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How to Build a Mobile Miter Saw Station

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Plans for a Mobile Miter Saw Station

Today I’m going to show you how to build a mobile miter saw station.  I’ll give you a full walk-through and I also have the miter saw stand plans for you too.  This project is going to give your shop workhorse tons of flexibility, plenty of work support, mobility, and a ton of upgrades.  This miter saw table is a great addition to any garage or workshop short on space.  The plan will fit most miter saws, but the measurements could be modified to fit other tools or saws as needed.

***Update, I’ve now added a YouTube video on this build and added a few small tweaks, make sure you check it out below! ***

mobile miter saw stand

The Mobile Miter Saw Station is made from 2 sheets of ¾” plywood.  It is 39” tall on 3” casters and with side wings extended it’s 93” wide.  When stored it’s only 38” wide and 24-½” deep, because the folding wings give it a small footprint.

I made several upgrades to the DIY miter saw stand plan to give it added performance and usability.  A basic version built out of common plywood can be made for right around $100.  But upgrades such as better plywood, larger casters, dust collection, an automated vacuum switch, and an aftermarket fence and stop system can make this build a workshop masterpiece.

Mobile Miter Saw Station DIY

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Here is what you’ll need for the project:


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Mobile Miter Saw StationClick Here For Plans

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How to Build a Mobile Miter Saw Stand: Part 1

  1. Assemble the Base
  2. Make the Side Wings Supports
  3. Mount the Side Wings Supports

Assembling the Miter Saw Stand Base

Start by drilling pocket holes on the underside of the left and right edges of the shelves.  Secure the top shelf 1-¾” down from the top of one side using 1-¼” pocket hole screws, while using a right angle to hold it square.

mobile miter saw stand top

After that secure the other side to the top shelf using the same method.

mobile miter saw stand top

Attach the middle shelf to each side  5-¾” down from the top shelf.  Using a bar clamp while you work to hold the sides together is useful here.

mobile miter saw stand mid shelf

After that screw the bottom shelf in place flush with the bottom of the sides.

mobile miter saw stand bottom shelf

Check the miter saw cabinet for square by measuring from corner to corner, first from the bottom right to top left and then from the top right to bottom left.  The cabinet is square when the measurements are equal.

mobile miter saw stand square check

Cut a back piece to overlap the sides, top shelf and bottom shelf which will also square the case.  Tack the back in place at two corners with a 18ga Brad Nailer and then secure with 1-¼” screws around the edges.

mobile miter saw stand nail gun

If you’ll be adding dust collection to your DIY miter saw stand, then drill holes for the vacuum hose and the power cord in the back.  I drilled a 2-½” hole for the vacuum hose and a 1-½” hole for the power cords in the back because it’ll be a cleaner install this way.

mobile miter saw stand back holes

Flip the cabinet upside down and mount the casters on the bottom corners.  After that use 1-¼” screws into the sides and back and ⅝” screws when attaching only to the bottom shelf.

mobile miter saw stand casters

mobile miter saw stand base

Making the Miter Saw Station Side Wing Supports

Next you’ll make and attach the side wing supports for the DIY miter saw stand.  Make a diagonal cut from the top to the bottom as seen in the picture.  I used a 5” spacer (the width of my circular saw base plate to the blade) to position a straight edge for the cut.  While out in the driveway I also cut off the bottom to remove the pointed end.

mobile miter saw station sheet goods

Next I cut two support riser pieces.  These will hold 2-½” hex head bolts and wing nuts used to level the side wings when the miter stand is done.

drilling holes for inserts

Using a hex wrench, screw in a ¼”-20 x 20mm insert nut into the ⅜” hole.  And finally install the hex bolts and wing nuts to finish the assembly.

threaded insert

Next attach the support risers to the side wing supports with glue and 1-¼” screws.  The risers should stick up 1” past the side wing supports and be flush with the outside edge of the side wing support when installed.

extension support bolts

Cut two 25” pieces from a 72” long 1-½” piano hinge using a hacksaw or a reciprocating saw with a metal blade.

gen5x cutting hinge

Center the hinges on the long edge of the side support wings and attach them with ⅝” screws.  To make mounting easier, lay the hinge over the edge and hold it tight against the corner while attaching the screws.  Make sure you’re attaching it on the opposite side of the support riser.

piano hinge install

piano hinge

mobile miter saw stand side wing supports

Mount the Miter Stand Side Wing Supports

Mount the side wing supports to the miter saw stand base 2-¾” down from the top with ⅝” screws.  The supports should be flush with the front of the base when fully open at 90 degrees.  Use pieces of wood clamped to the supports which help position it flush with the front of the base as seen in the picture.  Have a helper hold the wing while you secure it.

mobile miter saw stand mounting supports

On the next post we’ll make the fence, mount the saw and install all the upgrades when we finish the Mobile Miter Saw Station.

 Side wings, fences, and upgrades

mobile miter saw stand

Mobile Miter Saw StationClick Here For Plans

RIDGID provided me with tools and/or monetary compensation as a sponsor of this build.  All opinions are my own and are not filtered by the sponsor.


  1. Just got a Dewalt DW716 and am going to build this station for it. It looks like your Ridgid saw has similar slide out fences as the Dewalt. Are these accounted for in the plans? Or do you just need to lower the wing on the side of the fence you’re sliding out to make a bevel cut?

    • Good question. I’ve never had anyone tell me they’ve had issues with that feature so I’m assuming it’s not a deal breaker. The saw widths will be different too, so I don’t know how much room you will have to slide the fence, but I can slide mine about 3″, which depending on the angle usually gives clearance. Worst case I remove the fence or lower the wing. But honestly very very rarely make bevel cuts on the miter saw.

      • My saw is just under 24″ wide so I thought about adjusting the size slightly. I can make it a bit wider to allow for the wings but should also be able to just drop the wing on the side I need to slide out and still get support with the other wing up. I’m also planning on making the fence adjustable back and forth so I suppose I could always move it back if need be. Thanks for the response!

  2. Did you have any issues with the iVAC automated outlet? I’ve read that it only handles low amps and that It trips really easy… I have a shop vac and am worried it will be too much for the outlet – how did your rigid do with it – their amperage is similar if you use the one you advertise in the tool list

      • Helpful hint to everyone building one of these, make sure you measure the height and width of your saw before you start. 🙂 I’ve had to make a few alterations to make it work. I have the larger sliding miter saw from Rigid, and like a novice I just assumed since Brad used a Rigid Saw it would have the same dimensions. Other than that, I absolutely love this stand. I went with all of the upgrades and it is amazing and worth every penny.

  3. Great post Brad, one question: how well does the dust collection work? The link to the 2 gallon vac at HD doesn’t work when I click on it, btw.PS VERY impressed by charging station you built a few weeks ago – Arduino – wow!

  4. Hi Brad.. I purchased your combo package for Miter saw and flip tool Stations.. My miter saw is only approximately 19 inches wide Should I adjust width or will it cause a balance issue if stand is to narrow.Thank you

  5. Hey Brad,
    I bought your plans and am close to finishing. What are your final thoughts on the 4 gal vs. the 12 Gal. Vac? Its time for me to buy one or the other. will the 4 Gal do the job? DD

  6. Just finished mine! I plan on putting a couple of drawers in it instead of the Shop Vac. Cutoff bin on the bottom, blades and other small stuff in the top. Thanks, Brad! Great plan.