LumberJocks

Miter saw outfeed

  • Advertise with us
Project by jesinfla posted 04-13-2016 06:49 PM 977 views 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I found this in a magazine and expanded a little bit on it.

I no longer keep my miter saw on my back bench – it makes too much dust and gets in the way. So, I put it on a rack and store it in my tool rack.

This sled is a relative easy set up and works for most lengths up cuts up to 8’!

The 2×4 is 8’ (No cut) and I drilled 3/4” holes every foot. The 2 end pieces are screwed in permanent the rest I drilled 3/4” holes in 2×4 pieces and doweled them so I can change the size of the out feed as needed.

The only issue I had to add to my tool racked miter saw was 2×4’s on the bottom so the feeder can slide left to right under the saw.

Works like a charm and I use it quite a lot not that I don’t have the miter saw on my bench LOL – figures don’t it… Murphy’s law :(

One of the nice features of this feeder is I can hang it on my wall so it’s out of the way and it doesn’t take up any real space in the small shop

-- They said I could be anything... So I became Sarcastic! They also said making drawers is easy... I think they lied :(





6 comments so far

View kdc68's profile

kdc68

2525 posts in 1670 days


#1 posted 04-13-2016 11:27 PM

Lot of project posts…You’ve been busy !.... Pretty soon you’ll have the garage filled up with tools, wood, and future projects. Then where will the cars go? Good idea executed here. Well done !

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

View jesinfla's profile

jesinfla

274 posts in 530 days


#2 posted 04-14-2016 12:13 AM

Thx kdc – it’s all for the display cases I’ve been building – http://lumberjocks.com/projects/237018

Now that I can make a box fairly well, it opens the door to other things besides the display cases.

All I seem to have done for a year is make jigs and side projects LOL (I did take the summer off since it gets so darn hot in the garage)

Just started making pipe clamps now – I can cut the pipe, I can’t thread it :(

-- They said I could be anything... So I became Sarcastic! They also said making drawers is easy... I think they lied :(

View devann's profile

devann

2192 posts in 2085 days


#3 posted 04-14-2016 06:28 PM

It looks good, portable is key sometimes. That should be easy to load up and take somewhere.

Here’s a tip for you, shorten the vertical blocks so you can lay a solid piece (plywood, etc…) across them that is the same plane with the top of your saw base. Then you could clamp a block anywhere along the out feed surface to make repetitive cuts without measuring each one again. It cuts down on your workload while increasing accuracy immeasurably.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

View jesinfla's profile

jesinfla

274 posts in 530 days


#4 posted 04-14-2016 07:40 PM



It looks good, portable is key sometimes. That should be easy to load up and take somewhere. Here s a tip for you, shorten the vertical blocks so you can lay a solid piece (plywood, etc…) across them that is the same plane with the top of your saw base. Then you could clamp a block anywhere along the out feed surface to make repetitive cuts without measuring each one again. It cuts down on your workload while increasing accuracy immeasurably.

- devann

Wow great idea! thanks for that

-- They said I could be anything... So I became Sarcastic! They also said making drawers is easy... I think they lied :(

View devann's profile

devann

2192 posts in 2085 days


#5 posted 04-15-2016 12:53 AM

You’re welcome Jes. Here is something to get to gears between your ears to spinning. This may interest you and give you some ideas. http://lumberjocks.com/projects/214202

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

View oltexasboy1's profile

oltexasboy1

239 posts in 1097 days


#6 posted 04-15-2016 03:59 PM

Good idea. I put mine on a roller table but never really considered putting a sled like that together. I might do that, my saw can be a little unhandy for long stuff.

-- "The pursuit of perfection often yields excellence"

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com