"A determined soul will do more with a rusty monkey wrench than a loafer will accomplish with all the tools in a machine shop."

Miter Saw Station

Last update: 8 Dec 2009

At 16' feet long, it's a beast. Eventually, there'll be more storage above and below. I also incorporated my benchtop radial drill press. The top is 3/4" MDF with 1/8" tempered hardboard. The framing is regular construction lumber milled straight. The face is radiata pine.
The dust hood is very effective. It'll pull fine particles from several feet away. The shop-made blast gate will eventually have a magnetic switch to start the dust collector when it's opened. The dust hose just ties into the body of the duct.
The center 3' section of the fence is removable, so I can make other zero-clearance inserts. The dropped section was made low so I could mill spacer blocks to fine-tune the saw height to the sides. The saw's miter lock just clears the back. When I need to tilt the saw, it only takes a couple seconds to swing the saw around and reach it.



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