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Free up floor space with fold-down stock supports

Free up floor space with fold-down stock supports

When I revamped my shop, I wanted to put my mitersaw where it wouldn’t take up space on my bench but would still be handy. So I built the simple wall-mounted miter-saw station shown. It freed my benchtop and makes it easier to sweep up my shop.

What I gained in benchtop space, though, I lost in workpiece support. My solution: folding 12″ shelf brackets (item #128944 from Woodcraft, 800-225-1153 or woodcraft.com). It takes only seconds to lock them in place or fold them out of the way. I added a 1×4 board to the top of each bracket and then mounted them so they match the height of my mitersaw’s table.
—Fred Hand, Payette, Idaho

 
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