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Portable
Portable
Portable
Mitre Saw
Miter
Miter SawStation
Saw Station
Station
A sliding
Asliding
compound mitre
slidingcompound
compound miter
miter
saw
saw isis
saw
a workstation
is forfor your saw,
your
provides
as well
saw,
aas
as well
sturdy base holds the mitre saw, and two adjust-
extended
as extended holdsmiter the miter saw, and two adjust-
for your saw, as well as extended
a valuable addition to any shop. support for long workpieces. It can able extension wings (see drawing
valuable addition to any workshop.
a valuable addition to any shop. support for long workpieces. It can able extension wings (see drawing
But like any tool, it can always be support be incorporatedfor long workpieces.
into your shop It can
as at left). For portability, all the com-
But like any tool, it can always be be incorporated into your shop as at left). For portability, all the com-
upgraded to give you better results be incorporated into your work-
a permanent fixture, but at the ponents are designed to be easily
upgraded to give you better results a permanent fixture, but at the ponents are designed to be easily
and more convenient use. Build- shop same as a permanent
time it’s designed fixture,
to bebut at assembled and disassembled.
eas-
and more convenient use. Build- thesame
ing the workstation you see in the ily same
time
time
it’s
it’s
designed
designed
to
to
be
be
eas- Allassembled
theparts
partsare
and
arecut
disassembled.
cutfromfrom319mm
moved when necessary. All the ⁄4" ply-
ing the workstation you see
photo above will do just that. The easily in the ily moved
moved when
when necessary.
necessary. plywood. All the parts
There’s are
nothing from 3⁄4" ply-
cutdifficult
The workstation has four compo- wood. There’s nothing difficult or
photo above
workstation will doa sturdy
provides just that. base The nents: TheThe workstation
aworkstation
sturdy base,has has
fourfour
a platform compo-compo-
that or wood. There’s
sophisticated
sophisticated aboutnothing
about theconstruc-
the difficult or
construc-
workstation provides a sturdy base nents: nents: a sturdy
a sturdy base,base, a platform
a platform that that
tion sophisticated
— simple joinery, aboutglue the and
construc-
a. screwstion —
provide simple
the joinery,
strength
strength. glue and
a. Fence screws
The base
The base of provide
of the the strength.
workstation is
END VIEW 9!/4
235
Fence Fence The base
constructed so the oftwo
the rails
workstation
form is
END VIEW 8
200 9!/4 Fence a constructed
channel that so
lightly the two
sandwiches rails form
8 450 18 a channel
the saw platformthat andlightly sandwiches
the extension
18 Riser wings.the saw platform and the extension
This allows you to reposi-
1255 Riser tion the
wings.extension wings easily
This allows you tobyreposi-
18!/2
460 Star
5 knob simply sliding them along
tion the extension wings the base.
easily by
Base 18!/2Rail Star
knob T-nutssimply sliding them alongthat
are installed in the base the base.
Base Rail
are used
T-nuts along
are with star in
installed knobs
the to that
base
Extendable wings Base
support long 23!/2
580 lock down the wings, as
are used along with star knobs shown in to
23!/2
580
Extendable wings
workpieces Base
support long 23!/2
the inset
lock photo
down above.
the wings, as shown in
23!/2
workpieces Fence 21
540 When
When planning
planning and
and
the inset photo above. building the
Fence !/4" workstation, you needand
When planning to keep
buildinga the
Wing T-nuts 21
couple of things in
things in mind.mind. First, the
First, to keep a
Wing
!/4" workstation, you need
T-nuts Rail NOTE: Size risers so height of the extension wing beds beds
Riser
extensions are level couple things in mind. First, the
needs to match the height of the
68
1700
Rail with
NOTE:sawSize
tablerisers so height of the extension wing beds
Riser
extensions are level saw when it’s mounted on the
needs to match the height of the
Groove 68joints and screws
with saw table workstation. Second, the saw
add strength and stability shouldsaw when it’s
be mounted onmounted
the platform on the
Groove joints and screws
add strength and stability so that the fence lines up with the saw
workstation. Second, the
fencesshould
on thebeextension
mountedwings. on theW platform
so that the fence lines up with the
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