I'm about to build a new bench along the long side of my shed. I have a sliding compound mitre saw which I will use on this and I'm thinking of building-in a lower section just wide enough to sit the saw in so that the benchtop is level with the cutting table of the saw. My idea is that the workbench top will then provide support for workpieces which extend beyond the saw table - which most do of course. When the saw is removed I could place a piece of benchtop over the lower section so that the benchtop is flush right the way across.
My question is: Can anyone think of a reason against this idea? What disadvantages would there be in having the saw mounted down in the bench like this?
All thoughts appreciated.
Regards Paul New Zealand.