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Forum topic by Razorburne posted 12-07-2014 03:09 AM 985 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Razorburne

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12-07-2014 03:09 AM

Hi there everyone,

I am hoping to purchase a Hitachi C12RSH 12” sliding compound miter saw. Most of my work gets done outside as the garage I currently work out of has no electricity. I know this saw is considered heavy and is best left in the shop, but I figure I can get a portable miter stand and simply wheel the saw out and to where I can hook it up to electricity (extension cords from house to garage are not an option – too far and think I would lose too much power).

Aside from its weight, I am aware from reading online that the Hitachi has an awkward base profile and on one side the mounting holes are not parallel. I can only imagine this might impact how it would attach to a portable stand.

I hear good things about the Rigid MSUV but not sure if this will work. Any advice?


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wseand

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#1 posted 12-07-2014 03:27 AM

I’ve. Been using the Rigid for a few years now and its a great stand. The only problem is the extennsion aren’t that well designed and have to fuss with them a bit to get them in the right position. Otherwise, a great stand. Sturdy, folds up well, rolls great, and holds the saw tight.

Rigid review.

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy

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Razorburne

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#2 posted 12-07-2014 03:51 AM

@ wseand,

what miter saw are you using with the Rigid stand?

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#3 posted 12-07-2014 04:00 AM

If your using it home only almost any of the 4 point miter stands will work. I use a cheap ryobi stand with my 12” hitachi slider on the job site when I’m on a second or third floor working. I chose the ryobi for the job site because lifting 30 lbs up 3 flights of stairs is alot nicer than lifting any of the rolling devices which are much more robust, heavy, and clumsy.

For your home, garage, or shop use pick any of them that seem to have the features you want. Your not moving it more than 50 feet at a time anyway.

Paul

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#4 posted 12-07-2014 06:01 AM

I have a 12 inch DeWalt. DW718 I think number, DBevel slider jobbie.

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy

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#5 posted 12-07-2014 09:59 AM

I have a Bosch gravity stand under my slider and love it it’s a bit pricy but well worth the cost in my opinion. around $300.00 as I recall but you can go most anyplace with it and it sets up with a snap. at least take a kook at it if nothing else when I got mine a few years back Bosch had a deal on where you but the 12” compound slider and they tossed in the stand it was a deal I couldn’t pass up and Lowes gave me an additional 10% off being a vet to boot. I think Home Depot now sell this stand instead of Lowes.

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#6 posted 12-07-2014 01:07 PM

The problem with all the commercial stands that are collapsible is that you end up with a ton of wasted space. If you aren’t moving farther than out the door I would build a rolling cabinet with folding wings like Norm Abrams would make. Then all the space below the saw can be utilized.

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#7 posted 12-08-2014 01:45 AM

I do like the idea of a rolling cart but I used the stand on job sites as well and it was nice to have.

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy

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Razorburne

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#8 posted 12-11-2014 03:57 AM

what to do you guys think about using a piece of 3/4” plywood to create a sort of adaptor plate? A square piece of plywood that can be afixed to the stand, and attaching the miter saw to the plywood via screws/bolts/etc.?

seems like it should work, right?

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