Free plans and tutorial to build a DIY mobile miter saw stand for your workshop.
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So the craziest thing happened a few weeks ago. One of my friends over on Instagram broke 100k followers and did the COOLEST giveaway ever. I still can’t believe it, but he teamed up with Delta to give away one of their Delta Cruzer 10″ sliding miter saws and I won … like, WHATTT?! What is this life??? I don’t even know.
It was a completely random drawing and I guess I remembered to do all the correct things to enter and BAM. Here we are.
So this new DIY miter saw stand goes out to the new saw – you the real MVP of the shop!
Last summer I built a stationary DIY miter saw bench for my very first saw – a well used DeWalt from the ol’ Craigslist. And when I say well used, I mean I bought this thing off a contractor after like 10 years in the field. I was hoping to upgrade this summer, so this giveaway was really unbelievable. The big miter saw station is great, but my FAVORITE FAVORITE workbench is the mobile workbench I built for the table saw. I work out of the garage, so my goal is to be able to pull everything to the center to work and then push it back to the sides so we can pull the car in. The big workbench works great along the back wall, but I wanted to try out a mobile stand for the miter saw as well, just to see how it helps with work flow.
Alright, here you go – DIY mobile miter saw stand with collapsible wings.
Enjoy the plans!
TOOLS & SUPPLIES:
- Folding Brackets
- 3″ Locking Casters
- Miter Saw
- Circular Saw
- 6″ Drill Bit
- Impact Driver (optional – just drives the screws a little easier)
- 2 ½” Screws
- 1 ¼” Screws
- Tape Measure
- Speed Square
- Safety Glasses
- Ear Protection
- 6 | 2 x 4 @ 8′
- 1 | Full Sheet of 3/4″ Particleboard
- 4 | 2 x 4 @ 29″ (center frames)
- 8 | 2 x 4 @ 21″ (center and wing frames)
- 4 | 2 x 4 @ 24″ (wing frames)
- 4 | 2 x 4 @ 28″ (legs)
- 2 | 3/4″ Particleboard @ 24″ x 32″
- 2 | 3/4″ Particleboard @ 24″ x 24″
** NOTE: I built this workbench so the wings are at standard kitchen counter-top height (36″). If you’re tall, you may want to adjust the legs to make it a little taller.
Build the frames for the center of the mobile miter saw stand. Make sure the frame is square and use two 2 1/2″ self tapping screws on each end of the 2x4s to attach them together.
Assemble two frames – one for the miter saw shelf and one for the bottom shelf.
Repeat the same process to build two frames for the wings as shown below. Again use two 2 1/2″ self taping screws on each end of the 2x4s.
Next, attach the legs to the center frame. Line the legs up so they’re flush with the edges and bottom of the first frame. Use 2 1/2″ self tapping screws to secure them.
I used three screws per leg – two through the side 2x4s and one through the center of the ends of the front and back 2x4s.
Repeat for the second center frame.
Now it’s time to attach the folding brackets.
I’m only planning to use the wings to balance lumber during cuts or stack a few items (like a tape measure and pencil or small boards), so I used this pack of four 12″ brackets. The 12″ brackets are PLENTY strong for that – I can hang off the end of each wing and it doesn’t move at all. So they’re not joking about that 330lb capacity … just kidding … I don’t think I weigh 330lb … but still, they’re PLENTY STRONG.
However, if you want to be super extra careful, feel free to shorten the wings or consider some longer brackets. I went with the 12″ brackets since I figured they’re the shortest (and cheapest) I could use and still get away with the 2′ wings. You’ll need four total brackets – two for each side. The 12″ ones I linked is a two pair pack (so that’s all four).
Ok, I think that’s about as clear as mud with all the twos and fours I just typed.
I hope it makes sense.
The brackets came with exactly ZERO instructions, but they’re pretty straightforward. I didn’t use the included screws since they were huge and looked like they’d split and destroy the 2x4s. Instead, I opted to use 1 1/4 self tapping screws and washers.
Line the bracket up with the outside of the leg, level it, and align it at the top to hold the wing level with the top of your miter saw table and fence. The tabletop of my miter saw sits at 3 5/8″, so I set the brackets so the wings fold up exactly level with that.
Use a long 6″ bit to reach in the bracket and attach it to the legs.
I ended up removing the single 2 1/2″ screws I drove through the end of each of those center frame 2x4s so I could get the brackets in the correct place. I took the screw out, lined the bracket up where it needed to be, and then used a washer and that same 2 1/2″ screw to secure the very top of each bracket. So the screw and joint is still the same – it’s just holding the bracket as well.
You can opt to leave those screws out until now when you attach the brackets, or just remove them one by one as you attach the brackets like I did.
I used 1 1/4″ screws and washers to secure the rest of the bracket.
Once the brackets are secured to the legs, position the wings and attach the brackets to them.
The brackets should be centered in the bottom of the wing 2x4s.
Make sure everything is square – it may take a little shimming and finagling – so the brackets slide smoothly.
Flip the whole thing over and attach the locking casters to the bottom. I suppose you could do this before attaching the wings, but I did it after – totally up to you!
I used 1 1/4″ screws and washers to secure the casters. The holes for attaching the casters are larger than the screw heads, thus the washers.
Lastly, add the tabletops.
I secured the tabletops to the frames with 1 1/4″ self tapping screws in each corner.
Countersink the screws for a perfectly flat tabletop and shelves.
And there you have it – easiest DIY mobile miter saw stand EVER!
Let’s just ignore all the random cords hanging from the ceiling and molding back corner of drywall … focus on the beautiful workbench haha!
Please let me know if you have any questions and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible.
Thanks for stopping by!