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Project by Nick posted 02-15-2018 04:20 AM 1544 views 6 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I built this stand after having my miter saw on top of my shop vac cart with fold up wings. I found it to be a pain to set up every time for use. I just got my new jointer and figured I’d capitalize on the length of floor space it required and build a miter saw bench the sits above and behind it. They somewhat nest together and if it need to hunker in really close to the saw for some reason, I can pull the fence forward 8” and push the jointer back.

So far it works awesome. Reaching over to use the saw is comfortable. I can cut full length to the left, 5’ on the right. The stand is on casters if I need to reposition it.

-- My moustache filters wood chips and sawdust out of my scotch - Nick Offerman





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MyHogany

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#1 posted 02-15-2018 05:37 AM

Nicely done. I’ve seen many an approach towards utilizing the space it takes up to have your miter saw always available and this really nails it. Only thing I’d change is my build would allow it to hover fully over the jointer so no reach is needed. I’m 5’3” and need to adjust most of my tools for my use. I made my workbench in a way that lets me float it over the tablesaw. Now I’m working on a second shelf to use as a tablesaw extention table, when I roll it out for use. Inspiring idea!

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majuvla

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#2 posted 02-15-2018 05:41 AM

Very good used same space for jointer and miter saw.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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therealSteveN

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#3 posted 02-15-2018 06:00 AM

Nice build, and good use of floor space too.

-- Think safe, be safe

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Nick

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#4 posted 02-15-2018 02:18 PM

Re MyHogany, that is what I did originally but the jointer needs 39” of height to clear. With the 2×4 frame and the height of the saw deck, this put the miter saw bed level at almost 4’ off the floor. During the dry fit, I found this to be an awkward working height and lowered it so that the bed is at about 42”. I’m 6’3” and this was about the limit for me.

It all depends on the height of your jointer (fence mostly).

Also this solution lets me use both tools without having to reposition anything which is really nice.

Cheers, Nick

-- My moustache filters wood chips and sawdust out of my scotch - Nick Offerman

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Mainiac Matt

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#5 posted 02-15-2018 02:49 PM

Great use of floor space!

-- It’s the knowledge in your head, skill in your hands and motivation to create in you heart that makes you a woodworker. - Mainiac Matt

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Rick

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#6 posted 02-15-2018 10:05 PM

Very Nice Indeed & Well Done Nick!

-- LIFE is what happens when you're planning on doing Other Things!

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#7 posted 02-15-2018 11:52 PM

Yep always good to save space. And I use both of these a lot so you can just roll it out when needed.

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