Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Miter Saw station part 1

I so often show my projects at home.  I figured I would show one from work.  I am responsible for the (wood) shop at work.  For three years now, I have been using my Dewalt sliding compound miter saw on a collapsible Dewalt miter stand.  These stands work in a pinch, but I have a strong dislike for an everyday use. 
With some un-used metal cabinets, left over melamine and birch ply, and some purchased Poplar (Trim&Fence), I put this together.

I am not finished yet.  I decided to use the left 50" cabinet as a router table as well.  Last night I purchased T-Track that I will route and install in the table top.  This will allow my saw and left fence to move forward and backword with a quick release lever.  I will also have a piece that runs the length of the cabinet for add-on like feather boards, guides, etc....

When finished, I will have a highly useable miter station/router table for a fraction of the cost.

When this is done at work, I will have to start on one similar for home!

that is all
carry on


  1. awesome, looks great man! make sure you document all of those features so I can steal your ideas :)

  2. Oh my gosh guys! Take it on the road. To my town. Okay, my house. Pick up Steve & Ericka and Thomas on the way. :)

  3. Looks really great. Out of curiosity, what's the exact model of the DeWalt compound miter saw that you use? How is it working for you?

    Can't wait to see the T-Track in action. Please do post some pictures once the project is 100% finished. Keep it up!

  4. I have Dewalt DW175 miter saw. I have problem with cutting board 90 degree. Do you think I use table miter saw improve cutting boar? I want to décor crib for my daughter