Making the ultimate mobile table and miter saw workbench (w/ subtitles)

Making the ultimate mobile table and miter saw workbench (w/ subtitles)

Today we upgrade the garage workbench from the ten year old Ikea office table with broken legs to a dedicated table saw and miter saw workbench. Here are some of the specs:

– 4×8 ft workbench
– 40″ height. The workbench is shorter in the original plans but I made it a bit taller to account for my height
– Mounted on rolling casters for easy mobility
– Miter saw shelf can be removed and placed onto the table top for a larger out feed surface for the table saw if needed
– Dedicated table saw shelf
– 2x4s used for all of the construction
– 2 1/2″ general construction screws used to join the 2x4s
– 1 1/4″ screws used to join the MDF
– Kreg pocket screws used to hold join a few of the 2x4s.

This build is mostly based on the plans from Bitterroot DIY:

I made a few modifications to the original plans to account for my table and miter saw dimensions. Overall I’m pretty happy with how the project turned out. The only thing I would have done different is not using 2x4s to hold up the top piece of plywood. The bows in the 2x4s made the top slightly uneven. The total cost of materials not including tools was about $230.

0:00 bottom frame assembly
0:40 vertical supports
1:26 attaching casters
2:26 reducing vertical supports height
2:48 bottom shelf
3:46 top frame assembly
4:39 table saw shelf assembly
6:17 slider miter saw frame
6:39 workbench table top cutouts
7:47 fastening the table top
8:26 sanding
8:49 polyurethane finishing
9:09 test cuts


  1. fldave612 on December 28, 2022 at 1:36 am

    I have that same Bosch table saw, I am going to build this, I do see a few upgrades you could do to make this almost indispensable, but it’s definitely a nice job for something quick and low budget.

    Here is the improvements I would do to it:

    For squareness and strength, glue and screw each frame joint using either a rabbet or half-lap joints. Glue up 2×4’s with grains opposite each other, then square them up, you’ll cut out a lot of the warping that way. Use either MDF, or Baltic Birch Plywood, it’s very smooth, very strong, and will won’t warp and loose its trueness like regular plywood does.

    For a few extra dollars and a little more time to build, you can router a channel the length of the table and add t-tracks for clamps, jigs, etc. as well as miter slots for a crosscut sled to go past the factory slots in the saw itself.

    Lastly, after the polyurethene cures fully, buff out the table surface, both the factory machined table and fence, as well as the plywood bench top as well with 0000 steel wool and some paste wax, don’t forget the miter slots, the object is to allow your work to glide along the table, even the slightest binding can cause a kickback.

  2. Salvatore Salvio on December 28, 2022 at 1:37 am


  3. Rob Casad on December 28, 2022 at 1:38 am

    I made mine 2 years ago and its interesting how almost identical they are. I had built other built in features. It’s a solid build.

  4. Ed Dunn on December 28, 2022 at 1:40 am

    Should set the table saw in relation to the bench top, not level to the floor. I noticed the saw was too high. How did you deal with the miter gauge which will run into the new bench top?

  5. Chuck Zander on December 28, 2022 at 1:40 am

    NIce simple design. I’m going to use it for my jobsite saw. However, I would just note that there appears to be minimal room between the far end of the table saw and the mitre saw. That does not leave much room if you want to rip larger pieces of wood or sheets of plywood

  6. Tom Chambers on December 28, 2022 at 1:42 am

    I can’t find the plans ??

  7. CRB on December 28, 2022 at 1:44 am

    Nice build. Time to upgrade your blade – that test cut pushed way to hard.

  8. The Creative Take on December 28, 2022 at 1:52 am

    Thanks for posting this. I’m getting some good ideas!

  9. calvesofsteel74 on December 28, 2022 at 1:54 am

    Thanks for the link to Bitterroot DIY. Your video complemented the instructions!

  10. Juanjose Amador on December 28, 2022 at 1:56 am

    *Remember that this saw needs to have adjustments made to make 0 or 90 cuts accurately **MyBest.Tools** I had to use a right angle on the deck and blade and then adjust the bolt to get the correct reading. Once this is done, it works great.*

  11. C8 Vetteman on December 28, 2022 at 1:56 am

    Good job. Lookin’ good.

  12. Armored Saint on December 28, 2022 at 1:59 am

    I’m not a big fan of having my chopsaw stuck in the middle of the outfeed table of my table saw. Doesn’t make much sense to me. Not to mention the fact that if you have room for a 4 x 8 not so portable table you probably have room to separate these two tools into their own units.

  13. R H on December 28, 2022 at 2:01 am

    Nice car dude

  14. Enrique Gomez on December 28, 2022 at 2:02 am

    Nice build! I’m currently building this same one. Question – is the fence blocked the way it’s currently set up? It looks like the plywood countertop blocks it from opening all the way.


  15. PJ White on December 28, 2022 at 2:07 am

    What is with everyone making crappie corner post? Just using screws and single 2×4 post. Like does no one get it. that won’t support zip. there 2 ways to increase how much the table can support. 1) is to use 2 2×4 screwed together and notches made from the 2×4 to over lap the frame. 2) the other is to use a 4×4 and cut the notches out of the 4×4 and screwing the frame to the 4×4 so the frame is resting on the 4×4 notches. this can support a morpho 6 ltr motor on table top with the 6 speed transmutation. This also improve the look of the table. Makes it look like table. Yea it take far more time but it a better table. and add more down force legs to the table to support a Craftsman 1952 103 8" tilt table saw.

  16. Jake on December 28, 2022 at 2:11 am

    terrible craftsmanship

  17. Sikor Sikor on December 28, 2022 at 2:12 am

    Jigsaw is the worst choice for braking big panels.

  18. JMcad on December 28, 2022 at 2:13 am

    I’ve watched about 10 different workbench videos. I like yours the best. Simple and to the point. Thank you!

  19. Fabian Maldonado on December 28, 2022 at 2:16 am

    *Great saw **MyBest.Tools** for the price. Going to buy another for spare. Been in the bus 40+ years. Have had a few Dewalt chop saws and this one is great for the price*

  20. Gareth watson on December 28, 2022 at 2:17 am

    Might be time to buy a track saw or at least a circular saw, bet it took ages with a jigsaw?

  21. Solar e Mineração on December 28, 2022 at 2:22 am

    Show!! Congratulations

  22. Seriously941 on December 28, 2022 at 2:23 am

    1:47 are those machine bolts? How’d those work out?

  23. Roger de la Fuente on December 28, 2022 at 2:24 am

    It looks like a good build and idea. I’m not too tall 6 1 1/2” but my arms are long and I like what you did. Scroll saw was a smart way to control the cuts. Thank you

  24. anuccite on December 28, 2022 at 2:25 am

    Nice Idea on the removable shelf for the miter saw!

  25. Ed Dunn on December 28, 2022 at 2:28 am

    Best way to determine workbench height is to stand straight and be able to rest your hand flat. Has worked great for me for the past 30 years. Good for your back!  
    All of my work surfaces are at the same height so materials can be moved and supported by the table saw, work bench, miter saw, router table, etc. I work in a garage so I pay attention to the slope that all garage floors have and level everything.

  26. Bake Good Bread on December 28, 2022 at 2:28 am

    Nice build! 👍

  27. Steitos on December 28, 2022 at 2:31 am

    Hi, good video 🤗