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Forum topic by Shawn Masterson posted 03-26-2014 03:14 PM 739 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Shawn Masterson

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03-26-2014 03:14 PM

I am currently in the middle of rearranging 3/4 of my shop. In doing so I am moving/rebuilding my miter saw bench. I have an older Dewalt slider. I want to have 8” in front of the fence. My dilemma (I’m sure many have) is whether to set the cabinets 32” from the wall to the front or push them back to the wall and frame a hole in the wall and enclose it for weather. If I go with the hole no one will ever see it from the outside, and it would be perfect for a DC shroud. It will protrude into my lean to where my firewood is stored. I wondered what you guys thought and how many of you have framed the hole in the wall. I know there are other saws available, but they are not an option. I love dewalt. I have tried and used many brands, but anything that has a handle different from the dewalt just feels wrong in my hands. I have looked at the Kapex and even though it is just about the nicest saw on the market the handle would stop me from ever owning one.
thanks for your help

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#1 posted 03-26-2014 03:54 PM

I think I saw a setup where the user could pull the whole
rig forward several inches for use, then push it back for

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#2 posted 03-26-2014 11:32 PM

I gave moblie a thought when I first looked a revamping the bench, but I don’t think mobile works with 21’ long bench. also I think if I were going to go with the mobile route I would just use the stand I have setup for on site work. I want it to be able to support a 12’ board to the left of the blade. In my shop (26×30) I generally make mouldings, bookcases, and cabinets. The Sawyer I get my material from generally saws 9’, and 13’ logs. Because of this I have My TS, planer, jointer, and chopsaw all setup it fit at least 12’ material. I am prepared to commit to a permanent station where I can walk up and slap a 12’ 2×12 down and start whacking away without having to jockey anything around.

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