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Ultimate Miter Saw Stand - Downloadable Plan

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10101-WJ156
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For all sorts of cross- and angle-cutting tasks, a miter saw is a woodworker's friend. But, to really maximize its potential, you need a good home base for your saw - and that's what this project delivers. The stand is a full 8 ft. long, in order to provide generous support tables on either side of the saw. They'll help you cut down long stock with ease. The support table fences are equipped with Kreg's aluminum track system and flip stop, for setting up precise cutoff lengths or carrying out repetitive cutting jobs.


You'll also notice that the saw is mounted on a center platform that slides back and forth and locks in place. It enables you to mount a backup board directly to the saw's metal fences for tearout free cutting, then align the saw flush with the project's fixed fences. When you need to tilt the machine for bevel cuts, just pull the platform forward of the fences and tip the saw as usual. No versatility lost here.

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(1) Downloadable Ultimate Miter Saw Stand Plan
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Great plans, well laid out easy to follow.
July 1, 2018
Purchased
3 months ago
Great project
The project would have been great as drawn and designed, but what's the fun in that. I made a couple of small changes. Doors over all the shelf openings and pull out drawers on guides instead of bins. Also, I extended the back panel up about an inch to create a lip in the back so things wouldn't roll off.
I made a few adjustments to the overall design.  It would have been great as drawn.
Added lip to the back so things wouldn't roll off.
Doors on all the shelves
January 6, 2018
Purchased
9 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Worked
Going in I knew Iwas not going to be able to use the exact dimensions of the plan due to shop and equipment constraints. Iwas looking at plan after plan trying to incorporate elements of each into my final and succeeded in just confusing myself into "writers block". The fundamentals of this plan got me started and kept me from getting dangerously creative along the way other than a few alternate methods to cover my lack of assets such as a biscuit joiner. As a word of warning, the writer is not kidding when he says this plan is simple but BIG. It was more work than I anticipated and I didn't do it all. Nevertheless, I now have a solid addition to my shop that should outlast me. As a word of advice, because this is a substantial investment of time, don't chince on the material. Maple is a great idea for looks, durability and pride of ownership. It looks and works great in spite of the mistakes I made along the way. I do not regret getting this plan.
November 23, 2017
Purchased
11 months ago
Miter Saw Stand from Rockler Plans (Revised)
Product recommended. Completed project needs to be modified from original Rockler plan for individual space and utilization objectives.
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Completed Stand
June 1, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Pattern for Miter Saw just what I wanted
I have been needing a miter saw stand for some time now. and this patter is just the ticket . can't wait to get started on it!
May 24, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Beautiful mitre saw bench
I had a blast building this unit. Plans are crystal clear. My only suggestion would be to use drawer glides on the mitre saw platform. These plans call for the platform to slide back and forth on the wood panel beneath it. With the weight of the mitre saw it's much too heavy to move easily without glides. I use my saw much more frequently now. The Kreg t bar and stop are very useful for repetitive cuts.
April 22, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Great Place to start
After spending way to long on building this bench, i am very happy with the outcome. The plans saved a huge amount of time and i was able to spend the time saved plus quite a few hours more modifying
the Bench for my particular needs. I added a few extra feet resulting in a lenght of more than 14"-00" Added cupboards doors in place of the open shelving and sculpted & cast some large skull head for door pulls, to add some character ( see image). All in all i spent around 24 hours in total. Looking forward to my next Rockler Pans project
Skulls
Cut Off Bench
September 29, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Great work center
Built it and it is a great work center
August 6, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Ultimate Miter Saw Stand - Downloadable Plan
I had a hard time trying to buy the plan because I am not in the US.
but now I have the plan, I can figure out an idea as I don't had a place to put it in when complete, but I may yet built it in 2-3 parts with wheels.
July 8, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Ultimate Miter Saw Stand Plans
The plans are very good and well detailed- I modified mine to make a skinnier unit to fit into a smaller area. I added a Ridgid 10" sliding miter saw and a vacuum activated through the power switch- the switch and vac work fine but I need to modify the saw for better vacuum pick up of the sawdust. Also I added a layer of formica to the top of the wings to make it last longer. Good plans, good design- just buy them already!
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June 10, 2016
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
Well, I liked the adjustable saw table and the quality appearance.
Brenton R on Sep 21, 2018
My current arrangement is pitiful
William N on Sep 16, 2018
Well, I liked the adjustable saw table and the quality appearance.
Brenton R on Sep 21, 2018
I have needed a miter saw workstation for a long time and this plan looks fantastic!
Todd C on Sep 20, 2018
My current arrangement is pitiful
William N on Sep 16, 2018
I need a Miter Saw Station, as I am just starting my woodworking shop
T H on Sep 11, 2018
b/c i am new to wood working and I want to build a functional miter table.
