JayMel


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Re: UPDATE: Ultimate Miter-Saw Stand -- And the Winner is...

My miter saw stand is based on the design in FW #209 p52-57. Portability is essential in my basement shop not only to put the saw where I need it but to clean around and behind it when I am done. Although I do not have the Bosch miter saw in the article, I sized the stand to hold it when I upgrade from my Makita. (Luckily, this new one will fit as well). Dust collection is an important feature that is missing. Miter saws have dust collection/vacuum ports but dust does not always go where the designer intended it to. I am planning a dust hood addition to my stand to help contain the stray dust that does not go where it should. I also chose laminated wings for easy cleaning. Left over counter top pieces from my old kitchen made this and easy addition. I have the vacuum enclosed under the saw for noise control and an easily reachable power strip to turn on the vacuum. The fold down and expandable wings are handy as are the hold downs and stops for safety and accuracy. All in all this was a nice addition to the previous situation of fixing the saw in one part of the shop. Now I can move it wherever I need it and tuck it away when I am done.