Folding Mitre Saw Station

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Project by KMT posted 01-31-2012 11:41 PM 41547 views 109 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I recently replaced my old King 10” mitre saw with a new Bosch 12” Glide Dual compound saw.
I wanted to house it in a cabinet that I could move as needed, and that would fold down to save space when not in use. I did not want a ready made folding unit. After much searching the web as well as going through all of my magazines ( I knew I had seen this stand somewhere in a magazine ) I decided on this design. The article with partial plans was published in the winter 2009 annual issue of Tools & Shops, by Fine Woodworking.

I chose this design because it folds down to a compact 52” width but fully extended is 127” wide. I really like the Smart Stop system for measuring and the ability to easily set it up for repetetive cuts.
Each fence extends out 15”, from 31” to 46” when you want to set up for extra long pieces.
I still plan to add a small vacuum in the cabinet as well as a door to enclose the front.

As for the Bosch Gliding Saw. I love this saw. It makes me realize what I was missing. I now use it all the time. I really like the fact that I can park it up against the wall with only 16” behind the fence!

A very satisfying project that will become a much used machine.

-- - Martin

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#1 posted 02-01-2012 12:02 AM

Good job, gotta love the kreg stop system for repeat cuts. I am curious how much movement there is in the new Bosch slide system. After you have had a chance to use the saw for a while please let us know all the details.

-- JJ - Northern Illinois

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#2 posted 02-01-2012 12:30 AM

Great looking miter saw station

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#3 posted 02-01-2012 12:35 AM

That is a beauty. How high is the table? What material? Very cool.

-- The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools. Confucius, 经过艰苦的努力的梦想可以成真

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#4 posted 02-01-2012 02:23 AM

That’s a real beauty that’s going to give you lots of good service for years to come.


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#5 posted 02-01-2012 04:15 AM

KMTsilvitech, I got the same saw for christmas. I just love it but I just can’t part with my old radial arm saw. Once I get the miter saw stand built I may change my mind. I haven’t desided on the design but I sure like yours. This Is a thing of beauty. Have you given any thought of a dust hood?

-- Denis in Grande Prairie. Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mistery, but today is a gift. That is why it is called the present.....Pink !

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#6 posted 02-01-2012 06:11 AM

that is awesome, I wish I could afford the Bosch saw :-( I’m sure that soon the others will copy the design.

I love the miter stand, I hope to build one soon. I need some more wall space in my garage.

-- - Dave ; Austin, TX

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#7 posted 02-01-2012 06:16 AM

This is great! Especially for a small shop! This is definitely on the list of homemade shop benches if/when I have my own shop!

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#8 posted 02-01-2012 07:08 AM

This a the Bad Boy of saws! I used this one at the Vegas show. The arm not having sliders on it stop it from getting clogged with saw dust. Bosh was going to make a 10 inch version but decided not too. The articulating arm is the way to go. Takes up less room and very smooth. Congrats to you on both the saw and nice job on the stand!

I like your buddy hanging out on her or his pillow. My lab prefers to lie in the saw dust for some reason LOL

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#9 posted 02-01-2012 12:55 PM

I got rid of my Radial arm saw and bought a Hitachi 12 inch compound miter last year. It is just sitting on a saw horse, but I use it all the time. This project is on my list to build and the sliding fence is a wonderful idea. Looks great.

-- -Todd

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#10 posted 02-01-2012 03:38 PM

Wow. I’m jealous of the stand AND the saw. I built panels and a table top that hang on french cleats for my mitre saw and I hate it! It has achieved the paradoxical status of too much movement and no flexibility. I want to build this cart with big tires on it so I can wheel in out into my yard.

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#11 posted 03-04-2012 10:36 PM

That is very nice. You have gotta love that saw. Wish I had one like it.

-- Dave, W.V.

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#12 posted 05-15-2012 11:17 PM

Looks good like mine only movable.

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#13 posted 06-19-2012 05:08 PM

Martin, thanks for pointing to your projects. Your stand looks great. Mine is going to be built in, in fact it is almost done and I will be posting it soon.

-- Steve in Oregon,

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#14 posted 01-06-2014 01:28 AM


I really like this design. Is there a chance I can get some plans from you? I am just getting into woodworking and would like to have the proper tables for my saws and routers. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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#15 posted 01-06-2014 09:11 PM

This is bad ass and I’d love to get the drawing plans for it. How do I get the drawings for this?

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