mitre saw stands - which one?

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Old 04-18-08, 02:39 PM
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mitre saw stands - which one?

OK - there are almost as many out there as there are pretty women !

Which are ones I should be considering (easy now...I am referring to mitre saw stands)

Wheels no wheels
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Costco has one for ~$150 which has many features.

As always I listen to the experts.
 
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Old 04-18-08, 03:58 PM
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Hi Wendl,

You know I'm prejudiced...love my DeWalt

Here's a great video to help you pick the perfect stand. Demo of different brands and particular uses. Enjoy!

http://www.taunton.com/finehomebuild...l-review.aspx?

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Old 04-18-08, 05:08 PM
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I have my miter saw fixed in my shop and have no need of a store bought stand but if I did, a big concern would be the height. My back has some age [miles too ] and I wouldn't want to bend over making cuts on a stand that is too short.
 
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My miter saw is also semi permanently mounted in my shop. If you aren't going to use yours at a job site, save some money and build a miter saw table for about $20.

I have a DeWalt stand that I bought with my DeWalt saw. I've probably used it twice.
 
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Old 04-19-08, 02:49 AM
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Unfortunately, I do not have a dedicated shop to work in...I share space in a one and a half car garage with our car.

I have work benches down two walls, so when working with long stock, have to pull the car out and make do. The table saw is on a cabinet I built that rolls out, so can maneuver that, and swap it with the regular miter saw. But, when using the sliding miter saw, it's easier to drag out the stand.

I do wish I had gotten one with wheels- I had not thought to look, but perhaps wheels can be added.

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Old 04-19-08, 04:39 AM
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I have a Bosch 12" set on a Delta rollable frame with extension rollers once it is set up. HOWEVER, I was on a jobsite the other day, and one of the guys had a Ridgid rollable. Alot easier to set up, stores vertically, height adjustable (for those who need it, Mark), and about $200. If you are looking for rolling, make sure the wheels are big, semi pneumatic (soft), and the overall unit sets up smoothly and is sturdy as a rock. Price will be a secondary criteria.
 
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Old 04-19-08, 06:55 AM
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I also have the Dewalt miter stand, and like it as a portable stand. Easy to break down and carry. I like the flip up stops for cutting multiple pieces of the same length.
 
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Unfortunately, I do not have a dedicated shop to work in...I share space in a one and a half car garage with our car.
People put CARS in their garages???

Might consider buidling one and get the satisfaction of the DIY job:

http://www.shopnotes.com/plans/miter-saw-station/
http://www.plansnow.com/mitersaw.html
http://www.greatplans.com/c163923p16526901.2.html
 
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when my twins were about 3 they asked one of our friends why they stored there car in the garage, when told thats what garages were for they said no their not thats for tools and stuff.
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Old 04-19-08, 07:20 AM
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My kind of kids!
 
 

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