|Review by Chipy||posted 08-31-2011 03:08 PM||4228 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
I have seen a few reviews on Lumber Jocks ware the reviewer posted a review on a tool that has been owned for a few years and I thought, boy that makes a lot of sense. When you have had the tool for a few years I think you get to know the good the bad and ugly and sometimes great with more certainty.
Today I am reviewing a Delta mobile miter saw/planer tool stand. I have also have seen this stand under the Porter Cable brand name. Although it sells under two names I am 90% sure they are the same stand. I bought my stand at Lowes for $189 and the price has changed little if not at all. I think price is very reasonable considering two factors.1.This stand is built toughly. 2.It carries the best price in the mobile stand category Ridgid $599.99,Makita $299.99,Bosch $209.99 and Festool $800.00. But price is not everything that this stand has to offer.
By now should be able to tell that I really like this tool stand. I have owned my stand for 4years and it still works and looks just about how I bought it. Features…..The stand is built well with heavy gage steel tubing, good quality rubber wheels with a strong hubs, all sharp ends covered with heavy plastic caps and covers witch I have not lost one yet. I have abused this stand in the field in and out of the pickup multitudes of times. It is very easy to load if you need to take it on the road, you just lay the non wheel end on the tail gate and it slides right in. This stand has a hydraulic cylinder on the lifting mechanism to dampen the rate which it collapses’ so you don’t get your fingers caught any were on the stand. There are two roller work supports that open up to 8 feet or so plenty long enough for base board or crown molding. The stand is primarily designed to accommodate a miter saw or planer but the mounting system is flexible enough to Fit just about any tool. You can adjust the mounting brackets both length wise and the brackets swivel 360%. When the stand is not being used it can be left in a vertical fashion saving room in the garage.
In closing the original reason I bought this stand was not for contractor style use but more as my portable miter station in my shop. I would love to build a permanent home for my miter saw but Living in Florida my shop space is at premium. Without a basement or an out building almost all my tools need to roll or be able to stow away. This stand gives me a comfortable work station while being able to fold up and stow away.