A Chop-Saw Workstation
A movable table for the compound-miter saw.
We’ve all been there. Nobody likes to use a chop saw on the floor, so the handiest thing around usually gets pressed into service for support duty. Sometimes it’s a cabinet waiting to be installed; often, here in Bermuda, it’s two barrels with a plank in between. Whatever you come up with, it usually doesn’t move around much, so you end up bringing the work to it like a sacrifice to some ancient, immovable god.
When I bought Hitachi’s compound-miter saw, I was determined to break away from this mindless cycle and to build a portable work center that would take advantage of the saw’s many features. As good as the saw is, in order to fully utilize it, you’ll need to bolt it down and provide some sort of infeed system to handle the long stuff. If you use the saw for long periods at…