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Offline DynaGlide

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Pop up miter saw station on the MFT
« on: May 15, 2019, 03:36 PM »
Sometimes (okay, a lot of times) I'll buy or make something without an intended use. Case in point. .I made a MFT top/shelf that fits the Stanley plastic sawhorse bottom. I also picked up some fence dogs from Benchdogs.co.uk a while back just to have.

I'm working on building some plantation shutters for the house. In the past I do all my miter saw cuts on a Ridgid rolling miter saw station. But it doesn't have a good stop system for repeat cuts. What you see is what I've cobbled together with stuff I already had minus some long M8 bolts I had to order from McMaster Carr. It isn't the most rigid setup but darn if it doesn't do exactly what I need it to and go away when I'm done with it.

The bench dogs that are threaded onto the bolts at the top are used to adjust and level the outfeed support to the miter saw base. The shelf just drops right on since I did all the 20mm holes on 96mm centers matching the MFT layout. There's a tape adhered to the spare MFT/3 fence that isn't calibrated for this operation but it could be if I wanted it for that, may do that in the future. For now I just wanted a way to make all my rails/stiles/louvers the exact same length and I can do that with the stops on the fence. With the hole pattern you could even go crazy with clamping options for odd shaped materials. The only thing I'd change is having shorter dogs that don't stick up above the shelf's surface however the materials I'll be cutting aren't wide enough for them to be an issue.









« Last Edit: May 15, 2019, 03:49 PM by DynaGlide »
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Offline Mario Turcot

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Re: Pop up miter saw station on the MFT
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2019, 10:44 PM »
Well done! At least you have some use of those dogs  [thumbs up]

I also often buy stuff that I don't have an urgent need. It's like you have a flash of an application for it, but once you back at home, you forgot what it was  [eek]
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Offline DynaGlide

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Re: Pop up miter saw station on the MFT
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2019, 04:18 PM »
I picked up my first table saw this week and needed a safe way to use it. .after racking my brain on what to build or buy I said hey wait a minute I already have everything:



These truly are 'multi function' tables.
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Offline jobsworth

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Re: Pop up miter saw station on the MFT
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2019, 10:08 AM »
very cleaver idea

Offline Jiggy Joiner

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Re: Pop up miter saw station on the MFT
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2019, 03:07 PM »
Great idea, I find as my bones and joints are getting older and more painful, I appreciate benches, and things at bench height, and out feed tables to be a god send.
Looks very neat and tidy too.

Offline Svar

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Re: Pop up miter saw station on the MFT
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2019, 03:24 PM »
You need to cut those bench dogs shorter. They protrude into your out feed table. Same with the miter station.

Offline GoingMyWay

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Re: Pop up miter saw station on the MFT
« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2019, 03:31 PM »
You need to cut those bench dogs shorter. They protrude into your out feed table. Same with the miter station.

Sounds like a good application for the Parf Anchor Dogs.
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Offline DynaGlide

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Re: Pop up miter saw station on the MFT
« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2019, 04:07 PM »
You need to cut those bench dogs shorter. They protrude into your out feed table. Same with the miter station.

They aren't in the way for what I'm cutting. But yes if they were I'd swap the short dogs from underneath. I just threw it together to see if it would work and it does. Using the same parts I can make outfeed for either my miter saw or table saw. Nothing is permanent since I'm in a small shop so everything has to be modular.

Not shown are knobs I put under the mft that tighten the bottom dog to the table using a drill. It's quick to setup and take down.
« Last Edit: June 19, 2019, 04:12 PM by DynaGlide »
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