my ultimate miter saw bench

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Project by pottz posted 01-09-2017 01:27 AM 2436 views 29 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

well this is something ive been wanting to build for a long time but just could not find the room,then I realized why not take what I already had and reconfigure to make it work and this is the result.the center cabinet was my original miter saw stand,the two cabinets on the sides were joined together as a large rolling tool cabinet,the cabinet is gone but the drawers were recycled in the new side cabinets to create this new unit.the boxes are melamine,the wood used is clear doug fir.all drawers are on ball bearing glides.the bench top is Masonite.the fences are melamine with rockler t tracks and flip stops secured with toggle clamps so they can be repositioned or removed.dust collection is marginal with this saw but better than nothing.the finish is a stain with oil finish.measurments are 7’7” long 24” wide 43” tall,i like tall benches my back is not getting sits on 4” wheels so I can move easily.due to the recycling my total cost was less than 150 bucks.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#1 posted 01-09-2017 01:28 AM

Awesome setup

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 01-09-2017 02:07 AM

LOVE the idea for a clamped on fence! Easily adjusted!
Thanks for sharing this.

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#3 posted 01-09-2017 02:09 AM

Very Nice,Great job.

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#4 posted 01-09-2017 02:26 AM

Outstanding work! I do like you can adjust your fence.

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#5 posted 01-09-2017 02:27 AM

Wow – very nice. Building one is on my “to do”...and yours is one I’ll need to reference!

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#6 posted 01-09-2017 05:52 AM

I like that !!! Great build.

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#7 posted 01-09-2017 06:55 AM

Well thought out work space

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#8 posted 01-09-2017 07:44 AM

Fantastic, Larry.

-- Mark

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#9 posted 01-09-2017 01:53 PM

This is a beautiful saw base and will be a wonderful addition to your shop.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#10 posted 01-09-2017 04:20 PM

Cool idea on the fence – currently have my station complete up unto finalizing the fence/stops. Thanks for the idea on that.

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#11 posted 01-09-2017 06:28 PM

thanks for all the kind words guys i appreciate the feed back.the fence idea is patented though so for a small royalty fee i can grant permission to use it-LOL.glad you like it.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#12 posted 01-10-2017 03:09 AM

Great job and I like all the extra storage. Any suggestions how to improve the dust collection?

-- Al Breit

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#13 posted 01-10-2017 02:35 PM

dust collection on a miter saw is tough most guys try and build a shroud around the saw as best as possible,and saws will very as to how ell they collect dust out of the box.i only use mine for angle cuts so i dont create a lot normally but will do more tweeking as i use this setup more,just finished and have only done some test cutting.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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