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What is your favorite miter saw stand and why? Thanks Randy
Hands down Bosch TB4
dewalt been using for many years great stand very easy to fold up lightweight
The one I built myself
Saw Helper ultra fence for me. Been using it for close to twenty years now. Repetitive stop is awesome on this, and the aluminum beds are great to work on when coping.
Saw helper. also second the notion of great for coping. Only down side is after 5 or so years the long aluminum table left of blade starts to sag. Not really a big deal usually but thought Id mention it. Also setting the stand up to fit your saw is a PITA when it comes to you new...but the pay off is absolutely worth it. Ive had 2 in 15 years. Not because it broke and I had to replace but I moved overseas and sold it.
I have a stand made by DeWalt, but I have never been particularly fond of it. I used it for one job.
lately I find myself cobbling makeshift stands together from whatever 2x dimensional lumber happens to be readily available, using a pair of folding sawhorses as a support.
If I were to buy something, I might consider the system made by fastcap. I have their fence system setup on the saw, I have permanently installed at my shop.
Rigid MUV is the best I've used. Haven't seen the Bosch, but heard good things. The good thing about the rigid is the big tires and ease of set up.
I'm going to use a curse word so heads up. I really like the Ryobi (sorry) miter saw stand. Compact, lightweight, simple and cheap. But its got plastic knobs on the wing adjustments and they break eventually. IMHO this is the only one I would buy if I didn't want to build my own, which is what most of us do. Ok maybe not the only one. Obviously I'd get a Festool if I was as cool as Gary Katz. :)
Actually, I don't like using the Festool stand. The wings aren't wide enough, they aren't long enough, and the leg isn't sturdy enough. I stripped the hardware off my Festool stand and made wooden wings. They work great! :)
Yes, the UG stand. I think it's fine for cutting light trim, but not for anything heavy or long. I'm not familiar with the Vika stand. The wings are probably more important than the stand! :) I can't work without continuous wings. Period. Drives me nuts. I like the homemade wooden ones most because they weigh the least, they're easy to pack and carry, you can make them plenty wide, and they don't scar the material you're cutting.
I also like that Ryobi stand , quick easy and cheap. I have 2 of these but also have one I made myself that i use when doing complete trim jobs etc.