|Project by KMT||posted 01-31-2012 11:41 PM||12112 views||81 times favorited||15 comments|
I recently replaced my old King 10” mitre saw with a new Bosch 12” Glide Dual compound saw.
I wanted to house it in a cabinet that I could move as needed, and that would fold down to save space when not in use. I did not want a ready made folding unit. After much searching the web as well as going through all of my magazines ( I knew I had seen this stand somewhere in a magazine ) I decided on this design. The article with partial plans was published in the winter 2009 annual issue of Tools & Shops, by Fine Woodworking.
I chose this design because it folds down to a compact 52” width but fully extended is 127” wide. I really like the Smart Stop system for measuring and the ability to easily set it up for repetetive cuts.
Each fence extends out 15”, from 31” to 46” when you want to set up for extra long pieces.
I still plan to add a small vacuum in the cabinet as well as a door to enclose the front.
As for the Bosch Gliding Saw. I love this saw. It makes me realize what I was missing. I now use it all the time. I really like the fact that I can park it up against the wall with only 16” behind the fence!
A very satisfying project that will become a much used machine.
-- - Martin