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If you use a miter saw, one of the benefits of doing so should be the ability to move it to different parts of your workshop or transporting it to jobs in other locations. When you do so, you are obviously going to need something upon which you can fix your sliding compound miter saw or even cordless miter saw, and use it safely and securely, which is exactly the role that a miter saw stand can play.
Although a relatively simple product, there are several features which can vary and several manufacturers to choose from. To help you, we have reviewed 5 of the best miter saw stands with both their pros and cons highlighted.
With their distinctive yellow and black branding, there’s no mistaking Dewalt products, and their DWX726 miter saw stand with wheels certainly lives up to their high standards for quality.
When it comes to a miter saw stand, one attribute you want it to have is to be sturdy, and in the case of the DWX7236, you just have to look at it to see that this is a stand that is not going to wilt. Its robust steel construction, with the capacity to hold 300 lbs., will give you the reassurance that whenever you have your miter saw and your workpiece sitting on it, they are secure and fully supported.
The mounting rails are fully adjustable, so regardless of the miter saw you use, this stand should be able to accommodate it. When you are working with your miter saw, you can feed your material in and out using the infeed and outfeed rollers that can be used for pieces up to 8 feet in length.
With pneumatic assisted adjustments possible, you can raise and lower this stand to the optimum height so that you are not overstretching your back while working. When you have completed that work, the stand can be folded and stored vertically to optimize space. Lastly, portability is made so easy, thanks to the two rubber wheels
This miter saw stand from Bora is one which is lightweight, easily stored, and more importantly, for many carpenters and DIY enthusiasts, it is extremely quick and easy to set up.
The less time you spend setting up a job, the more time you have to focus on it and get it right, and quick set up is one of the primary attractions of the Portamate PM-4000 miter saw stand from Bora.
Firstly, it is very light in terms of its weight, so there is no need for trollies or the like to transport it. Simply carry it to where you will be working and then release each of the four legs.
It can accommodate most miter saws up to 12 inches, and the way they are attached to the stand is with the use of quick attach mounting brackets. You can keep these connected to your miter saw at all times, which saves time. You mount them on to the stand, by squeezing their release trigger which then secures them when you release it.
When working with wood you can adjust the height of the support arms up to 36 inches, and you can also extend these horizontally to accommodate workpieces up to 10 feet in length. The maximum capacity for this stand is 500 lbs. Which should be more than enough for any of the jobs you are likely to be using your miter saw for.
For those of you looking for a stand that is hassle-free to set up and use, the Tomax Lightweight Miter Stand certainly meets that criteria, which along with its robust construction make it an excellent option for DIY enthusiasts and professionals.
While many accessories and products designed to help woodworking, projects require tools and an instruction manual, this Tomax miter stand needs neither. It is set up simply by releasing each of its foldable legs. Once in position, it remains stable so that when you are operating your miter saw there is no chance of a 'wobble' ruining the cut.
This stability is enhanced further by the non-slip pads on each of the stand's four feet.
The mounts which you use to secure your miter saw to the stand are 'quick attach' which means they clip on and off easily before and after each work session. When the work is completed, the stand folds down conveniently for storage or for placing in your car or van for transportation.
When in use the stand has a maximum capacity of 330 lbs. and the extending arms have built-in rollers which makes maneuvering workpieces as you work much easier than it would be otherwise.
Being able to work anywhere is not only desirable for many, but for some professionals, it is essential, so the fact that the Bora Portamate PM-3600 can be folded down and carried makes it a very desirable miter saw stand.
'Simple is best’, is a phrase you will hear many tradesmen use when it comes to their tools and accessories, so they will no doubt be keen to use this miter saw stand from Bora. When folded, it is compact, and therefore able to be stored in the trunk of a car or in a van for easy transportation to jobs. On arrival, its weight of just over 22 lbs. means it can also be carried without much effort.
Each of the four legs folds down to provide a stable base for your miter saw with a snap-pin mechanism being used to ensure each leg is kept securely in position. The stand can accommodate most miter saw brands, as well as other power tools such as planers and band saws, thanks to its universal mounting brackets.
To assist you when working, the extension arms can be adjusted to support lengths of timber up to 65 inches, and although the stand height cannot be adjusted, these extension arms can be adjusted to alter the height of your workpiece
With its allover black color, this Evolution Power Tools stand looks like it means business and once you experience its features, its ease of use and how robust it is, you'll agree that it succeeds in doing so.
Let's start with setting this stand up, and as you would hope for, it is very straightforward to do. The folding legs open out easily and once fixed in place you have a very secure platform with which you can start using your miter saw.
Before that though, you need to mount the saw, and this is done using the quick release brackets which can accommodate most brands of miter saw.
Once you have everything set up its time to place your material onto the stand for cutting. To help you do so, there is an extending arm on each end of the stand. This can be extended out to support lengths of wood and other workpieces of up to 118 inches in length. These extension arms also have height adjustment.
To promote quick and efficient operation the extension arm supports have rollers, and while the brackets that hold them could be more robust, the rollers they are certainly effective in allowing you to make repeat cuts quickly.
While miter saw stands might not be the most complicated product you will ever buy, our reviews hopefully have highlighted that there can be several differences between each brand.
While they are all recommended, our top choice is the first one we looked at, and that is the Dewalt DWX726 Miter Saw Stand With Wheels. It's top, not just because it is the only stand with wheels, but it has many features which are highly desirable on a miter saw stand.
The robust construction, ease of use, infeed/outfeed rollers and the pneumatic assisted height adjustment all mean that it is a miter saw stand that does more to help you use your miter saw than the others can offer.
Ultimately, what you want from any miter saw stand is to improve the stability while safely working with your compound sliding miter saw or even maximize the convenience in transporting your portable cordless miter saw around.
Either way, we hope this review post has assisted with increasing your knowledge of miter saw stands and helped you determine which stand will benefit you the most.