No Cost Mitre Saw Bench
I’ve had my Ryobi Sliding Compound Mitre Saw for a few years now. It usually just sat loose on an old bench. When I needed it I just moved it around, to where ever there was a handy, clean space and cut what I needed.
The problem with this loose set up is when you have more than 1 piece of a certain size that you need to cut. Setting up some sort of temporary stop always started with having to clamp the mitre saw down in place, before setting up some sort of stop for your material to rest against, set at the length you need to cut your timber.
As you can imagine, accuracy will also be a bit of a problem.
Mitre Saw Stand Set ups – Lots to choose from
There are plenty of Mitre Saw Stations / Benches / Tables / Stands, out there on the web for inspiration. Just have a look at this board I found on a Pinterest search – Workshop Miter Saw tables
There’s over a hundred images just there alone showing a huge range of different Mitre Saw Table set-ups.
The 3 main features of a basic mitre saw bench set up are:
- Mitre Saw fixed in place
- Extended fence to support long material
- An adjustable stop
My Mitre Saw Stand – Simple and Free
Now we all have timber off cuts lying around from our DIY Furniture projects, so why not use some of this “waste timber” and put it to good use.
As you can see in the above image, my drop saw is bolted down to an old bench.
The bench is an old steel frame table, and I cut a top for the bench out of 2 off cut pieces of “Yellow tongue Structural grade particleboard sheet flooring”
I also fixed timber “positioning” blocks in place on the bench, for the times you need to remove the saw and take it with you on-site to have it closer to your DIY project.
These blocks make it very easy to just slide the saw back exactly where it needs to be, so it lines up with the fence.
The complete set-up including the back fence and stop are all just bits and pieces of left over off cuts that were lying around the workshop.
The back fence is actually a piece of painted treated pine that was one of the sides of my daughter’s sand pit (that she has grown out of).
For the stop, I just use a pine block and a small clamp.
On the right hand side of the saw I have a Roller Stand to support the timber length hanging over.
It’s Simple but it Works
My Mitre Saw Stand set up is probably as basic as it gets. But as simple as it is (and looks), it does get the job done, and it does make life a whole lot easier when cutting even one piece of timber quickly.
Let me know if you have built your own version in your workshop.