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knife

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12-16-2010 06:39 PM

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I am wondering about experience with miter saw stands. My fellow woodworker here has a bosh miter saw and stand, but the stand flexes more that he would like. Anyone have experience with doing mods to the stand or better stands that would work?

-- Chad -- Buffalo, NY


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b2rtch

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#1 posted 12-16-2010 06:52 PM

I had an inexpensive grizzly and it is cheap piece of junk and dangerous, do not buy it.
I made myself a bench

-- Bert

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ellen35

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#2 posted 12-16-2010 07:07 PM

I have a delta… solid as it comes and I have a big makita on it.
Folds nicely if I want it to.

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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CampD

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#3 posted 12-16-2010 07:09 PM

I have a couple, a dewalt and a ridgid and generally only use them on the job site for a couple reasons,.. Ease of transport and set-up.
Now for a shop and reasons against,... 1) I find the legs get in the way when moving side to side to reposition set-ups, this becomes more evident working in the shop. 2) no storage,.. I have made a table level with the saw with a cubby for hand tools. 3) findly to much junk ends up under it.

I have made a dedicated cabinet set-up for the shop. The best way I know to gain experience is to build your own shop set-ups.

If thats all your budget can afford at this time.. I have heard nothing but good things about the Bosch set-up (contractor model with the wheels),.. with the way it folds-up with the saw still attached and is able to roll into the corner. But for the price of this model you could build yourself a good dedicated work area.

-- Doug...

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FirehouseWoodworking

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#4 posted 12-16-2010 07:16 PM

Like Ellen, I have a Delta miter saw stand and I too, have a large sliding compound Makita miter saw on it.

I bought it used back when I was making a living with my tools. It survived many a move from job site to job site. I still have it in my workshop and my miter saw is still mounted on it.

Rock solid. I would recommend it highly!

Cheers!

-- Dave; Lansing, Kansas

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Jim

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#5 posted 12-17-2010 06:39 AM

I have a Rousseau that I’ve used a bunch for the past 8 or 9 years. The fold out wings are excellent for supporting long boards. The stand is very stable and the footprint is relatively small when the wings are down. I cut a lot of poplar boards for building furniture frames. Some are 16’ long and they are fully supported as long as I’m not cutting too short a piece off it. The wheels are of good quality making it easy to move and have good brakes for stability. The price is a bit steep but I just don’t have the wall space to build a permanent mount and I think this stand is the next best thing.

-- JimT

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