Just bought my first "real" miter saw - a Delta 12". The instructions say
to "firmly mount it to a workbench or other supporting surface."
Have y'all done this? I was under the impression that I just needed to set
it on a workbench, etc. Is this a safety consideration?
I'd definitely fasten it to the work surface. Build, or buy, a "miter saw
station" of some type, preferably mobile, and attach it to that with bolts.
Stability is key to using stationary tools safely and accurately.
|Just bought my first "real" miter saw - a Delta 12". The instructions say
|to "firmly mount it to a workbench or other supporting surface."
|Have y'all done this? I was under the impression that I just needed to set
|it on a workbench, etc. Is this a safety consideration?
While it would be nice to have the luxury of a dedicated "saw station"
(and I'm thinking about building one) I figure my DeWalt CMS is a
"portable" tool. It even has a carrying handle on it for that
When I built my garage/shop, half the time I was using it, it was on
the concrete slab. Now it migrates from bench to bench and also
migrated to my neighbor's place while he added on to his house. (I
like loaning tools to this guy; he always brings them back looking
To consider: the support for the tailend of the work you're chopping...
Or, if you ever want to use it away from a "shop."
American made and an excellent tool...with improvements since I got mine
a couple of years ago.
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I've got my 12" Dewalt CMS mounted on Delta's rollaway stand:
(Amazon.com product link shortened)
Fully extended, it can support 16' boards. It's kind of hefty, but that saw's
no lightweight anyway. At least now I can roll it around if I want. With those
large wheels, my gravel driveway is no problem for it.
My Dewalt 12" is heavy enough that it won't budge an inch on a plywood
scrap between two sawhorses. However, it will slide around on other,
more slick surfaces.
Far more important to secure the workpiece. The only time I'd see my
saw moving is if I tried to cut a large piece of stock using nothing
but hand pressure or if the off-cut tipped the saw.
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