Miter Stand, Rolling with fold down outriggers

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Project by Bob A in NJ posted 09-11-2008 02:43 AM 4531 views 14 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch


I made this one a few weeks ago while taking a few hours off from the Hope Chest. I got this idea from my buddy Winfield. Simple construction and really handy roll around tool stand for a garage workshop. MDF and scrap wood construction. Solid oak face frame joined with Kreg Screws, Took about 1 1/2 hours to make.

This saw is the cheapie $99 version from Home Depot. It works fine and you can’t beat the price and size. Accuracy is dead on. I wish it had a two stage start button. It’s easy to turn this on while adjusting the angle.

Bob Sept 10, 2008

-- Bob A in NJ

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#1 posted 09-11-2008 03:49 AM

Nice job Bob;

Next time your at the shop, remind me to show you the one we take to job sites.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#2 posted 09-11-2008 04:49 AM

It’s so much nicer making your own shop tables and cabinets, satisfying even.

-- Respect your shop tools and they will respect you - Ric

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#3 posted 09-11-2008 04:53 AM

Very nice Bob. Great job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#4 posted 09-11-2008 04:53 AM

Looks like a great workstation. Thanks for sharing, Bob.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#5 posted 09-11-2008 03:38 PM

This is a nice job, Bob. I like the idea of the fold down extensions. My miter saw stand span is just short of 9’ and it takes some maneuvering to get it in and out of the garage since it only has a total clearance of about 4”. It works fine when I am working on long pieces but does present a challenge to move it around. I may have to look into reducing the extensions and adding supports as you have done.

Thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#6 posted 09-11-2008 06:48 PM

Really nice… this is on my list of to-do’s for shop furniture.

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#7 posted 09-12-2008 12:45 AM

Very nice – do you have any pictures of how the outriggers are hinged and braced? How do you keep them aligned?

-- Derek, Bremerton WA --

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#8 posted 09-12-2008 10:48 PM

Bob, the stand looks good.. a very useful addition to that saw. I have the same one and have plans t build it a stand just need to get at it. Thanks for showing yours off.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#9 posted 09-14-2008 02:28 PM

Derek, The outriggers are held up with the French Cleast system. Take a few blocks of wood, cut a 45 degree angle on them and attach as shown. Then cut the outriggers with 45 degree cuts to the correct length.

-- Bob A in NJ

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#10 posted 09-14-2008 04:18 PM

That’s a nice rig. Very smart with the french cleats. Is there on-board storage for the down-riggers in the rolling mode? Dead flat and with storage…good job.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over two decades.

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Bob A in NJ

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#11 posted 09-15-2008 01:36 AM


The outriggers fold down with hinges and they are supported by 3/4×3 x 20” support pieces. When not using the supports, they hang on a nail on each side.

Glad you like it.

-- Bob A in NJ

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#12 posted 12-14-2008 07:45 PM

I have that same saw, and I swear by it. Have done 100’s upon 100’s of feet of trim, and the miters always come out just right. I like your workstation. I need to make something so that mine isn’t just sitting on my workbench.

-- kevinjunior

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