Dumpster Diving Miter Saw Stand

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Project by BooBoo posted 05-07-2012 07:26 AM 3241 views 4 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I bought a HF Miter Saw Saturday for $82.00, when I got home I figured out I did not have a place in the shop where I could place it, too many tools not enough floor space, I wanted at least 8’ on each side of the saw. The solution was hang it on the wall, but my shop is only about 15’ wide, so I built a double hinged stand that would rotate so I could run the end of the boards outside thru a 6’ wide doorway, and fold down for storage when it was not in use. The stand cost $2.19 for a 2×4 stud everything else was dumpster stuff I had picked up. It’s not pretty but it works better than expected, I am going to build two extension wings today that can be removed when stored. So far 3 hours build time. I will update after the wings are finished.

-- BooBoo= Don't measure cut twice.

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#1 posted 05-07-2012 07:52 AM

good decision

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#2 posted 05-07-2012 07:56 AM

clever idea

-- Chad Griffiths Vist my Etsy Shop

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#3 posted 05-07-2012 12:23 PM

Gotta love those dumpsta divers, lol! great idea for the stand there BooBoo, have you used that saw yet and how was it setting up?

-- ~ Bob ~ Newton, N.H.

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#4 posted 05-07-2012 12:39 PM

Nice setup. $100,000 question….is the saw any good?
Thanks for sharing.
Well done.

-- Central Ohio, Still got 9 and 15/16 fingers!

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#5 posted 05-07-2012 01:20 PM

Very cool!!!

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#6 posted 05-07-2012 03:10 PM

Way to go. I really like the space saving design.

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

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#7 posted 05-07-2012 06:00 PM

Great problem solving! I have that same saw… It’s a monster size wise. Tune it up and it cuts really nice though…

Piece of advise… Use loctite on the bolts for the fence. That fence WILL Move on you if you don’t, or at least mine did…

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#8 posted 05-07-2012 09:54 PM

very cleaver .

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#9 posted 05-08-2012 01:03 AM

I like it!

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#10 posted 05-08-2012 01:32 AM

Very clever, that’s thinking outside the box.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#11 posted 05-08-2012 06:43 AM

Bob and Enoelf the saw was almost spot on right out of the box, I had to adjust the bevel angle, well worth the $82.00 price. I cut a bunch of bamboo flooring yesterday that I scored on a Curb Alert, the motor is strong, cuts are square the only thing I do not like is if you want to use the hold-down clamp on the right side of the saw it hits the motor housing. Bottom line is it is a good saw for the $$$. It slings saw dust everywhere but I expected that.

-- BooBoo= Don't measure cut twice.

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#12 posted 05-09-2012 09:19 AM

I finished one of the wings yesterday for the miter saw, using curb alert Bamboo flooring that I ripped into 3” strips 36” long and scraps to build the end cap that slides over the MS frame. The end leg is adjustable using a $1.99 Rockler 1/4” T knob, total cost of project $4.18. PS I like the saw allot it was a steal at $82.00.

-- BooBoo= Don't measure cut twice.

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#13 posted 05-21-2012 08:40 PM

Neat idea!

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