Miter Saw Cart

Submitted by MNDadx3 on Sat, 09/21/2013 - 19:38

Great project - fun to build and helpful for wheeling my new miter saw around the garage.

I made a few modifications from the original plan:
- I used a 1x4 instead of a 1x3 for the bottom supports to add a bit more of a lip to keep things from rolling off of the shelf. The shelf is big enough to hold my small pancake compressor and ciruclar saw.
- Like others, I added a drawer (1X4 front/sides, 1/4" plywood bottom, 2x2 drawer guides).
- Like others, I went with simple strap hinges and then used some wood to support the wings when open. When closed the supports tuck neatly under the wings.
- I added some 1/4" plywood to make a back. I left enough of a gap at the bottom to be able to sneak my extension cords out to a power strip I mounted on the back.
- I made a fence extension out of a 1x4. I attached this to the left wing using wing nuts and hanger bolts so it is easy to remove if I need to. I spent time measuring carefully to make sure it lined up exactly with the saw's fence. It is nice for supporting longer boards and keeping them straight.

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Type of Wood
Plywood and pine dimensional lumber
Finish Used
Recommended Skill Level



Sun, 09/22/2013 - 05:27

I love the way this came out. I believe I have your exact saw and I intend to use Ana's plan as well. Do you know how long you made the sides to accommodate the saw fence, or what your measurement was on the saw fence?


Sun, 09/22/2013 - 06:54

I followed Ana's plan for the main carcass. My flip-up sides are a bit shorter than the plan, but only because I failed to follow the directions carefully and cut both of my sides from the same 24" strip of plywood (instead of a 36" and 30" per the directions) and was a bit short on 3/4" plywood. My sides are 24" long.

I made my fence extension from a 1x4. You can cut it to length so that it will fit any side.


Mon, 09/23/2013 - 06:12

The deck is 3 3/4" from the top of the sides. That makes it level with the extensions when they are flipped up.

I have a 12" hitachi saw (not sliding), so if your saw is not the same then the measurements might be different.