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Sadly adding onto my current shop, building another shop, or getting a new residence is not an option.

I have Dewalt miter saw that I currently utilize their heavy duty stand with.
https://www.dewalt.com/en-us/p...ty-work-stand/dwx725

While a solid setup it is wide and takes up quite a bit of space. It is also very awkward to move if the saw is attached.
Looking for something I can roll around as most of my sawing is done on the back driveway. Would like to roll the saw in and out but still have a solid base when stationary. I can set a saw horse up on either end if cutting longer pieces.

Also one for my vise. Mostly use it for AR building stuff so I just put it on my work b nch when I need it.
Was doing some stuff today and needed more space and had it on the floor. No Bueno!! Would like to be able to roll it out on the drive as well. Or just roll it over by my bench for AR work and sit on my stool.

At the moment when not in use both sit on the floor. Just don’t want to have to bend over and lift them all the time to get out and put away.

Any suggestions on good casters that won’t break the bank and I can build stands out of wood?
Or does someone make a pretty solid rolling base I can build a stand and place on?


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They are not cheap at all, but I think the best thing for applications like this are leveling casters.

https://www.casterdepot.com/casters/leveling-casters

They have an offset swivel wheel like normal casters but they also have a foot that extends out the center of the caster using a thumbwheel.

With locking casters, you can still kind of move the thing around because the casters can still swivel. With leveling casters, when you put the thing up on the feet, it's very solid.

I bolted my bandsaw down to a double layer of 3/4" plywood that was a bit bigger than its base then put a leveling caster on each corner of the plywood. It is rock solid.

I've also used some of the generic rolling tool bases from Rockler and Woodcraft and they work fine. I like the ones that have two fixed wheels and two swivel wheels that are on cam locks so you can let the wheels up so the base rests on feet. Something like this:

http://www.rockler.com/port-a-...wood-mobile-base-kit
 
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How about a collapsible (with attached miter saw) stand with wheel?

Dewaltz Saw Stand
 
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How about a collapsible (with attached miter saw) stand with wheel?

Dewaltz Saw Stand


That is the table saw stand.
Looked at the miter saw stand
DEWALT DWX726 Rolling Miter Saw Stand https://www.amazon.com/dp/B006...cp_api_VdQrBbAXM3733

Just looking to see if I could build something for less than $200. I have a bunch of wood at my disposal.

Found these that have pretty good reviews
Portamate PM-1100 Universal Mobile Base Kit. 400 lbs. Capacity Move Your Heavy Power Tools and Equipment around Your Shop with Ease and Stability. Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06W...cp_api_RhQrBbK7SXAGJ


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Found these that have pretty good reviews
Portamate PM-1100 Universal Mobile Base Kit. 400 lbs. Capacity Move Your Heavy Power Tools and Equipment around Your Shop with Ease and Stability. Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06W...cp_api_RhQrBbK7SXAGJ


I have my drill press on a stand like that and it works well. I like it.
 
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The miter saw utility vehicle.

https://www.ridgid.com/us/en/a...-saw-utility-vehicle

Folds up and stands on the end. I have a 12 inch DeWalt bolted to mine, stands up next to the table saw waiting for use. Easy to move around inside or outside, even in the yard (deck work, etc).

Had mine for almost two decades. While I’m not a trim professional, I’ve used it to get close to work for crown molding, deck pieces, and other bits.

Lists for 199 at Home Depot, but I see cheaper reconditioned ones online.

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Edit to add:
Saw other posts with similar solutions, though I’ll leave this here for anyone else’s consideration. I see that bargains can be found on occasion that would be well within budget:
https://www.directtoolsoutlet....stand-recon-zrac9946


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As for the vise.... wood analogue to this?
http://cab1net.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=1607


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I built this one. You could easily modify it with wheels rather than castors for pulling outside and you could mount a vise on it as well. Works great for me.




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The miter saw utility vehicle.

https://www.ridgid.com/us/en/a...-saw-utility-vehicle

Folds up and stands on the end. I have a 12 inch DeWalt bolted to mine, stands up next to the table saw waiting for use. Easy to move around inside or outside, even in the yard (deck work, etc).

Had mine for almost two decades. While I’m not a trim professional, I’ve used it to get close to work for crown molding, deck pieces, and other bits.

Lists for 199 at Home Depot, but I see cheaper reconditioned ones online.

