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Posted on Realistically how high can a mitre stand be while still being safe and accurate?

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#1 posted 01-24-2013 04:53 PM

This is my current best idea. This is my longest available wall in my shop currently. The right side is a recessed section 5’ wide with storage cabinets that flush up to the main wall. The left side is the door from the shop into the house.

The idea is to mount the mitre saw, thickness planer and fence/infeed/outfeed support system all co-planar with the empty space between the two cabinets on the right. I would have a fence extension to the right of the mitre saw (between the cabinets) that is 5’ long. Then the wall would hold the mitre saw, fence extension B, thickness planer, fence extension A. If necessary I could also build another fence extension that hangs in front of the door when needed which would give another 3’ of support.

Underneath this hanging setup would be rolling carts for the other benchtop tools (sander, router, mortiser, scroll saw).

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