Miter Saw/Planer Station

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Project by Thalweg posted 406 days ago 5113 views 55 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just finished my miter saw/planer station. It’s a 14 foot long, free-standing cabinet built on a ladder frame with hocky-puck feet. The cabinet is built out of 3/4” birch plywood. The top and shelves are melamine. The shelves are held by Charles Niels’ adjustable supports. Thanks for the videos Charles! I installed Kreg Traks on the fence. A small chunk of the table comes out to slide in my planer. The planer stores in the cabinet. This shouldn’t be too much of an inconvenience since I don’t use the planer very often. I don’t turn on the dust collector every time I use the saw, so there is a small trough at the bottom of the dust collector box that holds sawdust. I just turn the dust collector on periodically and brush the dust to the pipe. It seems to work OK.

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#1 posted 406 days ago

This looks great, add sawdust! (laughing) I have a set up like this and used that empty space behind the fence for storage by making boxes with no bottoms and adding lift up tops to keep the dust mostly out. Holds longer items like extra drawer slides, the odd long steel bar extra tape measure, square and such. Small items you can have at your fingertips saving all that precious drawer space. Just an idea…

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#2 posted 406 days ago

nice that you have room for this…looks great…

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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#3 posted 405 days ago

That a nice set up you made. Cool idea for the planer as well. The dust collection idea for the miter saw will help. its the one tool in my shop that makes the biggest mess. Very clean…

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

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#4 posted 405 days ago

Great work area.

-- Chris K

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#5 posted 405 days ago

I’m jealous! I wish I had room for that kind of setup. Great job!

-- Albert Einstein - "I'd rather be an optimist and a fool than a pessimist and right."

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#6 posted 405 days ago

Very nice addition to your shop. It looks great and will serve you well.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#7 posted 405 days ago

Good grief that is a big saw cabinet. Enjoy it!

-- "Some get spiritual 'cause they see the light, and some 'cause they feel the heat." --Ray Wiley Hubbard

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#8 posted 405 days ago

Congrats! This is awesome!!!!

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#9 posted 405 days ago

Thanks guys,

Michael, I like your idea of boxes behind the fence. I’ll work on that. I’ve found that that area is already a clutter collector. I actually had to clean it up to take pictures. As far as size, it was just the logical dimension for where it was going. Anything smaller would have been wasting space.

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#10 posted 405 days ago

That is downright AWESOME! Project of the decade!!! Congrats and use it well.

-- Paul Lyons

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#11 posted 405 days ago

Looks great. I’m about 95% done with a new SCMS station myself so it’s good to get a little inspiration.

-- Ray - Spokane, WA - “Most people don’t recognize opportunity because it’s usually disguised as hard work.” - Unknown

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#12 posted 405 days ago

great job .spent some time and money on that job .I would sujest though that you add a method so saw can come forward . At times you will be cutting warped boards ,or it seems I often do anyhow .Having the saw fence flush can be very scary if you cannot get the board to flush to the miter saw fence . I have both of mine set 1/2” forward .i just use the table fence to hold my stop . thanks for sharing

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#14 posted 405 days ago

Thalweg, I will get some pics for you tonight of my cabinets in this space and send you a pm.


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#15 posted 405 days ago

Well that failed so I will post them here. Hope this gives you ideas.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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