Reader Project: 2 Slick Miter Saw Stand Accessories

“I used to cut something at my miter saw stand, and then take my tape measure and pencil elsewhere in the shop. Then, when I went back to the stand to cut something else, I would forget where I left my tape measure and pencil, and I’d have to go searching for them, which was a hassle. So, I came up with a couple hacks so that I always have my tape measure and pencil handy at my miter saw station.

We can all agree that no matter what type of miter saw you own, a stand that holds the tool at a comfortable working height and supports long pieces of lumber is a must. Well, Family Handyman reader Steve Christakis also felt that ease of use is important, too. So he came up with two clever accessories for his miter saw stand.

“I used to cut something at my miter saw stand, and then take my tape measure and pencil elsewhere in the shop. Then, when I went back to the stand to cut something else, I would forget where I left my tape measure and pencil, and I’d have to go searching for them, which was a hassle. So, I came up with a couple hacks so that I always have my tape measure and pencil handy at my miter saw station. I cut about 6 in. of some 2-in.-diameter PVC pipe and put a cap on the end, forming a cup. I mounted it to the side of my stand with a pipe bracket. The cup is full of pencils, and I always have a pencil ready for marking wood. On the opposite side of the stand, I mounted a little picture frame hanger as a holder for my tape measure. I simply clip my tape measure on to the holder with the clip mounted on the back of the tape measure. Now, it’s always at hand and in the same spot, so that I don’t have to look around for it. These hacks have made my shop time easier and more enjoyable.” Steve

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miter saw stand accessoriesPhoto courtesy of Steve Christakis

Tape measure holder.

miter saw stand accessoriesPhoto courtesy of Steve Christakis

A simple picture frame hanger was mounted on the stand to hold a measuring tape.

miter saw stand accessoriesPhoto courtesy of Steve Christakis

A PVC pipe was used for convenient pencil storage.

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