Prem G on Aug 28, 2018
looking to upgrade my current shop with better table top control of tools and workspace. These plans appear to fit the bill.
Alan S on Aug 7, 2018
I am in the process of building my shop and I know I need a great bench to maximize the use of my miter saw. This plan looks like it will work really well for me.
Tony B on Jul 13, 2018
I needed assistance in desiging one
Val Z on Jun 23, 2018
Like the design
Jeffrey D on May 10, 2018
I just bought a new miter saw and the dimension for this table will fit in my space when not in use. I like it has rollers.
Robert S on Apr 7, 2018
my saw is on a portable stand right now, this will give me more usable storage and takes up the same amount of space the stand did.
Richard W on Apr 6, 2018
Looks like a very good plan for my shop. Nice size and good extra details.
Jeff B on Apr 1, 2018
Re-arranging my workshop and I have been trying to decide what to do with my chop saw.
Ronald P on Feb 20, 2018
Need to build one for my son. This seems to fit the bill. May have to modify it a little.
Ramon A on Feb 15, 2018
I chose this plan because it looks like it will be exactly what I need for my secondary mitre saw.
Christopher B on Jan 28, 2018
Because I want to build this. Its the best one if have seen.
Paul S on Jan 14, 2018
Because I have a Miter Saw that I use quite often.
Robert B on Jan 10, 2018
interested in it for my shop
rell3d - on Dec 28, 2017
I need to build a good miter saw station, I hope the plans are not in magazine format.
Jamie O on Dec 19, 2017
where i use to live in westbrook ME and dealt with you from time to time at the so. portland store. saw this plan on your website liked it and ordered it. i'm building a new miter saw work bench in my new 12ft x 20ft shed and that would work for me.
wayne c on Dec 18, 2017
fairly good reviews with ideas for modifications
splinter on Dec 17, 2017
Because
Allen C on Dec 15, 2017
I am considering building one.
Mary Karen R on Dec 14, 2017
I am in the process of remodeling my workshop. One wall will contain my chop saw station with storage below. These plans are exactly what I envisioned for my shop.
KEITH C on Dec 5, 2017
Need a miter saw table
Theodore T on Nov 10, 2017
Looked like a good make-sense plan
Scott S on Oct 31, 2017
Currently using a radial arm saw that did not produce the desired results. I have a 12" slide miter saw on a portable site dolly, but it is too big for my shop. After looking a these plans and watching video I can build this, with a minor modification, and make better products with my miter saw.
Kelly F on Oct 22, 2017
To build a stand and work bench for my Miter Saw.
William C on Sep 22, 2017
I saw the plans pop up when I logged onto the Rockler website and liked the design, the price was reasonable, and I tried to order it. The order page was slightly difficult because I didn't realize it wanted me to check the item in a small box above the information. A call to the 800 # solved the problem.
Darrel K on Aug 23, 2017
because of the size
Steve C on Jul 27, 2017
Needed something for my 12" miter saw. This looked useful. I'll modify it to fit my specific needs but it's a better fit then pulling out a 6' folding table every time I want to use my big saw.
KENNETH D on Jul 2, 2017
Needed a good base platform for my projects and the Miter saw.
Ron S on Jun 27, 2017
Simplistic design and it fit the parameters of what I am looking for...mobility, storage, and functionality.
Nick J on May 19, 2017
want to build a table for my Saw.. Started woodworking
MARC O on May 12, 2017
I watched the YouTube video and liked the looks of this cabinet.
Dave R on May 9, 2017
I like the basic design
Timothy C on Apr 28, 2017
Good
Timothy C on Mar 30, 2017
great plan. used it to set up my Festool miter saw.
Theresa M on Mar 23, 2017
Convenience, I want to get a material list and order in today
Derek B on Mar 23, 2017
I am planning on building a stand for my saw
Ronald A on Mar 20, 2017
Building for my shop
J Golf on Mar 12, 2017
Have been planning to design and build one. Your design looks good.
Everett S on Feb 14, 2017
I need one for my shop to attempt to get organized.
Stanley W on Feb 9, 2017
Looks like a well thought out plan and hopefully before long I can give it a shot!
Fred W on Feb 6, 2017
I am in the midst of building my workshop and the timing of this was perfect
Doug H on Feb 1, 2017
for my new work shop
Frederick A on Jan 29, 2017
Organize shop
Cherie N on Jan 25, 2017
mistake
Lawrence M on Jan 23, 2017
fit my needs
Bill G on Jan 22, 2017
I have a miter saw and a stand, but want to be able to move my mitering operations around the shop more conviently
Larry B on Jan 20, 2017
I have needed a miter saw workstation for a long time and this plan looks fantastic!
