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#1 posted 02-18-2019 03:15 PM

+1 on the miter saw station, monopolizing your space. In my shop I have a bench to the left of the saw that is lower than the height of the MS table. When I need support for stock at the saw I have a riser built that is the same height as the MS table, that I can place on the bench. I rarely have more than 20” or so to the left of the blade, when I do need to cut something longer, the MS is on a rolling stand, (not folding) & I angle the saw into the shop to get past the air compressor. For cuts with stop blocks, or other fine cuts I’ve got a few sleds for the TS which are my first choice for any furniture joints.

There are different opinions for drawers vs. wall storage, form my experience I learned that my wall space was much more valuable to me rather than having all of my tools out on pegboard. I found a good deal on a 5’ tall 42” wide tool chest on CL and moved the great majority of my tools into it. Most of the drawers are not very deep so they do not become the “Pits of Despair” and I’ve found it very efficient. Peg boards have now taken all of the tools that do not easily fit into a drawer and of course… just a few clamps…

Make sure to get the space above your roll up door for storage too, I mostly store paint & special use tools, paint, drywall, plumbing etc up there because its a pain in the butt to keep putting the door down to get stuff.

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