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Edit to add:
Saw other posts with similar solutions, though I’ll leave this here for anyone else’s consideration. I see that bargains can be found on occasion that would be well within budget:
https://www.directtoolsoutlet....stand-recon-zrac9946


Any issues with storing the saw vertically like that?
I use mine maybe once a month so the vast majority of the time it will be stored folded up.


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I built this one. You could easily modify it with wheels rather than castors for pulling outside and you could mount a vise on it as well. Works great for me.




This is about what I was envisioning minus the bench portion behind the saw as I don’t have that much space.
Roll pretty easy on the casters?
How do you stabilize it?


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I have a bunch of steel shelving casters I would be glad to send you. Hopefully, you could make them work somehow. Email is in my profile.


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This is about what I was envisioning minus the bench portion behind the saw as I don’t have that much space.
Roll pretty easy on the casters?
How do you stabilize it?

I have fairly small casters as I had no designs on taking it outside at all, so on the concrete floor it rolls great. I put locking ones on as well, so it won't move at all when locked. Other than that, stabilization is pretty easy because it's heavy as hell! Big Grin

It is a little big, but I built it that way so that I could remove the miter saw, lift that section up level, and have a nice big bench to work on if I needed it.

So far I've been happy with it.


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Originally posted by SigJacket:
The miter saw utility vehicle.

https://www.ridgid.com/us/en/a...-saw-utility-vehicle

Folds up and stands on the end. I have a 12 inch DeWalt bolted to mine, stands up next to the table saw waiting for use. Easy to move around inside or outside, even in the yard (deck work, etc).

Had mine for almost two decades. While I’m not a trim professional, I’ve used it to get close to work for crown molding, deck pieces, and other bits.

Lists for 199 at Home Depot, but I see cheaper reconditioned ones online.

————————————-
Edit to add:
Saw other posts with similar solutions, though I’ll leave this here for anyone else’s consideration. I see that bargains can be found on occasion that would be well within budget:
https://www.directtoolsoutlet....stand-recon-zrac9946


Any issues with storing the saw vertically like that?
I use mine maybe once a month so the vast majority of the time it will be stored folded up.



I have the older style Rigid MS-UV stand with the sheet steel top. I've kept mine folded and vertical the vast majority of the last 10 or 12 years. 10" compound miter. No issues at all.

Rick



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Originally posted by Black92LX:
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Originally posted by SigJacket:
The miter saw utility vehicle.

https://www.ridgid.com/us/en/a...-saw-utility-vehicle

Folds up and stands on the end. I have a 12 inch DeWalt bolted to mine, stands up next to the table saw waiting for use. Easy to move around inside or outside, even in the yard (deck work, etc).

Had mine for almost two decades. While I’m not a trim professional, I’ve used it to get close to work for crown molding, deck pieces, and other bits.

Lists for 199 at Home Depot, but I see cheaper reconditioned ones online.

————————————-
Edit to add:
Saw other posts with similar solutions, though I’ll leave this here for anyone else’s consideration. I see that bargains can be found on occasion that would be well within budget:
https://www.directtoolsoutlet....stand-recon-zrac9946


Any issues with storing the saw vertically like that?
I use mine maybe once a month so the vast majority of the time it will be stored folded up.



I have the older style Rigid MS-UV stand with the sheet steel top. I've kept mine folded and vertical the vast majority of the last 10 or 12 years. 10" compound miter. No issues at all.

Rick


Yep. My 12” is a compound miter but not sliding, still a bulky beast, no issues leaving it folded and on end for long periods, other than cleaning the dust off (sigh...like everything else in my little shop). It fits between the rails of my Grizzly contractor table saw. I don’t often do wide sheet goods, but it is easy to move when I need to. The extension rollers work pretty well, as well. They require adjustment when you’re setting up to do some work with their extending legs, but stay in place once done. Only need that if you are working with longer pieces, anyway.


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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UwxQKPXvZEI

This guy made a very solid stand from a small rolling scaffold. I take mine on the road and can load it with all the other tools I need. The best thing is the top shelf gives you a place to set down a pencil,tape and a square. I added two shelves and can store a ton of stuff.


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I've had good luck building mobile, locking bases for things with 2x4s, plywood, and appropriately sized casters from Harbor Freight.

To save workbench space, bolted a vice and grinder to a piece of plywood. When I want to use either, I clamp it onto the workbench, use it, then put it away again on a shelf.
 
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