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Old stand..New life!

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With the purchase of a new Kapex comes my desire to better the stand situation. We have three stands, two of these and a Ridgid suv stand. The Ridgid has our 718 mounted to it and it will stay there.

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The stands use clamps. Currently we have them somewhat permanent to the saw. I want the ability to take just the Kapex if a job is small and I don't want to lug around the stand. Plus with the brackets, the height is off to use sys1 for work support if I choose to.

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I made an mdf base to attach the Kapex. Drilled holes for the rubber feet to drop into. To screw the Kapex to the base I used these inserts. They are a 1/4-20 thread and we have a ton laying around.

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Drilled all the holes the Kapex base has so I can screw it down where ever I want, although I will prob use the front two and the back two. Installed them from the bottom so they can't pull out of the mdf.

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Used a Philips 1/4-20 cap screw to attach the saw. I wanted to use an Allen head that matched the allen tool on the saw, but a 1/4-20 is a smaller than that. Who doesn't have a Philips somewhere close...

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Next I am starting on my fence extensions to work with the v-groove in the Kapex base. I am thinking t-track incorporation and a tape measure as a part of it all. Think fiscally savvy UG stand...
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So here's where I am at...still needs work...but I like having ample flat surface on either side vs. just point supports. I am going to add a back fence of some kind. Maybe with a t-track for a tape measure and stop. Also I need to re-work the clamp. The left side is a little more problematic due to the miter finder storage.

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Rustbucket said:
Here is one I did a few months ago.
I like it! It is what I am going for. Do you find having the fence line up causes any issue if your trim is bowed?
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