New Improved Miter Saw Station

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Project by cstrang posted 11-27-2011 11:43 PM 16550 views 73 times favorited 29 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is an improvement on my old miter saw station for a new green friend that came into my shop last week. On the old one I found That it was difficult to get the support arms at the right I wanted them every time I took them down and put them back up, and that they would have too much “play in them back and forth. Then I thought to myself; how much do I actually take the arms down? Not very… why not improve on the old. So I kept the main cabinet that the saw sits on, the fence and stop system and ditched the rest. I built two new cabinets to go on either side of the main one and then put the fence system on those, add a few doors, a couple drawers and some more casters for extra support and there we go, a new… well half new miter saw stand. This is a lot more sturdy and precise set up than the last one… and plus with the doors on the cabinets it hides all the clutter that somehow built up underneath the last one.

-- A hammer dangling from a wall will bang and sound like work when the wind blows the right way.

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#1 posted 11-27-2011 11:52 PM

It looks like it is a sturdy system. It also looks great.

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#2 posted 11-28-2011 12:06 AM


-- Billp

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#3 posted 11-28-2011 12:11 AM

Very Snazzy… love the extra storage..

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

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#4 posted 11-28-2011 12:39 AM

Very nice set up… Looks great.

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#5 posted 11-28-2011 12:46 AM

Nice job that should serve you well for a very long time.

-- Custom furniture

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#6 posted 11-28-2011 12:51 AM

Same footprint with at least 3 times the storage area : ) Great job !!
What did you do with the old Bosch ? What didn’t you like about it ?
How are you liking your new toy ?

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

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#7 posted 11-28-2011 01:04 AM

The old Bosh is being kept as a secondary saw, I was going to sell it but I don’t say I’d get too much for it so I may as well keep it, It is good for rough work but isnt as precise as I’d like it to be, and I have had my eye on the Festool for about a year now and I finally bit the bullet. Its a great saw, except for one issue, this one has a warped fence, I let the place I bought it from know and they are bringing in a new one for me, should be here early this week. I’ll do a full review of it when I have really had a chance to get to know it.

-- A hammer dangling from a wall will bang and sound like work when the wind blows the right way.

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#8 posted 11-28-2011 01:10 AM

Finest kind!!! Good work!!

-- TNJames

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#9 posted 11-28-2011 01:13 AM

Really good looking and functional saw stand.

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#10 posted 11-28-2011 01:30 AM

I also kept my old 10” Delta for the rough work after buying my 12” Bosch CMS.
It has earned its keep : )

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

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#11 posted 11-28-2011 01:37 AM

Nice and clean… I like it. Very nice setup…

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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#12 posted 11-28-2011 02:50 AM

Hi Chris;

Great looking setup. Nice saw, too.

You did a nice job with it.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#13 posted 11-28-2011 03:35 AM

Beautiful miter saw station.

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#14 posted 11-28-2011 03:51 AM

That’s Super!!

Wish there was room in my shop for one of these.


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#15 posted 11-28-2011 04:01 AM

Just added to my favorites. This is my next build. I will definitely follow some examples here. Thanks for sharing!

-- Travis, South Dakota

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