About 90% of the finish carpentry I do involves the miter saw, so it's important to me to have a saw table that goes together quickly, serves as an efficient workstation, and then breaks down into small enough pieces for me to load in my van. You can buy a ready-made saw station, but it means settling for someone else's design. I built my first saw table years ago and have been refining the design ever since. My current setup consists of a miter saw, portable table saw, shop vac, folding stands, and a customized duct system and extension tables.

At the core of this station is my DeWalt model 705 12-inch single-compound non-slide miter saw. This saw has the capacity to make all the cuts I need without the added weight, expense, and complications of a slider. The saw is supported by a Stanley WorkMate 400 (now 450). This sturdy, stable tool folds flat for transport and is able to resist...

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