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My New Miter Saw Bench

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Project by WoodWorkLIFE posted 12-14-2016 09:27 PM 2601 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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My old workbench was WAY too big, 12 ft and my old saw was not even close to accurate enough for joinery (old harbor freight 12” sliding miter) I cut 4 ft off my bench and installed the new Ridgid 12” sliding miter saw. The new saw presented some challenges of its own. To keep the 70 degree miter in both directions I had to make some modifications to keep as much of my cut capacity while still getting the full miter.

I also installed the Kreg flip stop system, I was sick of my planed 2×4 and block of plywood, it worked for a while, but it is going to be awesome never having to double check my stop block measurements again. Set it and forget it.

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-- Rick, Keep your tools sharp and your mind sharper, www.Wood-Work-LIFE.com





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htl

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#1 posted 12-14-2016 09:43 PM

Nice project!!!
Kept looking at it and something just didn’t look right then it hit me, your saws set at 45° or so.
Funny how the angle of the shot can get us the viewer cornfused. LOL

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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WoodWorkLIFE

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#2 posted 12-14-2016 09:48 PM

45…ha, where we’re going we don’t need 45s (lame attempt at dad humor thank you doc mcfly) That bad boy is set at 70 degrees, not sure what I am going to use it for yet, but just glad I can do it.

I had to get the saw out of the way so you could actually see the bench…

-- Rick, Keep your tools sharp and your mind sharper, www.Wood-Work-LIFE.com

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htl

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#3 posted 12-14-2016 11:24 PM

Almost looks like my old Radial arm saw when ripping plywood way back when.
This would have come in handy when I was building bird houses.
Would seem that at that angle 70° you better be using a stop block.
The one thing I will say for it.
If it can’t do it, it don’t need doing. LOL

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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woodbutcherbynight

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#4 posted 12-15-2016 12:46 AM

Nice bench.

I had a flip stop on my old one and when I rebuilt never thought about putting it back. Guess I better get busy. LOL

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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WoodWorkLIFE

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#5 posted 12-15-2016 03:36 PM

@htl ya the cut capacity is nuts, not sure exactly what it is, but it feels like a lot. It is still pretty stable when fully extended but like any slider you have to be delicate to not rock the blade. I want one of those old 15” dewalts though, how cool would that be…

@woodbutcherbynight First of all me too am wood butcher by night, the kids keep me busy all day. Secondly…do it, do it, DO it, DO IT! Ya, makes cross cutting so much quicker and easier.

-- Rick, Keep your tools sharp and your mind sharper, www.Wood-Work-LIFE.com

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