No, no, no, I haven't been robbed. But I used to have my miter saw on a mobile stand and would wheel it away into the confines of my third-car bay. Then the shop grew and, you know, free space was occupied. It became a chore to get the saw out. I sold the stand to the cheapest contractor on the face of the Earth (and whose gigantic pickup leaked oil on my driveway, thank you...) and made a stand for it that is dual use.
The initial idea was motivated by a mobile stand presented in Small-Shop Solutions. Rather than flip to move one of two tools into operating position, mine flips the saw up or a work table up.
EDIT: Since I posted this, I've had a few questions about it. Rather than add many more photos to this entry, I decided to run a short video demonstrating the table and going over the various build details. The rest of this entry still has the original photos and text, but if you want video, here it is:
The base itself is on a Jet mobile base since occasionally I get really long stock that needs to be cut in the driveway. An enhancement I plan to make soon is to use feather keys to lock a spacer into the side of the MFT-1080 and a cam-lock on the miter stand to fix the position of the saw relative to the MFT-1080. With that in place, I can clamp stop blocks trivially to the MFT.
I'm soon planning on getting a couple MDF sheets drilled in the same pattern as the MFT top, including the MDF under the saw. With that done, I can clamp boards to the deck by using the clamps used for the MFT rather than trying to clamp to the corrugated underside of the saw deck.
I get asked often enough about how to compute where the pivot point is on the swinging table and how to compute its thickness. Not very difficult so here it is: