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Like my profile says, everything in my shop needs to be compact. So I took ideas from several different projects I had seen and came up with this folding miter saw table. It has two wings that fold down to the sides. Each wing has a Kreg track mounted on the top for precise, no measuring needed, repeatable cuts.

There is built-in dust collection (notice the cool, lighted green button on the top surface) which does a decent job using a 5HP shop vac below. And there's still room for a bit of storage underneath as well. And since I was running electrical to this table, I added an additional outlet on the side. You'll need to make sure the power cord, outlets, etc. can all handle the expected load. And don't forget to provide some ventilation on the back for the shop vac. The first time I turned it on it blew the doors open…hilarious.

The whole thing is on locking casters so I can push it out of the way when it's not needed.

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Wow… This has to be one of the better designs I have seen for a chop / miter saw station. What did you use for the wing hinges?

Great design and great work!
 

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Thanks Chris. I just used piano hinges for the wings and the legs. Many of the ideas came out of this book if you want to get more details.
 

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Love it. I'm in a tight shop, so I like the design in that it is full-size, yet able to be stored in a small opening. I also like the enclosed cabinet for the vac. I'm wondering if it muffles the vac much? My Shop Vac is much loader than my dust collector. I'd love some type of insulated cabinet if it would really do much. Have you noticed much difference with the doors closed vs. open?
 

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The shop vac is a little quieter inside the cabinet. These cabinet doors have 1/4" panels though so they don't block much. Now that I've learned how to do raised panels I might make some new ones. You could also add some insulation to the interior.
 

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Great design. Where'd you get the green lighted switch?
 

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Excellent. I'm definitely going to borrow from your design!
 

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Great job!

Thanks for the post

Callum
 

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HI Dan;

This is very familiar to a cabinet I built for my job site miter saw.

Much like your's my extension wings are hinged, but they are extendable via sliding dovetails on the bottom of the extensions. I also used aluminum telescoping legs for height adjustments.

Inside the cabinet are drawers for the nail guns, nails, and typical trim out tools. The compressor sat in the bottom of the cabinet.

Since the unit is on lockable wheels, we can roll it from room to room. It really sped up the trim out process.

Great post.

Lee
 

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Great looking work station. Very good build
 

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I was wondering about the sexy green button, too. It is a provocative execution-giving me lots of ideas, too! Thanks for sharing!
 

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Nice workstation. I haven't been using my MITRE saw when I should because I really don't have the room to set it up right. Something like this would help out a lot. i really like the good ideas I get from fellow woodworkers on this site.
 

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Very nice workcenter. Thanks for sharing,
 

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That is a great solution to limited shop space. Thank you for sharing.
 

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For anyone else interested, I got the cool green push button here

They're not cheap, but these are pretty industrial strength switches. I'm expecting it to last for years.
 

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Hi neighbor…....., nice setup for your chopsaw.
 

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A very nice project!
 

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Very innovative use of the Kreg Track and Stop Kit, Dan. Wow, I'd really like to see a video of those wings folding up and how everything secures together. Thanks very much for sharing!
 

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Looks super
 
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