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Project by Erik Dills posted 11-10-2019 04:24 PM 2625 views 4 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made a miter saw station with 2 drawer banks, 2 adjustable shelf sections and a section in the middle for a shop vac for the miter saw. Also there are 2 upper cabinets for more tool storage. The base of the station is made of 2 sheets of 1/2” plywood with 2×4’s glued with liquid nails and screwed in between. It sits on six 4” swivel casters. On the back side I made storage for 6 or so sheets of plywood and a rack for hardwood lumber. I got the idea from an article I read and did some modifications to the layout.

Wired 2 sets of outlets behind the miter saw for power. One to power the miter saw and one to power the shop vac. I plan on putting in an auto switch so when the miter saw comes on the shop vac automatically comes on and turns off a few seconds after the miter saw stops.

The drawers are on full extension glides. The right side set of drawers is for routers and other small power tools in the bottom drawer with router bits above. While the left set is for small accessories and jigs. Put a power strip with usb outlets in the top drawer for charging my various devices.

The upper cabinets have dado’s for dividers. Also mounted a 4 foot LED light over the saw.

Used the Kreg Precision Track & Stop Kit for the stops on the miter saw.

-- Wood, it's what runs through my veins.

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#1 posted 11-10-2019 05:09 PM

Very nice. I’ve been trying to decide on a design for my shop.

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#2 posted 11-10-2019 05:16 PM

That’s perfect. Boy do I wish I had room for something like that!

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#3 posted 11-10-2019 05:28 PM

Very nice miter saw station….Well thought out. Looks like you’ve got everything you need at hand. Good job…..!!

-- " There's a better way.....find it"...... Thomas Edison.

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#4 posted 11-10-2019 06:05 PM

nice set up, my to do list keeps getting longer

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#5 posted 11-10-2019 07:07 PM

A step or two beyond deluxe, I would say.

-- WWBBJ: It is better to be interesting and wrong, than boring and right.

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#6 posted 11-10-2019 09:16 PM

Looks like a great work station.

-- Petey

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#7 posted 11-10-2019 10:19 PM

Yes that is deluxe.Very nice.

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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#8 posted 11-11-2019 02:42 AM

Deluxe might be selling this project a tad bit short…that is super deluxe at the very least… well done!!!

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#9 posted 11-12-2019 06:33 PM

Outstanding!! Congrats…you will get decades of use out of that!!

-- Mike

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#10 posted 11-13-2019 12:19 PM

Erik, I don’t even know where to start complimenting you on the miter stations. It is beautiful, well designed, well made and probably the envy of all on this site.

Thanks for sharing.


-- Puddy and paint make me what a carpenter I aint.

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#11 posted 11-14-2019 02:14 AM

Love the lumber rack. Nice job

-- Joel, Poway

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#12 posted 11-16-2019 09:23 PM

Erik, nice job and congratulations on your ‘Daily Top 3’ award.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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