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Chop Saw Miter Saw Bench

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My new wood shop is finally coming together but one thing I need to build is a bench for my Hitachi chop saw/miter saw.  I've been looking in the usual places for ideas and plans and there are plenty, but was wondering if any of you are head over heels about any particular build.

As always, I appreciate the input!

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If you pre order Marc’s new joinery book by the 16th, you can get a free guild project (mitre station is included). 

The thing I like about his station is no fence. Seems like a great idea. 

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Yeah the no fence thing is nice. Never really understood why people had them to begin with, other than having a wall to keep your junk out of your cutting area.

There are tons of miter station ideas. Mine has always just been on a table i threw together quickly. Just depends on how fancy you want to go.

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I'll just throw this out for your consideration.  I have the DeWalt stand which I use for my Makita SCM, and I have never wished for more.  I had to do minor modifications to fit the Makita (a stack of washers to jack up the height of the lumber supports).  But the whole thing is easy to clean around and move about the shop, and at least once the whole thing has gone to another location temporarily.

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Where is his joinery book at in the store. I’m not seeing it. It’s early though!

I have a portable Hitachi stand with the Hitachi saw. Eventually I want to get a nicer saw that slides out, but this saw will do for now. Then, the Hitachi will be for off-site projects around the property or for future customers. 

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as  you said, there are so many designs out there...... I have only one thing.... you don't need a fence other than the one on the saw... have fun

 

 

 

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Depends on how much work you do with one. If you do a lot of cabinet work a dedicated setup is a need, but if only once here and there a portable chop saw is perfect...If does kill your wall for future options..

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10 hours ago, RonW said:

 Mines not the fanciest. But works well for me.  I can cut 9’ to the left and 20’ to the right. 

Looks like its well organized, nice!

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This is the one I built late last year / early this year.  Didn't have a picture handy but, this is the last video that I did on the bench which shows it fairly well..  It's about 8' on either side of the saw.

 

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9 hours ago, Belle City WW said:

Kev,

You have a fantastic Shop Space!

Thanks!  It's been a long time dream!

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