Rolling Folding Chop Saw Stand

Folding, Rolling Chop-Saw Stand

Update 9/9/2013:

Added construction drawings & material lists below per numerous requests from readers.

 

Update 9/5/2013:

This post was featured by Kreg on their facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/kregjig) which led to 30+ shares across the world — even some in Russian & Spanish — and more traffic than this blog has ever seen.

Screencap of Kreg's Feature of my project

Screencap of Kreg’s Facebook feature of my project!

There were lots of great comments and lots and lots of folks asking for shop drawings. I’m going to work on some, but don’t have anything to put up immediately as I just built this as I went.

 

Update 11/3/2013:

I posted this project and a link to the blog at the BT3central’s finished project forum (http://www.bt3central.com/showthread.php?t=58769). Some interesting Q&A and discussion there. The folks on BT3central.com are always such a great resource!

 

 

 

I don’t have a lot of room in my garage for tools — certainly not enough space for a full-length chop saw setup. Accordingly, I built this rolling solution which has folding wings. It doesn’t take up a lot of space when its not in use, but if I fold out the wings, I have about 3′ of fence on each side of the saw. I also mounted the fence on t-tracks using a slot. This way, if I get a different saw, I can adjust the fence to match and I can slide the fences extra wide if I need additional length.

I mounted the saw on a plywood tool bed which is on adjustable bolts. This way, I can adjust the height of the saw to be exactly level with the wings (even if I get a different saw).

I built the fence using the Kreg KMS8000 Precision Trak and Stops Kit (amazon). The stops which come with the kit are extremely stout. Even after crashing multiple pieces of heavy wood into the stops, they don’t move. The measuring tapes are accurate to at least 1/64th once you’ve dialed them in with the adjustable vernier windows.

 

Front View of Folding, Rolling Chop Saw Stand with Bosch 12″ Miter Saw mounted on top

Front View of Rolling Chop Saw Stand for Bosch 12

Front Right View of Folding, Rolling Chop Saw Stand
Front Right View of Rolling Chop Saw Stand for Bosch 12

Front Right View of Folding, Rolling Chop Saw Stand with Wings Folded
Front Right View of Folding, Rolling Chop Saw Stand with Wings Folded

Rear Detail View showing the fold-in Wing Support in Raised Position
Rear View showing the fold-in Wing Support on Rolling Miter Saw Stand

Rear Detail View showing the fold-in Wing Support in Lowered, Folded Position
Rear Detail View of Folding, Rolling Chop Saw Stand with Wings Folded showing the fold-in Wing Support in Lowered, Folded Position

Detail of Fence Assembly on Folding Wing
Side View Detail of Fence Assembly on Folding Wing on Rolling Chop Saw Stand with Bosch 12

Front View Detail of Fence Assembly on Folding Wing on Rolling Chop Saw Stand with Bosch 12

Detail View of Tool Bed Height Adjustment Screws
Detail View of Tool Bed Height Adjustment Screws on Rolling Chop Saw Stand for Bosch 12
These bolts allow the height of the chopsaw tool bed to be adjusted level with the wings

Detail View of Folding Wing Height Adjustment Screw
Detail View of Folding Wing Height Adjustment Screw on Rolling Chop Saw Stand
These bolts allow the height of the wings to be adjusted level

 

Shop Drawings

Files

You can download a printable version of these plans as a PDF file here (2MB).
You can download this project as a sketchup model here (3.24MB).

Illustrations

Illustrated Isometric View of Rolling Chop Saw Stand

Illustrated Front View of Rolling Chop Saw Stand

Illustrated Isometric View of Rolling Chop Saw Stand Looking Under Wing

 

Hardware List

Quantity Item System Source

4

Door Hinge Hinged Wing Supports Hardware Store

2

12″ Piano Hinge Hinged Wings Hardware Store

4

5/16 x 5″ Hex Bolt Tool Platform Leveler Hardware Store

16

5/16 Flat Washer Tool Platform Leveler Hardware Store

4

5/16 Cut Lock Washer Tool Platform Leveler Hardware Store

8

5/16 Nut Tool Platform Leveler Hardware Store

4

5×16 Wingnut Tool Platform Leveler Hardware Store

2

1/4-20 x 3″ Carriage Bolt Wing Leveler Hardware Store

2

1/4″ Flat Washer Wing Leveler Hardware Store

2

1/4″ Cut Lock Washer Wing Leveler Hardware Store

2

1/4-20 Wingnut Wing Leveler Hardware Store

4

4″ Locking Caster Wheels Hardware Store

16

1/4-20 x 2″ Carriage Bolt Wheels Hardware Store

16

1/4″ Flat Washer Wheels Hardware Store

16

1/4″ Cut Lock Washer Wheels Hardware Store

16

1/4″-20 Nut Wheels Hardware Store

4

1/4-20 x 3” Hex Bolt Saw Bolt Mount (check your saw for correct length) Hardware Store

8

1/4” Flat Washer Saw Bolt Mount Hardware Store

4

1/4″ Cut Lock Washer Saw Bolt Mount Hardware Store

4

1/4″ Wing Nut Saw Bolt Mount Hardware Store

6

¼” T-Track ~6” Long Fence Rockler, Amazon or Woodcraft

6

1/4-20 x 1-1/2” Hex Bolt Fence Hardware Store

6

1/4” Flat Washer Fence Hardware Store

4

1/4-20 Knob Fence Rockler, Amazon or Woodcraft

4

Kreg KMS8000 Precision Trak and Stops Kit Fence Rockler, Amazon or Woodcraft

 


