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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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Brand Woodworker's Journal
4.1 / 5.0
52 Reviews
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Miter saw stand
Just what I need in my garage/workshop.
June 12, 2019
Purchased
3 months ago
Good
Good plans. I modified it to meet my needs and wants. Great for getting the idea on what you want to build
Changed it for my needs but it is a good starting point to make your own
Changed it for my needs but it is a good starting point to make your own
March 19, 2019
Purchased
6 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Warning to Bosch Miter Saw Owners!
Loving this build so far. I actually started on the table before my new Bosch CM10GD 10” miter saw arrived and I didn’t even check to see if it would fit (my bad!). I now have the table built (minus some finishing, doors, scrap bins, and top rails) and have realized the saw (barely!) doesn’t fit.

If you’re planning on using the CM10GD, you have two options:
1. Edit the plans to give you about 1/2” more width in the middle section.
2. Cut out the lip on both sides of the miter saw base. Each lip is about 1/4” and comes off pretty easily with a jigsaw.

Regardless of what you do, you’ll also have to cut out a chunk from the back. I’m not worried about this as I’ll just cut out a rectangular chunk and then add some of the trim to make it look like it was part of the build.
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Fit after cutting off the handle “lips” on the saw base.
January 23, 2019
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
I haven't built it yet. But it is the ideal plans for my shop.
January 9, 2019
Purchased
8 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
More than sufficient
The plans are well laid out and well presented. The miter stand itself is fleshed out with added details that are not really necessary but nice to have _ storage boxes for cut offs for example. It's a good piece, and the plan is more than sufficient to get it built.
November 23, 2018
Purchased
9 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Great plans, well laid out easy to follow.
July 1, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
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
1 year 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
1 year 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
over 2 years 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
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
Ideal for organizing my shop.
Brenda Q on Aug 15, 2019
It was what I was looking for and easy to modify.
MATHEW M on Aug 14, 2019
Ideal for organizing my shop.
Brenda Q on Aug 15, 2019
reviews
Robert S on Aug 14, 2019
It was what I was looking for and easy to modify.
MATHEW M on Aug 14, 2019
Building my own, plans are close to my needs.
George s on Aug 12, 2019
I am the process of building a new shop. The plans are similar to what I had envisioned making and then seeing how other woodworkers had modified the plans to best suit their situations, I could do the same.
Charles T on Aug 2, 2019
Features; sturdy table
Scott W on Jul 29, 2019
downloadable.. I got it today
Chris T on Jul 26, 2019
I want to build a table for my new miter saw
Erika K on Jul 18, 2019
it has everything I was looking for in a miter station.
Jana A on Jul 11, 2019
Looks like a good plan to expand on.
Tom W on Jul 5, 2019
Need a mitre saw station and this would seem to be an acceptable version.
Ted B on Jul 4, 2019
Intend to rebuild my work shop
William M on Jul 2, 2019
Looked easy to build with most of the features I needed for my shop.
M A on Jun 26, 2019
Building my son a mitre saw stand for his shop as a birthday gift.
Shaun C on Jun 24, 2019
I hope to build this Miter Saw station
Clarence M on Jun 22, 2019
Really like the idea of customizing and adding wheels to make it mobile.
Philip H on Jun 18, 2019
They idea of the sliding miter saw is great!
Imad G on Jun 10, 2019
For space in my workshop
Scott F on Jun 9, 2019
I trying to organize shop for better results
Beth M on Jun 8, 2019
New miter saw that which is more suitable as a a shop saw...
Billy P on Jun 6, 2019
need the utility this provides
Joe L on Jun 6, 2019
need
Amanda L on May 24, 2019
Best Miter saw plans I found. it has lots of storage which I will need for a basement workshop.
Ron on May 4, 2019
building one
Manny G on Apr 27, 2019
i need a mobile stand for a new small shop set up
joseph p on Apr 27, 2019
New shop
Armando E on Apr 16, 2019
I've been looking for a decent plan. This is the best I've seen after a long search
Brad G on Apr 16, 2019
This plan appears to be functional and affordable to build. Looking forward to the project.
