Mobile Miter Saw Stand

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Project by jeff posted 05-19-2013 08:39 AM 21278 views 41 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Decided it was time to give my miter saw a permanent place…I looked at everyone’s miter saw stands here on LJ’s and also downloaded a miter saw stand plan from to help me along the way…I also finally made a straight edge for my circular saw and broke down the ply at home to my own dimensions and used my table saw for final cuts… ...Its made from 3/4” ply from a big box store…There’s no back just stretchers on the top and bottom for added rigidness to the cabinet…Swivel locking castors are on the front and swivel only on the back-It is very stable and moves almost effortlessly…Dimensions are 22” in length,20” in depth and 38” in height from floor to top of the miter saw platform which matches my portable Ryobi miter saw stand which I felt gives me a good and safe view of the work piece…Miter tracks are located on top of the fences…From blade to the end of the fence’s I have 48” and a total of 96” when wings are fully extended…Fence flip stops are red oak with your typical jig fixture and a 3.5” hex bolt and stop nut-I was surprised on how good these flip stops actually work…Thoughts for underneath the cabinet are for a fixed shop vac for dust collection or drawers for storage (building drawers would be a new skill set to learn) -I’m leaning towards drawers because of my small shop and the storage would be very useful…I still might edge band the ply,I need to purchase measuring tape for the fences and I was going to apply a few coats of wipe on poly…Thx for looking…

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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#1 posted 05-19-2013 10:52 AM

Very nice and compact.

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#2 posted 05-19-2013 11:28 AM

Is there an adjustment means on the on the support wings below the tables so that you can make the tables level with the miter saw?

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#3 posted 05-19-2013 12:24 PM

Nice build…looks good!

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#4 posted 05-19-2013 03:23 PM

great job,compact and should get a lot of good use out of it.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#5 posted 05-19-2013 03:33 PM

Nice. I built the same one awhile ago. I wish I would have done T-track for the stop instead of all the funkiness to make it according to the plan. I had originally planned on doing the ‘Chop Say Station’ from NYW but concluded that it was best for going on the road and this was way more suitable for in the shop.

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#6 posted 05-19-2013 03:55 PM

On the stops, what are the horizontal (end grain) screws inline with the knobs for? Looks like one one each side? Good job, Im on a few mobility projects for my small shop.

-- "My god has more wood than your god" ... G. Carlin.

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#7 posted 05-19-2013 05:39 PM

Almost a contemporary table. I’m sure it will make life easier. Starret has a pretty accurate tape. Did some search before doing a replacement tape on my table saw cosmetic upgrade.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#8 posted 05-19-2013 05:50 PM

Very Nice

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#9 posted 05-19-2013 05:54 PM

Excellent build,Unless you really rack the stand, the stretchers should hold very well

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#10 posted 05-19-2013 06:13 PM

MisterBill there are levelers on the wing suppports-they are a threaded insert with a carriage bolt and a wing nut-I drilled a small hole underneath the wing(where the fences rest on)and when you move the wing support into position the carriage bolt heads falls into that hole…
woodcox—-the screws take up a little gap when the flip stops are down to counter any lateral movement if that make sense…

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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#11 posted 05-19-2013 08:11 PM

Thx DocSavage45…I just saw that Hartville Tool has Starrett measuring tapes…

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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#12 posted 05-20-2013 01:20 AM

Nice. I like it.

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#13 posted 05-20-2013 07:25 AM

Very nice build, similar to one I use. For bottom storage I’ve found open shelves work well for me as I can put my cut off ends and bits and pieces right under the saw.

-- If you believe you can or can not do a thing, you are correct.

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#14 posted 05-21-2013 06:40 AM

CalgaryGeoff—-thx for the idea…

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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#15 posted 05-25-2013 03:26 AM

Thanks jeff. Insightful detail.

-- "My god has more wood than your god" ... G. Carlin.

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