Miter saw cart with wings and air compressor below

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Project by Holbs posted 02-26-2017 01:49 AM 3251 views 3 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After different attempts at finding a home for my Bosch miter saw, I decided to rely on the proven method with fold down / swing out wings. Each corner has 2×4’s laminated together with a 3/4” dado about 5/8” deep for the plywood walls and 2×4 across the front top and bottom. I wanted this cart to be STURDY as I have had too much experience with flimsy bowing & flexing carts I’ve made in the past. I had in my possession 2 ‘ol Rockler drill press fences that I kept around just for this occasion which I can get more longer rods as an option if needed to extend the fence and stop waaaaay out. Also, the wings themselves are torsion box construction saved from my ‘ol fliptop jointer/planer stand.
Underneath, I placed my 12 gallon air compressor with a 3/8” retractable hose reel and sound panels. I can now actually have a conversation in my shop without earmuffs with this thing running :) It’s not 20 decibels quiet but it makes a big difference. This is not a 100% airtight sealed enclosure but heat will be generated so bought a ventilation fan to expel the air. Will have to keep watch to see if more air intakes are needed.
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#1 posted 02-26-2017 02:55 AM

nice design holbs,great space saver should serve you very well.2 thumbs up.

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#2 posted 02-26-2017 06:30 PM

Did you put an extension on the tank drain? Less likely to “forget” to drain the water is the drain is within easy reach.

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#3 posted 02-26-2017 07:36 PM

Joe, everytime after use I always drain the tank. I thought this is what you were suppose to do :) I was told through the week that I do not have to do this every time. Hmph. I need to extend the drain yes and also add a filter. On my “to do list” for this air compressor.

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