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#61061 by jayhawk » Mon Mar 01, 2010 9:17 pm

I use my Workmate portable workbench for my miter saw. It folds up and stores away nicely.


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A vote for Ridgid

#61443 by dejure » Sun Mar 07, 2010 4:19 pm

I have both the old and the new Ridgid stands. Interestingly, I prefer the older one and keep it in the shop. The newer one is my road stand.

Both units are heavy. Add a miter, such as my Bosch slider, and you know you're moving some iron around when loading it to go to a job site.

I prefer a cabinet (with fences and storage), but that went to someone else in a shop move.

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#61477 by charlese » Sun Mar 07, 2010 10:40 pm

ryanbp01 wrote:T.K.-

I should have added it should be foldable. I'm running out of room in the workshop and I don't have the space for a cabinet system. :( Thanks for the idea.


Have you seen this system?

I have a planer and a scroll saw on mine. Don't have a power miter saw. The plan calls for folding out wings to support boards being cut with a miter saw. Plenty of storage beneath and a huge drawer.


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Mitersaw Plans

#61639 by riot_nrrd » Wed Mar 10, 2010 8:28 am

I built this:

And it works pretty well. You could probalby adapt it for your needs.


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#62354 by ryanbp01 » Sat Mar 20, 2010 10:34 am

I want to thank everyone for their input. After considering all of the choices, I went with Rigid model sold at Home Depot. I felt that, for me, it was the best one for the price.

Thanks again,

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#62372 by anmius » Sat Mar 20, 2010 4:33 pm

Believe it or not, I mount my sliding compound miter saw on my Shopsmith. I have attached a board to the bottom of my miter saw and simply clamp it on the saw table. I then can use the extension tables as outrigger supports for longer boards.

When I want to use my miter saw outside or on the job site, I clamp it to one of my Workmates and use roller stands for outrigger support.

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Re: Miter Saw Stands

#258890 by nutrance » Tue Apr 16, 2019 5:22 am

I realize this is an old topic, but I wanted to chime in anyway, because I bought a DeWalt DWX726 rolling miter saw stand recently, and am very happy with it so far. It's sturdy, yet portable enough. I was initially confused between the DeWalt and another stand from WEN (the MSA330), but seeing the DeWalt being recommended here, I decided to take the plunge, and now I'm glad that I did.

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Re: Miter Saw Stands

#258893 by Hobbyman2 » Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:39 am

through the years I have had many different miter saw stands and so far none of them work as good as the SS .just clamp the saw to the main table ,,slide the main table one way or the other , the extension tables and fence can be set up for about any length for stops .if nothing else it saves me room and brings the work up where I can see it .jmo


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Re: Miter Saw Stands

#259519 by Hobbyman2 » Fri May 10, 2019 7:59 am

I can toss a wrench in your thoughts , I purchased a 12 in compound miter saw from Harbor Freight years ago and it has not let me down, it is also belt driven , I know people who spend a lot more and like what they have jut as well , sometimes ratings are over rated , that being said If I was doing a lot of construction I might spring for a red one {Milwaukee} or a yellow one {dewalt} , regardless of brand a double tilt makes a huge difference ,,too bad SS doesnt make one it would look good next to the MKV .


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