I used to have a miter saw where I worked many years ago. A co-worker helped me cut up and weld a couple of vice-grip welding clamps to the frame. I added a rubber stick-on table leg pad to the clamps to avoid marring the stock and I had quick release clamps that held their settings between cuts and that were spring loaded to stay out of the way when not in use. I wanted to add two more clamps at the ends of the fence to hold stop-blocks when making repeated cuts but I never got around to that. Here is what the clamps look like:
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