Cutlist

Part Dimensions Name Material

1

18 x 27-3/4 Case Side 3/4 Plywood

2

18 x 27-3/4 Case Side 3/4 Plywood

3

18 x 25-1/4 Case Top 3/4 Plywood

4

18 x 25-1/4 Case Bottom 3/4 Plywood

5

26-3/4 x 25-1/4 Case Back 3/4 Plywood

6

18 x 26-1/4 Case Baseplate 3/4 Plywood

7

18 x 25-1/4 Tool Bed Platform 3/4 Plywood

8

10-3/4 x 33-1/2 Wing Top 3/4 Plywood

9

10-3/4 x 33-1/2 Wing Top 3/4 Plywood

10

13 x 15-3/4 Riser Panel 3/4 Plywood

11

13 x 15-3/4 Riser Panel 3/4 Plywood

12

15 x 21 Hinged Wing Support 3/4 Plywood

13

15 x 21 Hinged Wing Support 3/4 Plywood

14

2-3/4 x 13 Hinge Mount Plate 3/4 Plywood

15

3/4 x 1-3/4 x 35 Wing Front/Back Trim Hardwood

16

3/4 x 1-3/4 x 35 Wing Front/Back Trim Hardwood

17

3/4 x 1-3/4 x 35 Wing Front/Back Trim Hardwood

18

3/4 x 1-3/4 x 35 Wing Front/Back Trim Hardwood

19

3/4 x 1-3/4 x 10-3/4 Wing End Trim Hardwood

20

3/4 x 1-3/4 x 10-3/4 Wing End Trim Hardwood

21

3/4 x 1-3/4 x 10-3/4 Wing End Trim Hardwood

22

3/4 x 1-3/4 x 10-3/4 Wing End Trim Hardwood

23

3/4 x 1 x 6 Wing Bolt Trough Block Hardwood

24

3/4 x 1 x 6 Wing Bolt Trough Block Hardwood

25

3/4 x 1-3/4 x 20 Riser Front Trim Hardwood

26

3/4 x 1-3/4 x 20 Riser Front Trim Hardwood

27

3/4 x 1-3/4 x 14-1/2 Riser Top Trim Hardwood

28

3/4 x 1-3/4 x 14-1/2 Riser Top Trim Hardwood

29

3/4 x 1-3/4 x 7 Riser Rear Trim Hardwood

30

3/4 x 1-3/4 x 7 Riser Rear Trim Hardwood

31

2-1/4 x 36 Fence Vertical 3/4 Plywood

32

2-1/4 x 36 Fence Vertical 3/4 Plywood

33

3 x 36 Fence Horizontal 3/4 Plywood

34

3 x 36 Fence Horizontal 3/4 Plywood

 

 

 

Wood Cutting Layout Diagrams

(1) 8’ long piece of 1×6 or 1×8 hardwood is required

Cutting Diagram for Hardwood if you use a 1x6 to build Folding, Rolling Chop Saw Stand

Cutting Diagram for Hardwood if you use a 1×6

or

Cutting Diagram for Hardwood if you use a 1x8 to build Folding, Rolling Chop Saw Stand

Cutting Diagram for Hardwood if you use a 1×8

 

(2) 4’x8′ pieces of 3/4″ plywood is required

Cutting Diagram for plywood sheet #1 to build Folding, Rolling Miter Saw Stand

Cutting Diagram for plywood sheet #1

 

Cutting Diagram for plywood sheet #2 to build Folding, Rolling Chop Saw Stand

Cutting Diagram for plywood sheet #2

 

 Step 1:  Build the Case

Illustrated Isometric View of Case of Folding, Rolling Miter Saw Stand
Illustrated Isometric View of Case

Illustrated Front View of Case of Folding, Rolling Chop Saw Stand
Illustrated Front View of Case

The top, bottom & back are set into ¼” deep x ¾” wide dados for strength. Here is a view of the left side’s dados:

Illustrated isometric view of dados on left side of case of folding, rolling Chop Saw Stand

Here’s a detail view of the mounting of the tool platform.

Detail view of mounting of the tool platform on rolling, folding chop saw stand

Step 2: Build the Wings

Illustrated Isometric View of Wing of Folding, Rolling Miter Saw Stand Viewed from Underneath
Illustrated Isometric View of Wing from Underneath

I built my wings using wood covered in laminate. However, regular plywood is fine too.
I used a Kreg pockethole jig to mount the trim to the underside of the wing.

Wait to mount the routed block which catches the adjustment bolt until the end of the build.

Detail view of underside of Wing and Wing support of Rolling, folding chop saw stand

Wing Detail of rolling, folding chop saw stand

Step 3:  Build & Mount the Wing Riser

Illustrated Front View of Wing Riser on Folding, Rolling Chop Saw Stand
Illustrated Front View of Wing Riser

Illustrated Isometric View of Wing Riser Mounted on Case of Folding, Rolling Miter Saw Stand
Illustrated Isometric View of Wing Riser Mounted on Case

Detail of Wing Riser & Folding Wing Support on rolling, folding miter saw stand

Step 4: Build the Hinged Wing Support

Illustrated Isometric View of Hinged Wing Support for Folding, Rolling Chop Saw Stand
Illustrated Isometric View of Hinged Wing Support

Detail view of Folded Wing on rolling, folding miter saw stand

Step 5: Build the Fence

The fence is simply 2 pieces of wood joined with a glued & screwed butt joint. I mounted my fence using a wooden slot with adjustable knobs which slide in T-track. This lets me adjust it if I get a different saw and it lets me adjust the width of the fence. I can slide the fences away from the saw if I need to cut something extra long.

Detail view of fence on rolling, folding chop saw stand

I installed a Kreg KMS8000 Precision Trak and Stops Kit on my fence which provides exceptional accuracy.