Full-Service Mitersaw Station

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Build a stand that supports the workpiece and catches the dust.

Builder: Chuck Hedlund

A mitersaw ranks as one of the hardest-working machines in most workshops; unfortunately, it’s also one of the messiest. This custom mitersaw stand not only helps you make the most of your saw but also keeps sawdust under control.

Starting with an easy-to-build plywood box, we’ve added folding extension tables with integral sliding stops to make long cuts more manageable and accurate. We’ve also designed an innovative metal dust hood with a vacuum port to catch sawdust as it’s thrown by the saw. (With some simple modifications, this pivoting hood can be retrofitted onto most saw stands. To outfit your stand with the hood, jump ahead to page 24.) Locking casters allow you to roll out your saw when and where it’s needed and then store it against the wall when it’s not. Last but not least, the large plastic bin collects cutoffs for your next woodworking project or for use in your woodstove.

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