Back when I had a home work shop I mounted every thing that I could use on top of the bench on plywood cut slightly bigger than the foot print of the tool. I drilled holes in the plywood so I could hang the tool on the wall. When I needed a miter saw I would take it from the wall and clamp it to the bench. When I was done with the miter saw I'd hang it back up and take the tool for the next operation and clamp it to the bench leaving most of the bench free most of the time. I also had a 6' X 2 1/2' folding table that folded flat against the wall when not in use. This gave me an extra flat surface to work with.