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Thread: Portable chop saw stand

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Creston, Ohio

    Portable chop saw stand

    Well, here is my design and creation. Norm Abram I'm not LOL Being retired and picking up odd jobs I use my chop saw a lot and needed a stand that was portable. Yes I could have went out and bought one but this was a lot of fun and the thought of having that money in my pocket was a nice feeling. Not only that but it got rid of junk I had laying around. Before I get lots of comments about strength it isn't intended for rough construction, mainly trim work etc. First photo is ready for transport, 2nd is used on a table top or tailgate, 3rd is ready to work.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Kansas City, Missouri
    Nice design Virgil. Are the "wings" hinged? Looks like it will save a lot of bending over to make cuts.

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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Creston, Ohio
    Thank you Darren, Yes I used part of an old guard off of a junked machine and used two different diameters of pipe to make the hinges. Only thing I did buy was the black paint everything else was laying around the shop.

  4. #4
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    Apr 2007
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    Very slick. I like the way it folds together for transport. I always admire the use of "previously owned" items as opposed to sending them off to the landfill. If you did have the need to lay a heavier load on it you could add an 'X' of chain hooked to holes in the legs to help keep them from splaying. Really ingenious work. Takes up less room than my store-bought one .
    Last edited by glenn bradley; 12-31-2009 at 07:12 PM.
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  5. #5
    Now thats slick .

  6. #6
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    Nov 2006
    Delton, Michigan
    well done ,, and good use of left overs!!
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  7. #7
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    Mar 2008
    Creston, Ohio
    Thanks fellow woodworkers, I thought about the chain and the way I built the legs are pretty strong the only ones that worry me are the extension wings. I was hopping just to be able to drill holes through the hinges and use a pin to hold up the extension wings but it just wasn't strong enough to even support itself so my only other option was to go with telescoping legs that was short enough to fold up and be light. I used 3/4" and 1/2" conduit I'm sure I could cut 2 x 6's on it and it would support it but for continue useage like in framing I'm afraid it would take a beating. If I would have made them out of black pipe like I did the legs it would have just added to the weight.

  8. #8
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    Jul 2009
    Amherst, New Hampshire
    That is really cool!! Great portable design
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  9. #9
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    Feb 2007
    North West Indiana
    Very neat design and efficient!!! Great job on your build with materials for a job needed done.
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