Ken W on Apr 13, 2019
just what i needed
harvey l on Apr 11, 2019
I need one
Drew H on Apr 3, 2019
Exactly what I've been wanting for a miter saw stand. More functional than the store purchased stands.
Delbert H on Apr 1, 2019
Building one in my shop
David M on Mar 20, 2019
Meets my needs
Kil Hwa T on Mar 18, 2019
need for shop
Marty M on Mar 17, 2019
Best design I've seen and so many options to customize it to fit my shop and saw!
Ron H on Mar 15, 2019
Got a new saw, looks perfect for what I need.
Richard W on Mar 12, 2019
Because it looks like exactly what I need.
Christopher K on Mar 11, 2019
Trying to organize shop and not have to take down and put up each time I needed to use it.
James T on Mar 11, 2019
need a new miter saw stand
Joseph G on Mar 5, 2019
I can use it as a basis for building my own workstation
Darryl C on Mar 3, 2019
Size and function
Brian H on Mar 1, 2019
need to build one.
Jim C on Feb 24, 2019
Liked the planned space for shop vac under the saw
Kelly C on Feb 20, 2019
Because I'm just starting to set up my shop and I'm tired of working on 8 foot folding tables
Barbara R K on Feb 14, 2019
Wheels, vacuum, storage
J J on Feb 13, 2019
Looks like something that will perfect for my shop
Dale S on Feb 13, 2019
This looks like something that should work nicely with my saw.
Ben D on Feb 9, 2019
Great plan and need this in my shop!
Melinda S on Feb 8, 2019
I have limited amount of space so a mobile stand will be nice.
L E on Feb 5, 2019
For our shop
Wannetta M on Feb 5, 2019
reviews
Robert S on Aug 14, 2019
Building my own, plans are close to my needs.
George s on Aug 12, 2019
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 plan is fairly detailed but you will spend the most time determining the size of your sled to fit the miter saw you have. The dimensions listed in the cut sheet are dead on. This is a large project and will take some time. The face frame is the most difficult part, getting it to fit and then nailing it into place once you have screwed it together. When installing the face frame you want to make sure you have a reveal around the cabinet box for the hinges for the door. He has you order face frame hinges and with the 1 1/2 in face frame up against the 1 1/2 in plywood which will be undersized a bit you don't have much of a lip. I ended up drilling a small hole so the point on the
hinge back will fit on the back side of the face frame. I wish he would have devoted more time on installing the Kreg Trak and Cut and finishing the bench. My shop floor is concrete and a little slick so I put a castor with a lock in the middle along with the ones on the edges.
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.
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
BEST ANSWER: 3/8 inch
What tools/router bits will I need to build this?
Rebecca W on Jan 27, 2019
How many sheets of plywood does it need?
John E on Nov 9, 2018
Do the plans contain DXFs or just a pdf with dimensions?
Rneld on Mar 16, 2018
BEST ANSWER: This is a reprinted magazine article
Will this plan accommodate a radial arm saw?
James G on Nov 9, 2018
BEST ANSWER: As is, it may be a bit narrow (depth-wise) for that purpose. With that said i’m Sure with some modification you could adapt it as it is designed specifically to incorporate the table that’s part of a miter saw. For a RAS, you would want completely flat top without the recessed area for a miter saw.
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.
How do you ensure your saw table (top) is flush with the top sides of this table? Do you measure the height of your saw foot to table face and account for that measurement when building the sled in the middle?
MrInternet on Feb 6, 2019
BEST ANSWER: You're exactly right, as prescribed by the plans. I build a sled that is slightly under the height of my saw bed. I then attached a bolt and double-nut to the sled. My saw actually rests on the nut that sits just above the sled height. That way, if I need to adjust down the road I simply turn a nut a bit....and any of the four corners can be independently raised or lowered.
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.
Why does it say not available for shipping to your area? Isn’t this mitre table plan downloadable?
Deena C on Jul 3, 2019
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