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Miter Saw Station

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Project by bobthebuilderinmichigan posted 02-06-2011 11:47 PM 8495 views 23 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my el cheapo miter saw station that I made from 1 sheet of 3/4” particle board and some remnants around the shop including some old door hinges I had laying around. I did buy some casters so I can roll it out of the way. I used to have the saw mounted on my Black and Decker metal miter saw stand, but found that it took up way too much room in my modest sized shop. I plan on adding t-tracks on the wings along with measuring tapes (both l-r and r-l) so I can fix stops when needed. Not as sophisticated as some others, but it fits the bill for me and was less than $50!

-- Bobthebuilderinmichigan





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patcollins

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#1 posted 02-07-2011 01:32 AM

You did a nice job. I really like your bandsaw fence and mobile base btw.

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Routerisstillmyname

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#2 posted 02-07-2011 01:35 AM

Awesome design.

-- Router รจ ancora il mio nome.

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nobuckle

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#3 posted 02-07-2011 02:19 AM

Excellent work. I love the dust collection shroud.

-- Doug - Make an effort to live by the slogan "We try harder"

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Splinterman

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#4 posted 02-07-2011 03:42 AM

Good functional mobile unit…well done.

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#5 posted 02-07-2011 06:27 AM

Great station but I think you’ll want to move the dust port close to the bottom as that is where most of the dust ends up. I like the highly polished brass hinges as well : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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NBeener

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#6 posted 02-07-2011 06:32 AM

Beautiful.
Functional.
Simple.
Smart.

Very nice !!

-- -- Neil

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Ken90712

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#7 posted 02-07-2011 07:24 PM

Great work. Looks perfect.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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GaryD

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#8 posted 02-07-2011 10:27 PM

Nice job. Not sure if I ‘d call it cheapo though. Thrifty maybe, but not cheapo. Looks really good. Well done.

-- Gary, Little River,SC I've Learned that the Lord didn't do it all in one day and neither can I

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RexMcKinnon

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#9 posted 02-07-2011 11:58 PM

Looks good and the price is right.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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Richard

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#10 posted 02-09-2011 07:19 AM

I want one, where do I place my order?

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Beginningwoodworker

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#11 posted 03-22-2011 06:20 PM

Nice miter station, and its functional.

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degoose

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#12 posted 04-06-2011 11:35 PM

Pretty much one of the best I have seen…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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dbhost

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#13 posted 05-11-2011 10:56 PM

Nice miter station. I have one of those saws, and the stand you refer to. I am a bit shocked you didn’t just unbolt the saw from the stand tables….

I need to build me one of these, of course I HAVE to use plywood. MDF or particle board would simply melt in the Houston humidity…

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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BentheViking

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#14 posted 12-05-2011 05:12 AM

what an space efficient way to do a tool station that usually takes up so much space….definately going to add this to my project idea list once i have a shop again

-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson

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toddbeaulieu

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#15 posted 01-28-2012 04:36 PM

I get a real kick out of how innovative people are. What a fantastic minimalist design. It seems to take only the space that it absolutely needs, but with infinite versaility because of its mobility! I’m getting lots of good ideas from seeing everyone’s work. Thanks!

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