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DeWalt DWS780 Miter Saw Station/Bench

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Project by BillyDoubleU posted 06-23-2017 03:00 PM 3010 views 4 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this station/bench for the behemoth DWS780 a few months back after researching multiple different styles. Since I’m working out of a garage shop space and storage are important so I went with a version to allow large storage underneath for wood, tools etc and shop vacs. Then roughly 11-12” cubbies for convenience to keep the top clear for cutting.

To the left I get just over 9’ of table and to the right I get just under 5’ of table. The tables are cut to allow maximum swing and angles which for the DWS780 is pretty extreme.

For dust/chip collection the hood does a pretty good job of trapping most stuff but if I had to do it again I’d have left more room behind the arm. I thought I had left enough room to attach a vac but didn’t…

So I put two holes underneath to run 2 Ridgid shop vac to it. It does help capture some dust. It is noticeable when I cut without them on.

Overall I’m very happy with this station and it was fun building it.

-- "But I’ve bought a big bat. I’m all ready you see. Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me!” ~ Dr. Seuss





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woodbutcherbynight

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#1 posted 06-23-2017 03:10 PM

This is a nice looking well built station. Will be a good addition to your shop with many years of use. My only comment would be to paint it. Not for aesthetics but for light and clean up. Rough wood is like velcro to sawdust and lint, cat hair etc etc. (my cats seem to enjoy checking every inch of shop) Years ago I did not care if I had some shadows, now light is my friend.

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

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BillyDoubleU

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#2 posted 06-23-2017 03:48 PM



This is a nice looking well built station. Will be a good addition to your shop with many years of use. My only comment would be to paint it. Not for aesthetics but for light and clean up. Rough wood is like velcro to sawdust and lint, cat hair etc etc. (my cats seem to enjoy checking every inch of shop) Years ago I did not care if I had some shadows, now light is my friend.

- woodbutcherbynight

It does collect saw dust pretty good lol. I just don’t know if I have it in me to paint it. I just don’t like painting :) I plan on adding some more light in there soon. I am relying on an open garage door most of the time.

-- "But I’ve bought a big bat. I’m all ready you see. Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me!” ~ Dr. Seuss

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Upgrayedd

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#3 posted 06-23-2017 04:33 PM

I appreciate Woodbutcher’s comment, and never thought of it that way. However todate I’ve been squarely with BillyUU – “I just don’t know if I have it in me to paint it. I just don’t like painting :) “

Rockler lights are awesome!!!
http://www.rockler.com/linkable-4000-lumen-4-ft-led-shop-light

-- Upgrayedd - spelled thusly, with two Ds, for a double dose of this pimping.

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BillyDoubleU

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#4 posted 06-23-2017 04:43 PM



I appreciate Woodbutcher s comment, and never thought of it that way. However todate I ve been squarely with BillyUU – “I just don’t know if I have it in me to paint it. I just don’t like painting :) ”

Rockler lights are awesome!!!
http://www.rockler.com/linkable-4000-lumen-4-ft-led-shop-light

- Upgrayedd

Nice and $40! I’ll be getting a few of those :) thanks.

-- "But I’ve bought a big bat. I’m all ready you see. Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me!” ~ Dr. Seuss

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woodbutcherbynight

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#5 posted 06-23-2017 06:03 PM


It does collect saw dust pretty good lol. I just don t know if I have it in me to paint it. I just don t like painting :) I plan on adding some more light in there soon. I am relying on an open garage door most of the time.

- BillyDoubleU

I would agree, painting is not exactly my thing either. Someone suggested to me once to pre-finish pieces before assembly. At the time I thought, nah takes too long. Oddly things seem to take too long…..... Did I mention I am waiting for paint to dry on some gutters before installing them????

ROFLMAO

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

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helluvawreck

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#6 posted 06-23-2017 06:54 PM

This is a very nice miter saw base. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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BillyDoubleU

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#7 posted 06-23-2017 07:44 PM


It does collect saw dust pretty good lol. I just don t know if I have it in me to paint it. I just don t like painting :) I plan on adding some more light in there soon. I am relying on an open garage door most of the time.

- BillyDoubleU

I would agree, painting is not exactly my thing either. Someone suggested to me once to pre-finish pieces before assembly. At the time I thought, nah takes too long. Oddly things seem to take too long…..... Did I mention I am waiting for paint to dry on some gutters before installing them????

ROFLMAO

- woodbutcherbynight

That’s funny cuz it’s true. My wife still doesn’t understand that…

-- "But I’ve bought a big bat. I’m all ready you see. Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me!” ~ Dr. Seuss

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BillyDoubleU

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#8 posted 06-23-2017 07:45 PM



This is a very nice miter saw base. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

- helluvawreck

Thanks, lots of fun building it.

-- "But I’ve bought a big bat. I’m all ready you see. Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me!” ~ Dr. Seuss

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JPCruising

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#9 posted 06-24-2017 01:30 AM

Nice setup, I totally understand the painting part, I had to force myself to prime and then apply finish paint to mine. Going forward I want to get a lot better about that.

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BillyDoubleU

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#10 posted 06-24-2017 01:40 AM


Nice setup, I totally understand the painting part, I had to force myself to prime and then apply finish paint to mine. Going forward I want to get a lot better about that.

- JPCruising

I understand the benefits but part of my problem is I love the look of naked wood.

I have a chest and a table I bought from a shop that does furniture without finish. I never finished them. I have a similar back bench in my office, not finished. My wife keeps telling me I should finish it…

I always tell her it is ;)

As far actual “work”. Yes I totally agree. I am redoing a lot of stuff in the house. Pre-painting before installing is a huge help!

-- "But I’ve bought a big bat. I’m all ready you see. Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me!” ~ Dr. Seuss

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GlueManDan

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#11 posted 06-24-2017 04:24 PM

Nice set up Billy. How do you like your DWS780? I’m thinking about getting one.

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BillyDoubleU

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#12 posted 06-24-2017 07:33 PM



Nice set up Billy. How do you like your DWS780? I m thinking about getting one.

- GlueManDan


Personally I love it. It’s big though. I mean BIG. I have a 10” Ryboi that I liked for certain applications but it’s a 10” Saw so it does lack capacity. Before that all I’ve ever used were different sized worm drive framing saws.

Getting the DWS780 was a big step up. But it was worth it all around. But if space is a concern you may want to look at something with a more compact arm/slide mechanism.

-- "But I’ve bought a big bat. I’m all ready you see. Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me!” ~ Dr. Seuss

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a1Jim

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#13 posted 06-25-2017 11:11 PM

great build a real shop saw dust saver.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Grumpy

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#14 posted 07-02-2017 12:50 AM

Nice job Billy and congratulations on your ‘Daily Top 3’ award.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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BillyDoubleU

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#15 posted 07-02-2017 01:32 AM



Nice job Billy and congratulations on your Daily Top 3 award.

- Grumpy


Thank you.

Love this set up. Make cutting stuff so easy and convenient.

-- "But I’ve bought a big bat. I’m all ready you see. Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me!” ~ Dr. Seuss

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