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Forum topic by Abbott posted 1902 days ago 15318 views 4 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Abbott

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1902 days ago

As I put my new shop together I have a spot picked out along one wall for a miter saw bench. I am thinking it would be nice to set the bench up with an accurate scale to use like the fence on my table saw, maybe something like this one:

Miter saw fence/stop

Or a homemade version a T track and slide?

I plan to keep my old saw on its portable stand for doing work outside of the shop so my new miter saw bench would be built-in. What have you found while building your miter saw station that you like to use? Dimensions? What do you like or dislike about your current set-up? Would you do anything different when you build the next one?

-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣


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Abbott

2570 posts in 1907 days


#1 posted 1902 days ago

I found this one here at LJ http://lumberjocks.com/projects/8227

It looks to be very well done.

-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

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#2 posted 1902 days ago

Home built

-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

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#3 posted 1902 days ago

Nice set up

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#4 posted 1902 days ago

This looks like a good setup by Kreg:

Miter saw stop

Here is the page from Tool King

-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

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#5 posted 1902 days ago

built a 14 ft miter saw workstation and used the Kreg system. I have been extremely satisfied with it. Miter saws throw a lot of dust around and it is important to be able to contain it. The best addition to it was adding a large lexan dust collection hood and connecting it to my dust collector. This made it virtually dust free.

miter saw station

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#6 posted 1901 days ago

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#7 posted 1901 days ago

I have a similar set-up using the Kreg system, except that I used an addtional piece of track on the left side. Mine will cut just over 4 1/2’ on the right and nearly 8’ on the left. It is built onto a cabinet that is five feet wide.
SCMS bench

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