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KenBry

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12-03-2016 11:06 PM

Picked up a Dewalt 780 12” sliding miter saw. Now I need to build a miter saw station. I am looking for ideas on what others have done.
Ideally I’ll build a fence that goes down both sides and is either removable or something so I can still use the side bench space when not using the saw.
Also want to make sure I can collect dust easily.. That might take some thinking.

Thanks in advance for your ideas.

-- Ken, USAF MSgt, Ret.


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DeputyDawg

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#1 posted 12-03-2016 11:37 PM

Pull up Jay Bates custom creations. He built a neat saw bench you might like or at least get’s some idea’s from

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Rich

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#2 posted 12-04-2016 01:21 AM

Nothing fancy here. I didn’t have a long wall to put it up against, so I wanted to make it modular so I can add support left and right as needed, and take it down to make space. I used the Precision Trak & Stop Kit by Kreg on the fence, and built 24 inch sections that are aligned with dowels (not glued) and held in place with toggle clamps. It suits my needs.

-- No matter how much you push the envelope, it'll still be stationery.

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#3 posted 12-04-2016 01:41 AM



Picked up a Dewalt 780 12” sliding miter saw. Now I need to build a miter saw station. I am looking for ideas on what others have done.
Ideally I ll build a fence that goes down both sides and is either removable or something so I can still use the side bench space when not using the saw.
Also want to make sure I can collect dust easily.. That might take some thinking.

Thanks in advance for your ideas.

- KenBry

You would get far better results checking google on this.

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KenBry

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#4 posted 12-04-2016 05:37 AM


Picked up a Dewalt 780 12” sliding miter saw. Now I need to build a miter saw station. I am looking for ideas on what others have done.
Ideally I ll build a fence that goes down both sides and is either removable or something so I can still use the side bench space when not using the saw.
Also want to make sure I can collect dust easily.. That might take some thinking.

Thanks in advance for your ideas.

- KenBry

You would get far better results checking google on this.

- JackDuren


Wow, that’s negative. I think some might be more proud of thier work than you give credit.

-- Ken, USAF MSgt, Ret.

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jbay

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#5 posted 12-04-2016 05:46 AM

I don’t think it’s negative, more truth.
I just googled it and hundreds of different ones come up.
I doubt you will get 10 – 15 here.

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Rich

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#6 posted 12-05-2016 04:41 AM

My post had nothing to do with pride. It’s just a miter saw stand. I posted it because you mentioned wanting something that was modular, so you could add extensions when you needed them, and take them down when you don’t, so you have more space. That was the idea behind mine, since I don’t have a long wall to put up something permanent.

The Kreg stop kit works for that, because the guide pieces are in 24 inch segments. That’s what I built the whole thing around. It works for me.

One of the biggest design issues I dealt with was how to securely connect the segments. They are build from 3/4 inch MDF, and are heavy. The latch toggle clamps work great. They are rated at 200 lb and are solid.

My career as an engineer in the defense industry gave me to access the Internet as far back as the ‘80s. Through the years, I’ve seen all sorts of characters. I’ve also learned to see through the facades in a couple of these comments.

Thank you for your service, Ken. Best wishes building a stand that works for you. I’d love to see the final design.

-- No matter how much you push the envelope, it'll still be stationery.

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#7 posted 12-05-2016 01:44 PM

Radial Arm Saw workstations might be worth looking at also. Very similar operation…

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#8 posted 12-05-2016 03:47 PM

Here’s mine:

The fence is in t-track so it can be removed easily.

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Marcial

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#9 posted 12-05-2016 06:30 PM

Here is my miter saw station in it’s most common arrangement.

I say most common arrangement because the tables can be used as a drill press station or as in/out feed supports for the planar and table saw. Here are the components separated. the hardware seen on the sides of the saw stand are for joining the three components together. This comes in handy when working on long pieces where I have to move the saw to make room for the board.

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#10 posted 12-05-2016 07:19 PM

Here is my take on making the most for a cutoff, miter, mortising bench.

Note that the saws and mortise machine are all on ball bering drawer slides which can be locked in place. Also note the retractable supports which allows for supporting stock up to 24 feet for cutting.

-- Roger M, Aiken, SC

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KenBry

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#11 posted 12-05-2016 07:32 PM


My post had nothing to do with pride. It s just a miter saw stand. I posted it because you mentioned wanting something that was modular, so you could add extensions when you needed them, and take them down when you don t, so you have more space. That was the idea behind mine, since I don t have a long wall to put up something permanent.

The Kreg stop kit works for that, because the guide pieces are in 24 inch segments. That s what I built the whole thing around. It works for me.

One of the biggest design issues I dealt with was how to securely connect the segments. They are build from 3/4 inch MDF, and are heavy. The latch toggle clamps work great. They are rated at 200 lb and are solid.

My career as an engineer in the defense industry gave me to access the Internet as far back as the 80s. Through the years, I ve seen all sorts of characters. I ve also learned to see through the facades in a couple of these comments.

Thank you for your service, Ken. Best wishes building a stand that works for you. I d love to see the final design.

- RichTaylor


I like your set up. I appreciate you taking the time to post it. I also appreciate everyone else that has posted so far as well. Love the T-track set up and am considering a similar concept for my setup.

I just don’t care for the Go google it crowd. The fact that I might have already been looking all over the net means nothing. Because they are the first to say go google it. Well, I see 4 very different set ups so far that googling doesn’t show. And these all offer Ideas that google doesn’t reflect.

The radial arm router is Off the hook! awesome! Not to mention, I am having Kapex envy.

Thanks again guys and keep them comming.

-- Ken, USAF MSgt, Ret.

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Hermit

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#12 posted 12-05-2016 11:49 PM

Currently working on mine. Installed a big gulp directly behind the saw. Also will be using the shop vac hooked directly
To the mitre saw.

Plan on drilling holes in the bench top for removable stops. Immediately to the left of the mitre saw, putting in a downdraft table.

-- I'm like the farmer's duck. If it don't rain, I'll walk.

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RogerM

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#13 posted 12-06-2016 02:10 AM

Ken – Glad you like my setup. A lot of sleepless nights went into it. Probably the most useful feature has turned out to be the retractable supports which are in fact shelf supports.

On the Kapex, they are everything they claim to be and more. A pricey saw but the accuracy and performance are well worth the cost. With one of the new magnetic digital angle boxes that measure within .1 degrees it is impossible to beat. I went with the Kapex primarily because of the limited space behind the saw which you can see in the photos.

If you would like more information, send me a message.

-- Roger M, Aiken, SC

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