A miter saw is arguably one of the most versatile tools in a woodworker’s arsenal. Compound miter saws allow making beautiful compound miter cuts with a smooth and accurate finish. For those of us who work in huge factories, chop shops, or warehouses, mobility is very important. Sometimes we may have an unfinished project at point A but our tools and equipment might be at point B. Instead of moving the workspace to your tools, why not bring the tools closer to you?
If you already own a Miter Saw Stand, this article will showcase how to add Wheels on a Delta Miter Saw Stand, to help make your bulky saws and tools more mobile in the workspace.
This is a miter saw on a stand. As you can clearly tell this stand is like a stationary table and therefore an overall stationary workstation. We will show you how a few quick fixes can get this up and running, literally!
Here is an illustrated list of all the tools you need to add some wheels to your stand. There were many ways to approach this build guide, we chose to demonstrate the method which requires the most common household tools.
- Screwdriver (Phillips Head)
- A set of screws and screw anchors
- A drilling machine
- A Set of Wheels (Caster Heavy Duty Wheels recommended)
Choose The Right Wheel For You!
First, you need to understand the mounting mechanism of your wheels. The picture shown above is just an example of a standard Caster load-bearing wheel. When choosing your wheels make sure you visualize the end product in your mind and check the amount of weight the wheels can handle.
Some additional features you may want in your wheels:
- Shock Absorption
- Stoppers/Braking Mechanisms
The Type of Table
Some tables come with rollers. The extra expense associated with an additional set of pre-installed rollers might be unjustifiable. Which is where we step in to help mitigate those extra expenses.
Refer to our miter saw stand guide to finding out which stand works best for you.
We recommend getting a cheap tablet that has no wheels and upgrading it yourself.
Type of Wheels
When attaching your wheels to the legs of your desk, there are some aspects you must consider:
- Do you want the wheels to be detachable?
If you want detachable wheels then all you need to do is add rails to your wheel housing.
2. Is your miter stand foldable? If it is, do you still want it to fold back into place as original?
If your stand is foldable, all you need to do is install the wheels with your table folded, make sure the wheels don’t interfere with the folding mechanisms!
Let’s Attach Some Wheels!
First drill holes into the base of the miter saw stand legs. Make sure you have enough holes for each screw hole in the wheel. Attach the screw anchors into the holes.
These are the recommended wheels for a table like this:
This is the Workbench Casters – 4 Extra Heavy Duty Retractable casters, 840 lbs. Weight Capacity, Urethane Wheels. The choice of wheels is a purely personal preference. If you find a different set of wheels, more suited to your needs, feel free to replace our suggested wheels with them.
We selected these wheels because they are very convenient to install, bear heavy loads, and come with a built in braking mechanism. When working with a miter saw, the ability to keep your table in a fixed position during the operation of your compound miter saw is crucial for superior craftsmanship and to avoid injury.
There you have it. A quick and easy fix to make your stationary delta miter saw stand, mobile!
Thanks for reading!