A New Table for the Dual Sliding Compound Miter Saw

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Project by bobdurnell posted 01-27-2010 01:05 AM 8358 views 5 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My LJ brother and I were debating what would be a good base for our sliding miter saws. We both made our own original design but over the years we found flaws. We wanted a sturdy and light base so we thougt of the torsion box approach and then I thought of a hollow core door. That is the white you see in the picture. I placed my saw in the center of the door and screwed it down. The door size is a 1’6” door and my saw which is an LS1013 Makita. The two side tables are made of 1/4” birch plywood and pine. The exact height of the saw table. I made blocks to help orient the base when disassembled. The fence is attached with pan head screws in oval slots for any adjustment. I attached those stick on measuring tapes for reference. The final weight of the base was about 28 pounds. I put the saw horses where they keep the table as flat as possible, there is a little flex in the doors but there is no need for a 2×4 to support the door. The fence sticks out from the table so when It is stored in the vertical position it is stable. I do remove the saw for transporting and storing.

-- bobdurnell, Santa Ana California.

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#1 posted 01-27-2010 02:02 AM

Very nice construction : ) It looks like a perfect size for my little shop : )

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#2 posted 01-27-2010 02:25 AM

Very nice Bob looks super


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#3 posted 01-27-2010 03:24 AM

Thats a nice set up do you have plans for that?

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#4 posted 01-27-2010 05:24 AM

Great job. I need to make one of these for me. You’ve given me some ideas.

By the way – isn’t that Makita saw great. I have one just like it.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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