Mitersaw Stand

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Project by JPCruising posted 06-20-2017 01:16 AM 2608 views 22 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Decided to replace my old radial arm saw with a Festool Kapex 120, which meant tearing out and moving the old radial arm setup and building a replacement stand for the new mitersaw. After searching the forums and Pintrest I took bits and pieces from different stands I saw and came up with this. I wanted to hook the Kapex up to my Oneida cyclone collector and knew that I wanted a fence system with stops. Decided to use the Kreg mitersaw fence system and purchased plywood and drawer slides from local cabinet supply shop. I am using a couple of shop projects to improve my skill in building and fitting drawers before tackling a project for my home office. Overall I am very pleased with the outcome and I am looking forward to utilizing all those drawers.

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#1 posted 06-20-2017 02:04 AM

An excellent build. This will be a nice addition to your workshop!! Good idea to get some practice on making drawers on a project like this. I do it all the time and it pays off!

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#2 posted 06-20-2017 01:28 PM

thats a nice setup one of the best ive seen here,that should take you well into the future.let me say welcome to lumber jocks,hope you enjoy it here.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#3 posted 06-20-2017 01:38 PM

Thanks for the welcome Larry, I have been a long time hobbyist woodworker and used to be active on Badger Pond forums back in the day. Haven’t been as active in woodworking for last 9 yrs. (got into photography in a major way) but clearing out the shop and reworking things as I am back to making things. Now to balance two hobbies with a full time job.

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#4 posted 06-20-2017 02:01 PM

funny i used to be big in photography and now balance my hobbies of wood working and gardening with a full time job.we always find the time for what we love.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#5 posted 06-20-2017 03:05 PM

This is a great miter saw base and will be a wonderful addition to your shop.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#6 posted 06-20-2017 04:16 PM

Really an outstanding setup and a job well done.

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#7 posted 06-20-2017 04:27 PM

Very clean. Sweet station. I am curious how the perforated dust collection method works. I have a miter station build in progress and really cant decide on how to build the dust collection. I’m just not crazy about the giant hood method.

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#8 posted 06-20-2017 04:37 PM

The Festool Kapex 120 has very good dust collection built in and I have a 3” hose reduced down to fit the elbow on the saw. While planning my miter station I saw another person’s station where they drilled all those holes to capture stray dust that was not captured through the dust port on the saw. I have a sloped floor below the top with a 4” elbow out the back. So far it is working well, I don’t capture 100% but I have very little to clean up at the end of the day. I still need to add a back splash to the back of the cabinet.

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#9 posted 06-20-2017 05:45 PM

Downdraft table under the miter saw. Very clever. The whole set up is well thought out and looks great. Loads of storage too.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#10 posted 06-20-2017 06:06 PM

Thanks for the comments, I am planning to make some dividers for the drawers to better utilize the space. I went with 22” full extension soft close drawer slides, my wife is jealous as her kitchen drawers aren’t soft close. Pointed out this is “practice” before I redo the kitchen drawers

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#11 posted 06-20-2017 08:00 PM

Wow, That is a real nice Miter saw setup!!


-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#12 posted 06-20-2017 11:21 PM

Great job, looks very well planned out

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#13 posted 06-20-2017 11:54 PM

Great job. Very well thought out.

-- You have to go on and be crazy. Craziness is like heaven - Jimi Hendrix

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#14 posted 06-21-2017 12:54 AM

Very nice! Excellent job!

-- K. Stone “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” ― Benjamin Franklin

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#15 posted 06-22-2017 04:40 AM

Nice build, nice saw too! your going to love it. Check out my projects and let me know if my mitersaw station came up on your pintrist search. Thanks for posting.

-- Every project is an opportunity to acquire new tools and any solution that requires buying a new tool is the correct one.

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