Cut a length of 3/4" x 2-1/4" x 8' stock. Line it up perfectly with the fence on the miter saw and fix it in place.
I screwed mine to a backing piece and fixed it in place with screws to the bed of the miter station... Much easier that way.
Using the drill bit guide line on the back of each 2' track piece drill 5 x 1/8" holes in each one.
Position them to the top rear edge of the fense and screw them in place (screws supplied).
Take off the tape backing and stickit down following the guide that comes with the kit.
Assemble and install the stops and you're done. Just adjust the alignment marks first.
I bought mine directly from the Kreg web site here - https://www.kregtool.com/store/c47/saw-accessories/p107/precision-trak-stop-kit/
It's $139.99 + shipping and tax. Worth every cent. I love this thing.
Okay, so we all know to measure twice and cut once right? Well we all make mistakes and heres a doozy (as we middle earth English say)...
I made a Miter station and thought it was almost finished. I even posted the images on my instagram page (newtonwoodcraft). That pride went away pretty fast when it was brought to my attention by a fellow instagramer that I hadnt allowed space in the design for my miter saw to ergh well... miter!
I put it down to having a new puppy and being up all night but hey... Anyway, I pulled the whole thing apart, sat back down at the computer and with the help of Sketchup (my new favorite thing), I redesigned it and fixed the problem properly.
I had to spend a couple more days in the shop making and adjusting parts to allow for the re-design but man was it worth it...
Check it out.
The larger bed is just under 8 feet long and the other is 4 feet. I'll be fitting a Kreg Trak & Stop system to allow accurate and repeatable cutting. There's a ton of storage which I'm hoping will almost replace some of the shelving that's taking up a huge amount of space in my shop.
It cost roughly $180 to build plus my time ane the Kreg Trak & Stop system which is about $150 ish.
My floor is crazy uneven so I bought some adjustable levelers from Rockler.com which made it soooo easy to level the whole thing (although, very time consuming.
I set the miter saw bed to be 0.005" higher than the miter station beds on both sides... I do things like that, I'm a little ocd about that stuff!
You have to allow space behing the unit for the slide on the miter but this one is even further away from the wall because I want to add wood storage behind there at some point...
Anyway, if you have any questions or would like to build one of your own, get in touch on email@example.com
Have a good one!