Got a miter saw? Got a miter saw stand? Then why not mount that miter saw on the stand? This article aims to show you exactly how to mount a Dewalt Miter Saw on a Miter Saw Stand.
If you have a compound miter saw and love using it, trust us when we say that a Miter Saw stand isn’t just something that helps jazz up the workshop and make your setup look pretty. A miter saw stand adds versatility and value to your workshop setup as a whole. These two products clearly complement each other. Stick around to learn how to mount your DeWalt Miter Saw to any stand, be it custom or commercially produced.
Mount a DeWalt miter saw on a Custom Miter Saw Stand
First, let’s start with the easiest mounting scenario, mounting your dewalt miter saw on a custom built miter saw stand. The image above is an example of a custom stand where the miter saw has not yet been installed. The “empty valley“ or slot you see is where the miter saw will rest.
Step 1 – Testing the fluid motion of your miter saw, while on the table
For a custom table like this first you need to place the miter saw in position and check to ensure that the miter and bevel can move freely. Move your saw through all its different bevel and miter angles and make sure there are no obstacles to the fluid motion of the miter saw. Adjust the miter fence and make sure that the wing extensions don’t interfere with the motion of the fences.
Step 2 – Labeling the holes for the mounting screws of your miter saw
Use a pencil and mark the mounting holes on the baseboard. It is important to remember the front and back mounting locations, so that you don’t end up messing up the orientation of your saw.
Step 3 – More labeling and deciding whether to use mounting brackets
Remove the saw from the baseboard and quickly label the holes you marked. “Front” and “Back” are sufficient labels. These are only to help you remember the original orientation of the saw on the base board.
Compound miter saws tend to come with mounting brackets, however, those are for the commercial stands. With a custom setup like this mounting brackets are not necessary.
Step 4 – Mount the saw, screw it in position and commence operation!
Drill in the holes you marked, replace the miter saw in its original position and screw it in. You could use screw anchors in the drilled holes to ensure a tighter fit, but that isn’t necessary.
That’s it! Your saw should now be mounted, operational and ready for use.
Mount a DeWalt Miter saw on a Commercially available Miter Saw Stand
Now that the custom workstation mount is out of the way let’s check out how to install a Dewalt miter saw on a commercially available miter saw stand. Unlike the custom mounting this will require some patience and we will need to follow some instructions.
If you bought a brand new stand for your miter saw, the instructions included in the box should be easy enough to follow, but we want to make the process simpler and consumer friendly. The steps we will go through should be appropriate for any stand however our article is featuring the DeWalt compound miter saw and to complement it we will feature the DEWALT- DWX724 Miter Saw Stand. This stand is compact, beautifully crafted and is made with “heavy duty” in mind. Despite its small size, the stand can hold a capacity of up to 500 pounds.
The stand will come with 2 mounting brackets and 2 convertible work supports/stops.
Youtube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B64jFqIHnWw&t=17s
This video is a detailed review of the stand unit. Go through it to understand what you’re dealing with and to learn what your stand adds to your entire workshop environment.
Step 1 – Time for some Unbox Therapy
Remove the stand from its packaging and have it standing upright. Feel free to jump on this stand and take it for a spin to test its rigidity. Unless you weigh over 500 pounds, this standwill not buckle under pressure.
Step 2 – Find your mounting brackets
Look through the packaging to find the mounting brackets that come included with the unit. The mounting brackets clamp onto the stand and your miter saw will be screwed into those brackets. They are removable, which means that whenever you will need to transport your saw to a different worksite, you can separate the miter saw from the stand, fold the stand up and load it on to your vehicle, ready to roll, at a moment’s notice.
Step 3 – First Mounting Method
There are two ways to approach the saw mounting from this point.
First, you could directly install the mounting brackets onto your miter saw and then clamp it on to the stand. However, this opens you up to the risk of injury in case you end up losing balance while transporting the saw, even worse you may simply drop your saw and damage the machine.
Step 4 – Second Mounting Method
We recommend keeping the brackets clamped onto the stand at first and making sure it rests there nice and tight!
Measure the distance between the mounting screw holes of your saw and set the mounting brackets apart the same distance. Retrieve the mounting screws included in the box your stand came in.
Place the saw on the mounting bracket and screw it in from below. First insert the screw and then add the nuts and bolts on top to ensure a snug fit.
Time to cross the finish line!
Before you begin operating your miter saw, move it along all its bevel and miter angles to ensure that it has been installed correctly. Give the miter saw a few good tugs to make sure that the entire system is stable. After doing this just plug and play!
Thank you for reading our article. Hopefully we were able to show you how easy it is to mount a miter saw which may seem like a daunting task at first to many.
Goodluck on your woodworking endeavours!