New Yankee Miter Bench Vs. Utimate Tool Stand #7: Miter Saw Installation

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Blog entry by scarpenter002 posted 12-28-2013 11:56 PM 50787 reads 14 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Built and installed the platform for my Miter Saw today:

Similar to my bench tops, the platform is a torsion box, made of 3/4 plywood tops, bottoms, and grid work. The grid work is 2 3/4” wide and attached to the top piece with glue and pocket hole screws. The bottom is face screwed to the grid. I also installed 1” X 1/8” steel strips to the bottom to provide support for the levelers:

The levelers are installed on the cabinets to allow for various platforms to be leveled:

Next up, the extended fences for my miter saw.

Thanks for reading.

-- Scott in Texas

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#1 posted 12-29-2013 12:25 AM

That looks like a good system. Sure beats the factory stock supports on my miter saw.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#2 posted 11-23-2014 04:28 AM

Would love to see how this turned out! Any more pics or did you have to leave the country for a long time again?

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#3 posted 03-22-2015 08:06 PM

One question I have is what stops the thing from sliding back and forth, getting it out of align with the table top fence?

-- Jim, Michigan

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#4 posted 01-13-2018 11:24 PM

I love this idea. No need to rebuild it if you buy a different saw. Great idea

-- Lucky to get paid for what I love to do. Make sawdust.

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#5 posted 03-05-2019 01:48 AM

I like the method for leveling the saw with the table. I plan to use it in my project but with a clamp to hold the position and lock the height.

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