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Old 03-11-2010, 04:43 AM   #1
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looking for ideas for a miter saw bench i have the dewalt one but i think its crap any ideas would be great thanks
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Old 03-11-2010, 05:53 AM   #2
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Your review confirmed my thoughts when i saw the free mitersaw bench promo at HD today

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Your right about the dewalt stand, the stand itself isnt bad its the end supports that crap out and cant hold much weight!

Use the search feature there are alot better options out, Trac rac,bosch,makita all have nice stands, But if your looking for home made theres alot of guys on here have some nice contraptions that are worth building !!
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I agree about the no go on the dewalt stands. I'll also add a NO GO on the delta "universal" one as the arm extensions, while built like a tank, sink down the further you go out and the elevations are a real bear to try and adjust. That said, it'd be a good "base" upon which to build some wings, making it a 3-5 piece portable one.

Thus the age old argument over "why not make one and put it on two saw horses?"
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Thus the age old argument over "why not make one and put it on two saw horses?"
Yeah got rid of the dewalt stand and made this. Nothing like haveing 12'support on one side then slid the saw back to the center and have support on each side.

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i think il use 12 ft of a old alum ladder i have and use this as a base for a real master piece of a stand,saw stops ,crown clamps the lot,ive been watching peoples contraptions on hear and im taking notes.

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thanks cole great idea, thats what im going to make, bbg im from sydney australia
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Dewalt stand is ok if your using it on jobsites for quick setups. The wings are a little flimsy. Always wanted to try and mod it by adding some support to wings. Not sure how though.
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Dewalt stand is ok if your using it on jobsites for quick setups. The wings are a little flimsy. Always wanted to try and mod it by adding some support to wings. Not sure how though.

when i had mine i was gonna by the ryobi stand for $99 and use it just for the end supports i came the conlusion that it should fit on the ends with little to no modification!

then i saw a good deal for the trac rac stand and sold the dewalt on craigslist and never looked back
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Here is my invention. An easy inexpensive, collapsable, saw stand, saw horse combo. Made from a sheet of 3/4" plywood, and 2X4's.
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here's mine,built from an old formica bar top,from a basement finish(h.o. was using it as a shelf)
used gary katz' suggestions on his saw bench article,added some rockler T tracks to hold crown stops and various hold down clamps,
so far I like it ,but I've only used it on one job.
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Believe it or not the Rigid miter saw stand is actually pretty nice. I have my makita slider on it and have no complaints. The only thing I wish they sold were attachments for crown and what not.
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My old man grabbed an old BBQ frame on trash day and scabbed some ply on the top, added drawers on it and Bam! "The Work-a-Q" was invented. Patent Pending.
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I guess i must be the only one who hasn't got a stand. I usually just set mine on the floor and use my foot to hold the workpiece at the right height!
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sarcon, ill take my crown molding with some teriyaki sauce
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I guess i must be the only one who hasn't got a stand. I usually just set mine on the floor and use my foot to hold the workpiece at the right height!

...I am sure that works great with 16' lengths of crown molding....
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[QUOTE=Cole82;895543]Yeah got rid of the dewalt stand and made this. Nothing like haveing 12'support on one side then slid the saw back to the center and have support on each side.

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This is one quick & dirty set up Cole but what a great idea
Not as portable as the DeWalt but a hell of a lot more versatile & rugged & a cinch to build
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...I am sure that works great with 16' lengths of crown molding....
I use mine on the ground a lot but, it is set up so that a Sys1 is the same height as the saw bed. I can scatter a couple of the systainers on the ground and have good material support.
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I have the new Ridgid stand for my Ridgid 12" slider ad I like it a lot. Works for me anyway.

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