barrel.
I love the saw even more now!!!!!!!!!!!!!
-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!