Todd C on Sep 20, 2018
I need a Miter Saw Station, as I am just starting my woodworking shop
T H on Sep 11, 2018
How detailed are the plans? How many pages? Does it include a cut list and source links for the hardware?
John B on Dec 26, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The plans contain a lot of information, there is a cut list, hand a hardware list but i didn't see a source list although most items are available from Rockler I will post some images when i get time as i am very please with how my bench turned out. I did a few modifications like extra doors and increased the length by an extra 4+ feet.
How much is the material for this?
A shopper on Jun 13, 2015
BEST ANSWER: If you have all the necessary router bits/Dado blades, I'd estimate approximately $350 for the lumber, $50 for the casters. I modified the plans a bit (no doors for the vacuum cabinet, no drawers, no hard-wired electrical connection, etc.) but if you follow plans to the letter you should spend about $600
depth of project? will a sliding compound miter saw fit?
Dan J on May 12, 2015
BEST ANSWER: 24" depth. Yes this can be use for all type of miter saws.
What are the overall dimensions of the table?
Tyler on Oct 27, 2015
BEST ANSWER: approximately 96" x 26 x38
Height from floor to top of saw table??
Gene K on Apr 22, 2015
BEST ANSWER: It is approximately 40" high
Can anyone provide the info on the sliding/locking hinges that the top platform move on? I am curious how they work before committing to this design.
Michael W on Jul 16, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Michael, very simple design that works well. Slots cut into the table allow a couple of bolts with washers to pass through. Small knobs (Rockler sells these for very little) secure the platform in place or can be loosened to move platform and saw forward for cutting meters.
what size shop vac fits in the cabinet? Or, better yet, what are the interior dims of the center cabinet?
Robert G on Aug 19, 2015
BEST ANSWER: the size of the center compartment is 23.5" deep x 24" high x 26" wide
If this is anything like "woodworker's journal" plans for the lumber rack I'm going to be mad I waisted another $7.95. Anyone else have the same experience with their downloadable plans?
Heather T on Oct 17, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I found the plans to be complete and error-free. I modified them a bit - didn't make the drawers for example - but for what I needed the plans were fine.
Do the plans contain DXFs or just a pdf with dimensions?
Rneld on Mar 16, 2018
BEST ANSWER: This is a reprinted magazine article
I have a Bosch 12SD which is 26 1/2" wide. Looking at these plans, the top panel is 26 3/4 but it is dadoed into the sides. The moving section is 26". Am I wrong or do i need to bump that middle section out a inch at least and adjust the face frame and all accordingly. Does that make sense? Anyone use these plans with the Bosch saw?
Robert L on Apr 13, 2017
BEST ANSWER: It would be wise to do so. I have the same saw on this table and it is tight when making 45 degree cuts. I should have altered that section. Instead I had to pull the saw out another inch or two as to allow the handle enough room for the large angle cuts. Hope this helps. MDWSR
How can someone on a budget trim the cost of this bench? I like the design but was taken aback by the $300-$350 final cost. Thanks.
Karen M on Dec 30, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I dont know what to tell you but all in all I had more than $350 in mine. I figured it cost closer to $600.
Will this accommodate a 12” saw? In the magazine there is no cutlist, does the downloadable plans come with one?
Bill T on Dec 23, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes it will accommodate most saws. The directions explain how to modify it for your individual saw. Yes it comes with a cut list.
Is there video of the assembly around? The only video I see is the overview.
Patrick R on Jun 26, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I bought the video a couple years ago for the plans to the miter saw movable stand. I didn't follow the plan exactly as drawn, put picked up several tips that enhanced my second miter saw I use in my shop. It was well worth the $7.95 and a time saver to get to a finished stand. Marc R.
Is the base of this station a torsion box, or just parallel ribs? I am worried about the bottom platform deflecting on an uneven floor.
event on Dec 9, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Just parallel ribs, but with the 3/4 ply base, perimeter ribs and 6 heavy duty casters, there is no real danger of bowing (unless you really load the storage with very heavy items) But if you just use it for scrap wood, (or in my case, tool and jig storage) the design is plenty beefy and holds up well.
Has anyone made this project for the Festool Kapex miter saw?
PrimeTime on Apr 5, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I haven't (that saw is a little out of my price range!) but the plans are easily customizable for any saw. I had to modify the plans a little for my Craftsman miter saw, but it's easy to do.
Does anyone know the depth of the dadoes for the side and divider panels(from material list #1). The plans show where they go and the width but not the depth?
Bill T on Dec 30, 2017
is Chris Marshal able to help me modify the plans to accommodate a router and possibly sanding table that can be interchangeable with the miter saw?
Walter on Mar 27, 2016