Miter Saw Station

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Project by cstrang posted 01-02-2010 08:47 PM 11157 views 67 times favorited 32 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just one of my many projects over Christmas, I found the plans for this one in Fine Woodworking’s annual issue of Tools and Shops. I made some minor changes to the overall plan and instead of going out and buying an expensive stop system I made my own. Thanks for looking and have a happy new year!

EDIT I lost the files on my old computer so unfortunately I no longer have the plans for this station so I cannot send them to anyone who asks for them like I said I would in the comments below, sorry. Also I have made a few improvements to this project which can be seen here

-- A hammer dangling from a wall will bang and sound like work when the wind blows the right way.

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#1 posted 01-02-2010 08:55 PM

Man you are 3 steps ahead of me. I was thinking of doing the same thing. I’m favoriting this one.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#2 posted 01-02-2010 08:55 PM

Hi Chris!

Looks nice! I will have to look up that plan. I took apart my radial arm saw over xmas as I never use it and mounted my miter saw on top as the table is really a nice one. My next step was to build extensions as you have.

See you in a few days at HC.



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#3 posted 01-02-2010 09:00 PM

Chris that is very nice do you have plans for this project that you are willing to share


-- cut it saw it scrap it SKPE: ANDREW.CARTER69

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#4 posted 01-02-2010 09:01 PM

Very nice, I like the shop made stop system. I need to build one of these stands for my shop soon. Thanks for the post

-- Proud Supporter of Homes For Our Troops

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#5 posted 01-02-2010 09:04 PM

Way to go… I will build one when I get a new Mitre Saw/.

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#6 posted 01-02-2010 09:31 PM


Great Work! I really like that extendable fence system.


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#7 posted 01-02-2010 09:34 PM

Great piece of work. You shouldn’t have a problem finding a job when you finish your course.

Happy new year.

-- Guy,PEI

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#8 posted 01-02-2010 09:41 PM

looking good from here


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#9 posted 01-02-2010 09:45 PM

Very, very cool. That is a sweet setup. That should serve you well for a long time to come. Great job!

-- 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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#10 posted 01-02-2010 10:17 PM

Great work Chris. I really liked the stop you designed and made, not to mention the whole set-up. Very well done. I hope you get a lot of enjoyment and use from it.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#11 posted 01-02-2010 10:34 PM

Hi Chris,
I like that slick flip up stop system. Very nice design and workmanship.
You appreciate it more if you make it yourself.

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#12 posted 01-02-2010 10:49 PM

Hy guys, thanks for the comments, I have scanned the plans so if anyone wants them send me a pm with your email and ill sent them to you.

-- A hammer dangling from a wall will bang and sound like work when the wind blows the right way.

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#13 posted 01-03-2010 12:54 AM

Swing-out wings, adjustable stops, adjustable fence, fixed tape – dang that’s sweet!

-- You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture; just get people to stop reading them. -- Ray Bradbury

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#14 posted 01-03-2010 01:02 AM

Great station good job

-- Custom furniture

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#15 posted 01-03-2010 04:08 AM

Looks great. I love that it is mobile.

-- John in Arizona (but it's a dry heat!)

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