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Chop Saw Stand

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Project by SteveL posted 01-23-2017 04:52 PM 1156 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I’ve been working on this stand for my chop saw with my son, Connor, who had the original idea for a down-draft sanding table, and then we got to thinking about combining that with a stand for the chop saw. I’ve got a rough SketchUp plan for it linked here. But as you can see from the photo, it’s not as-built. I used a face frame and made a drawer front from red oak. The fences feature right- and left-reading measuring tapes that you can buy from Kreg (and sometimes from Starrett, but I had trouble finding them so I went with Kreg). They also have a T-Track mounted on top with a flip stop. The left top is 3/4 MDF. (I patched a damaged edge on the left side as you can see) and the right box is mounted above a chute that will connect to my dust collector to provide the down draft. Connor made that from 1/4” peg board with an oak frame. I decided to mount my saw on two skids that I planed to an exact height so the surface of the saw matched the table top. I then lag bolted the saw to those, and used steel L-brackets to mount the skids to the MDF, all of this before positioning the fences. The fences are bolted to T-Nuts on the back side of the tops, which I’ve epoxied into the MDF (left) or oak-frame (right). The one on the right features those black handled jig-knobs so I can remove it quickly if I want to do some sanding. Next step is to do the duct work to get the dust collector connected.

-- SteveL





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#1 posted 01-23-2017 05:16 PM

Steve that is a real dandy looking setup.

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#2 posted 01-23-2017 07:37 PM

Looks good Steve! It’s a nice change from unfinished plywood :).

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#3 posted 01-23-2017 10:05 PM

Steve, that is very classy. Nice work.

-- Art

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#4 posted 01-23-2017 10:45 PM

Super nice and I love the legs, strong but light.

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

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