A Miter Saw Station for Many

August 13th, 2010 by
338 Comments

Sometimes being Woodworker’s Journal’s “Field” Editor, I feel like I’m way, way out in some field. What I mean here is, I’m one step removed from the day-to-day feedback we receive in our home office from readers about what we publish. A lot of mail comes in, but generally I don’t get to see it. I work from home, which is several states away.

Well, thanks to this blog, I’m getting quite a lot of feedback from you regarding the “Ultimate Miter Saw Stand” I built for the June 2010 print issue. It seems to be resonating well with many who are looking for a better place to put their miter saws. Lots of you are asking for a Cutting List to help build it, and I’m happy to forward a PDF to anyone that needs it. Just leave a comment and I’ll send it to you.  Click Here to download the Cutting List.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Due to the enormous amount of interest in this project, we have made the Ultimate Miter Saw Stand (including the plans for the entire project, the Cutting List, the correction listed below, and the plans for optional Scrap Bins) available as a Downloadable Plan in our online store. Click here to purchase and receive the plan immediately!

So, thanks for your interest in the project! When I designed it, I was a bit concerned that its overall size would be too big for many shops. That doesn’t seem to be a problem—or you are changing the proportions as needed to fit your space. Good deal!

Two more things in this regard:

1) Email us a photo of your completed Miter Saw Station if you build it. It’s always fun to show nice reader projects both here on the blog and in the “Letters” section of the print magazine. Your photo might give others a boost to get out there and build one for themselves.

2) There is one mistake in the Sides/Divider Panels drawing on page 42 that I’d like to point out (a reader caught it a while back): the spacing between the two shelf dadoes is 11 1/4″, not 18″ as originally appeared in the print magazine.

Lastly, if there are shop projects you’d like to see us design and build for future print issues, let me know in the comment section below. I’ll be happy to throw them into the collective hopper as we plan for the future. We’re always looking for fresh ideas.

Catch you in the shop,

Chris Marshall, Field Editor

EDITOR’S NOTE: Due to the enormous amount of interest in this project, we have made the Ultimate Miter Saw Stand (including the Cutting List, the correction listed above, and the plans for optional Scrap Bins) available as a Downloadable Plan in our online store. Click here to purchase and receive the plan immediately!

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338 Responses to “A Miter Saw Station for Many”

  1. denis browne says:

    this looks just right for me to put in my new shed as i just lifted my saw onto the work bench please forward plans thank you denis

  2. Boyd says:

    This workstation looks great! Can I please have the PDF as well?

    Thasnks.

    Boyd

  3. william leach says:

    This looks really great. I would love to build the same, Please send the PDF..Thanks a lot.

  4. Chris Marshall says:

    William,

    Please check your email for that cutting diagram.

    Thanks for your interest in the project!

    Best,

    Chris

  5. Chris Marshall says:

    Boyd,

    Please check your email for that cutting diagram.

    Thanks for your interest in the project!

    Best,

    Chris

  6. Chris Marshall says:

    Denis,

    Please check your email for that cutting diagram.

    Thanks for your interest in the project!

    Best,

    Chris

  7. John says:

    I would love the .pdf of these plans. This bench will be perfect for my workshop.

    Thanks,

    John

  8. Chris Marshall says:

    John,

    Please check your email for the Miter Saw Station Cutting Diagram.

    Thanks for inquiring about the project!

    Best,

    Chris

  9. eric says:

    can you send me a plan please. love the bench!!

  10. Chris Marshall says:

    Eric,

    Please check your email for the Miter Saw Station Cutting Diagram. Thanks for inquiring about the project!

    Best,

    Chris

  11. John P. Bennett says:

    Please send me a .pdf file for the plans.

    It is exactly what I have been looking for.

    Thanks,

    John

  12. Will says:

    Please send me the plan, this looks great

  13. Beach Guy says:

    Yes. Please send the PDF cut list. A very practical design. I plan on adding the new 12″ dual bevel glide miter saw. Do you have a plan for a dust collection hood that is large enough and hinged to cover the saw and lock for safety? I have a 2 year-old grand-daughter that is getting very curious.

    Thanks

  14. Cary says:

    Great design. I too have a 12 inch fixed duel bevel Bosch. Will it fit your plans?

  15. Chris Marshall says:

    Cary,

    The Craftsman-brand saw I’ve got on my miter saw station is also dual-bevel, and the project accommodates that feature just fine. You may need to adapt the height of the carriage that slides back and forth and holds the saw in order to fit it to your Bosch, but I don’t see why the rest of the project wouldn’t be suitable for the saw.

    Good luck with the station, and thanks for your interest!

    Best,

    Chris

  16. Chris Marshall says:

    Beach Guy,

    Please check your email for that cutting diagram. We don’t have a plan for a locking hood for a miter saw, but it sounds like a good idea. Could even make your saw less prone to getting stolen. If you design the hood, send photos to the magazine so we can see the result!

    Best,

    Chris

  17. Chris Marshall says:

    Will,

    Please check your email for the Miter Saw Station Cutting Diagram. Thanks for inquiring about the project!

