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Review by Tedstor posted 1170 days ago 2038 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I bought this product about 8 months ago. At the time, they were on sale for $14.99. Thats about half what other roller stands of this quality cost and one-fifth of some of the pricier makes/models. When I got it home and took it out of the box, I inspected it for any obvious defects (bad welds, stripped hardware, etc). None were found. I then put it together with no issues.
After assembly, I adjusted the stand to various heights and firmly pushed down on it to test its sturdiness. It didn’t seem like it wanted to tip over or collapse. The manual claims it can support 132lbs. (nice even number LOL; you’d think the engineer would roll the dice and make it 135 or 140, but whatever).
I’ve used this stand a dozen or so times since I bought it. I’ve never come close to burdening it with 132lbs, so I can’t comment on that, but it had no problems supporting 2×12x10s that I did use it for. I’d venture to say this stand is plenty adequete for just about any typical home woodworking task, though i would suggest staying away from anything north of 90-100lbs.
The telescoping stand adjusts from 26.75 – 42.75”. Its secured via friction with a 5/16”ish threaded stud. The frame is made from powder coated square steel tube. Overall design and construction seems fine for the price.
Some of more expensive models have cast iron bases which explain their higher price point. If I had a frequent need for a roller stand, I’d probably spring for a cast iron model. However, for occasional light/med duty applications, this product has work quite well. When not it use, it folds up nicely and is easily hung on the wall.
Reg price on this one is currently $17.99, but is habitually on sale for $14.99. A coupon for $12.99 recently surfaced, and I used it to buy a second. Add this one to the HF gems list.
I gave it 5 stars because its every bit as good as the other economy roller stands, but at a much lower price. If I were to compare it against a heavy duty roller stand, I’d probably go with 3-4 stars.




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#1 posted 1170 days ago

I would have to agree with you on this product. I had one given to me by a friend who bought one at Lowes for me for $20.00 under a different name. I liked what it was capable of, and seen them on sale a few years ago at Harbor Freight for $7.99 and bought 4 of them. I do put weight on them when using them for outfeeds when cutting 3/4” sheets of plywood on the table saw. I have not had one fold up on me during use like I have with a cheaper model. I also would give this product a 5 star rating as well.

-- I don't make mistakes, I have great learning lessons, Greg

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#2 posted 1170 days ago

Look identical to my Craftsman one (was on clearance for 9.99 about a year ago)

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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#3 posted 1170 days ago

I need to start watching sales for these. I need a couple of them for around the shop use…

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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#4 posted 1169 days ago

Yeah, a very good product, and a bargain at the sale price. I have two, and they do the job. Of course, with a single roller, if you don’t set it up right, the material tends to slide.

BTW, 132lbs is 60Kg, probably what the actual spec is.

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#5 posted 1169 days ago

I’ve got two without complaints. Kmart sells little pronged wall mounts that hold two perfectly!

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#6 posted 1168 days ago

I own this and it has done a wonderful job. 5 stars;) Watch the feet they will slip off.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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#7 posted 1168 days ago

Good to know. I will be looking for these. Thanks!

-- christopheralan http://www.projectwoodworks.com

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#8 posted 1151 days ago

I have two of these. One works OK, the other one doesn’t clamp down right. Not sure what’s wrong with it, but it takes all the force I can muster and it’s still too loose to use. So, I’d say the same with any HF stuff, buyer beware. I would have taken it back in the return timeframe for an exchange if they were closer than the hour away that I am from their store.

-- Doug - When all you own is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

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