Miter saw height

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Forum topic by Clarence posted 10-15-2011 06:07 AM 5751 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-15-2011 06:07 AM

I understand that this question has no one ‘right’ answer, but: what does the average-height woodworker consider the best height from the floor to the deck of your miter saw?

-- Getting old is a good thing, but being old kinda stinks.

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#1 posted 10-15-2011 07:05 AM

Mine is 4’ I like it because it’s easy to see the lines and watch the cut. I don’t like to stoop over.

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#2 posted 10-15-2011 07:24 AM

Mine is about 42” for the same reasons Gary stated. I assuming he’s taller than I am. After all, he lives in Texas, the second largest state in the Union (although as a fellow Texan by birth, I was taught not to count the icecubes in my martini).


-- Steve in KY. 44 years so far with my lovely bride. Think I'll keep her.

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#3 posted 10-15-2011 07:27 AM

I like ‘em up there, too. I’ve got all of my equipment at least 42” (except the table saw). Routers are at 44” and 45”. The band saw is 50”.

Put it where you are comfortable with it, but be safe.

-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia

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#4 posted 10-15-2011 02:49 PM

I have to agree with David. Make it where it is comfortable for you. I would just stack somathing up that will hold the saw up. Then measure the height and go from there.

Good Luck.

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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