    Best,

    Chris

  18. Chris Marshall says:

    John,

    Please check your email for the Miter Saw Station Cutting Diagram. Thanks for inquiring about it!

    Best,

    Chris

  19. Chris Marshall says:

    Beach Guy,

    Your email address doesn’t appear to be correct. Messages are bouncing back. Please double-check that so I can send you the miter saw station cutting diagram.

    Thanks,

    Chris

  20. Bill S says:

    I would appreciate a copy of the plans. Thank you.

  21. Lawrence says:

    Great Idea I could use in my shop. Please send the PDF so I may get started.
    Thanks

  22. Mitre Saw station is excellent and particularly beneficial with the added mobility. I would appreciate receiving the plans for it. Thanks, Wayne K

  23. Roger says:

    Great looking project! Please send the pdf. Thanks

  24. Wayne Wheeler says:

    Very functional work station…something that I would like to build and tie into my radial arm saw at one end. Please send me a PDF of materials list and any other helps to assist in building this project.

    Thanks,

    Wayne

  25. Chris Marshall says:

    Wayne,

    Please check your email for the Miter Saw Station Cutting Diagram. Thanks for inquiring about it!

    Best,

    Chris

  26. Chris Marshall says:

    Roger,

    Please check your email for the Miter Saw Station Cutting Diagram. Thanks for inquiring about it!

    Best,

    Chris

  27. Chris Marshall says:

    Captain Kruger,

    Please check your email for the Miter Saw Station Cutting Diagram. Thanks for inquiring about it!

    Best,

    Chris

  28. Chris Marshall says:

    Larry,

    Please check your email for the Miter Saw Station Cutting Diagram. Thanks for inquiring about it!

    Best,

    Chris

  29. Chris Marshall says:

    Bill,

    Please check your email for the Miter Saw Station Cutting Diagram. Thanks for inquiring about it!

    Best,

    Chris

  30. Patrick Gauthier says:

    A Miter Saw Station for Many…. Can I please have the PDF as well?

    Thanks.

    Patrick

  31. Brian Hebert says:

    Great looking project! Please send the pdf. Thanks

  32. Craig Russell says:

    Please send me a pdf plan

  33. Jon says:

    This would work perfect in my new workshop/shed. If you could send me the PDF, I’d appreciate it greatly!

  34. Francisco says:

    I found your wonderful this project. I would appreciate the plans.
    Thank you for your attention.

    Francisco

    (Sorry about the flaws in English. I live in Brazil and use google translator)

  35. Ric Smith says:

    Looks just like what I have in my mind, but unable to put it on paper. Just the stand everyone should have. Thanks

    Please sent some plans

    Ric

  36. Chris Marshall says:

    Francisco,

    Please check your email for the Miter Saw Station Cutting Diagram.

    Thanks for inquiring about the project!

    Best,

    Chris

  37. Chris Marshall says:

    Jon,

    Please check your email for the Miter Saw Station Cutting Diagram.

    Thanks for inquiring about the project!

    Best,

    Chris

  38. Chris Marshall says:

    Craig,

    Please check your email for the Miter Saw Station Cutting Diagram.

    Thanks for inquiring about the project!

    Best,

    Chris

  39. Chris Marshall says:

    Brian,

    Please check your email for the Miter Saw Station Cutting Diagram.

    Thanks for inquiring about the project!

    Best,

    Chris

  40. Chris Marshall says:

    Patrick,

    Please check your email for the Miter Saw Station Cutting Diagram.

    Thanks for inquiring about the project!

    Best,

    Chris

  41. robert mullinax says:

    please send me the plans for the Miter Saw Station Cutting Diagram.thanks robert

  42. Chris Marshall says:

    Robert,

    Please check your email for the Miter Saw Station Cutting Diagram. Thanks for inquiring about the project!

    Best,

    Chris

  43. Ken Wulff says:

    I’ve been searching for exactly this project. It seems I’m a little late to the project but would love the cutting diagram for the Mitre station.
    thanks in advance
    Ken Wulff
    ps. I used the recent dovetail jig for a guitar amp case of white pine- worked great.

  44. Chris Marshall says:

    Ken,

    You’re never too late! Please check your email for that Miter Saw Station Cutting Diagram. Thanks for your interest in the project.

    Best,

    Chris

  45. Arthur Goff says:

    Great miter saw station. would love the plans.

    Thanks
    Arthur

  46. stephen rosenberger says:

    Would love to have the pdf. I desperately need a miter saw stand

  47. could u please send me your plans for the miter table i have a table i just built last month but now a drill press and the miter saw can’t share the same table

  48. Chris Marshall says:

    Dean,

    Please check your email for the Miter Saw Station Cutting Diagram. Thanks for inquiring about the project!

    Best,

    Chris

  49. Chris Marshall says:

    Stephen,

    Please check your email for the Miter Saw Station Cutting Diagram. Thanks for inquiring about the project!

    Best,

    Chris

  50. Chris Marshall says:

    Arthur,

    Please check your email for the Miter Saw Station Cutting Diagram. Thanks for inquiring about the project!

    Best,

    Chris

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