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pitchnsplinters

262 posts in 2072 days


1959 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: miter saw resource question

Has anyone used / owned one / researched the Bosch T4B Gravity-rise portable miter saw stand?

I have a very small shop (16’ x 17’) and am convinced I need to put some wheels under my miter saw. There are several manufacturers out there (Delta & Rigid the most notable) but I seem to keep gravitating (ha, a freudian slip?) back to the Bosch.

I see advantages to having a mobile miter saw. I have ongoing home renovation projects that take me throughout the house, and I have plans to build a couple of outdoor projects (playset for the kids, new shed, ...). I prefer to have better mobility that a cabinet on casters that would be the more typical set-up for a home woodworking shop.

I searched this site and found no previous review or forums, though I have not been known as the most thorough investigator. If there has been previous posts please point me in the right direction. I appreciate your thoughts and advice.

-- Just 'cause a cat has kittens in the oven, it don't make 'em biscuits.


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Don K.

1075 posts in 1961 days


#1 posted 1959 days ago

I have used the Ridgid before and have one for my Remodeling Business. It has worked out well. The 2009 Tool Guide is out (Got it last week at Lowe’s) they review several Miter-saw stands. The three portable stands they review are Ridgid AC 9944, Bosch T4B and the Delta 36-136

Bosch price $280, Delta $180, Ridgid $163

-- Don S.E. OK

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Don K.

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#2 posted 1959 days ago

Here is a video review over some of the stands they tested.

http://www.taunton.com/finehomebuilding/how-to/video/miter-saw-stands-tool-review.aspx?

The portable reviews start at about 7:10 of the video if you wish to skip all the stationary stands.

-- Don S.E. OK

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pitchnsplinters

262 posts in 2072 days


#3 posted 1959 days ago

I found a Bosch on Craigslist for $190. Haven’t acted on it yet.

Thanks for the video info, the host seems to favor the Bosch (a bit anyway) over the Rigid.

-- Just 'cause a cat has kittens in the oven, it don't make 'em biscuits.

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Tom Coster

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#4 posted 402 days ago

Just got one after they were back ordered many months. This thing is awesome! Pull one lever and it folds right up with no effort. Folding and rolling is very stable. Extensions work great and have built in pop up stops for repetitive cuts. I bought after reading excellent reviews and have to agree with the high praise.

-- Tom, MI, SC

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joeyinsouthaustin

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#5 posted 402 days ago

I have the one on the table saw, that it is based on (actually three of them) they go out with the crews, and are easy to use and jobsite tested. I recommend heavily and can tell you they are tough. There is no better test for endurance than sending a bunch of kids out with tools they don’t own!!! ;)

-- Who is John Galt?

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