In touting my final design for the miter saw cabinet, I forgot to take into account I was trying to make it future-proof. The Hitachi’s deck is rather narrow compared to the 12″ sliding models out there. I can’t say I’d ever upgrade to a SCMS, but I think if I don’t have a way to make that an option, I know it won’t happen. So I’m looking at the design to see if I could squeeze out another ten inches of room for one to fit. If not, then I know it wasn’t meant to be.
Also, I’m having a fleeting thought of making the entire top of the cabinet flat, and have the miter saw slide out instead of the planer. Might not be the worst idea, honestly. If I planned the drawers right, I might could use them as the infeed supports. We might be getting a bit above my skill level to get it all to work though.