Miter saw stand wings: fixed or flappy?

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Forum topic by Bcemail posted 02-01-2017 08:55 PM 405 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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02-01-2017 08:55 PM

Found a lot of good plans for miter saw stands here and around the web. Planning on putting one together soon. It will be pretty simple since I want to use whatever scraps I have around.

My original thought was to have folding wings. Has anyone had any problems with these not being sturdy enough? Or getting out of line with the saw? I started to think that fixed might be simpler and since it would be long but narrow it wouldn’t take up too much space when rolled to the side.


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#1 posted 02-01-2017 10:07 PM

For my 2ยข I like removable. I need portability. Sometimes I need to pack up and travel with mine. One of the easiest ways I’ve found to make wings is score you some commercial aluminum door/window jambs.

I made a set. Use the jambs for the fence / wing structure and screw plywood to the bottom (inside of jamb) to set material on to be cut. Removable/ adjustable legs can be easily made. A little fiddling to make the saw/wing connection. Don’t forget to notch wing fence at the saw, allowing for the miter saw fence to expand/contract as needed when changing miter saw bevel settings. Straight, strong, light weight.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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