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Forum topic by Tedstor posted 11-19-2014 02:55 AM 2190 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-19-2014 02:55 AM

So I currently use a workmate as a miter saw stand which works ok when cutting short stock. However, it becomes a royal hassle when cutting longer stuff. I usually have to use 1-2 adjustable height roller stands on either side of the saw to hold longer boards.
I’m thinking of getting a portable miter saw stand. I figure it might be nice for holding my planer too.
I have a small, craftsman 7.25 SCMS which only weighs about 20 lbs. I was thinking about getting a craftsman universal miter saw stand. Any thoughts, opinions, or reviews? Its only ~$75 and returning it to my local Sears would be easy if it turns out to suck. But having never even seen one of these things in person, I thought I’d ask LJs first.

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#1 posted 11-19-2014 03:10 AM

I have it and love it. If you’re patient and savvy enough, you can get this for $50. I actually got it for $40 after the sales, Shop Your Way Points, Surprise Points, and in-store pickup to avoid shipping cost. Definitely worth that.

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#2 posted 11-19-2014 01:12 PM

I have one for my 10” Makita. Works fine and for 80 bucks I have no complaints. When I first put it together I thought it lacked a little rigidity but once I got the weight of the saw on it, it felt fine. It lacks a couple features you could get by spending a little more money. No wheels but it slides around easy enough on my shop floor. There’s no adjustable foot so if you’re working on uneven ground you’ve got to shim under a leg (which is probably just as fast and easy as fiddling with an adjustment).

I don’t know about using it for a planer stand. I wouldn’t but then mine weighs 600 lbs.

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#3 posted 11-19-2014 02:42 PM

I have a Bosch Gravity rise stand for mine and wouldn’t trade it for anything I am probably going to put my Kapex on it when I get it. It’s like $300 but I’ve seen them as cheap as $100 on sale but its worth every penny.

-- Nick, “I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it.” – Vincent Van Gogh

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#4 posted 11-19-2014 03:29 PM

The Craftsman stand you show is very much the same as the Ryobi stand I use on my miter saw.
Though I’m not a big fan of Ryobi stuff, this stand has seen a BUNCH of use. Mine is heavy, but that translates into solidity—a good thing.
I’ve had this stand for about 8 years.
I did have to adapt a bit for getting my DeWalt 10” compound to fit well.


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#5 posted 11-19-2014 04:43 PM

I have the Ryobi version of this and haven’t been happy with it. My Makita LS1013 is very back heavy when the blade is at the fence, so the clamps don’t really keep the saw square to the rollers. I’m sure its fine with a saw that has the slider tubes on top, but for saws with the tubes under the table like my Makita it doesn’t seem rigid enough.

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#6 posted 11-19-2014 06:52 PM

I have the Ryobi version as well and it’s a good band for the buck. I don’t think it slide around to well, at least on concrete or asphalt. It is on the heavy side and a little awkward to carry. But if you don’t plan on moving it much or setting up and taking it down much I would but it again. I have used the Ridgid gravity rise utility stand with a ridgid miter saw on it too and it’s nice to be able to fold up the stand with saw and wheel it around easily. The extra cost is well worth it in my mind. Also it probably takes up as much room as the Ryobi/Craftsman stand when you consider you have to store the saw somewhere too.

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Rick Dennington

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#7 posted 11-19-2014 07:22 PM

Why not just build your own miter saw station, put the bells and whistles on it you want/like, and you might even come out cheaper in the long haul…..Why buy it, when you can build it….?

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#8 posted 11-19-2014 08:44 PM

I had the sears stand and found it to be too flimsy. I took it back. I ended up buying the Porter Cable stand and really like it.

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#9 posted 11-19-2014 08:59 PM

Made use of an old grill for my miter saw. I am able to wheel it around the shop and have attached roller on each end that will slide out.

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#10 posted 11-20-2014 01:19 AM

Why not just build your own miter saw station, put the bells and whistles on it you want/like, and you might even come out cheaper in the long haul…..Why buy it, when you can build it….?

- Rick Dennington

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Rick Bailey

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#11 posted 11-20-2014 02:16 AM

Love mine,
I can take with me anywhere.
It will hold a planer too.

-- I'll bulid your dream,you tear it down.

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