This great “Miter Saw Stand Madness” video demonstrates a slew of miter saw stands and discusses the features and potential benefits of each. In the video, Fine Homebuilding contributing editor Mike Guertin reviews four classes of stands: rail/sawhorse, tabletop, extending, and some unique products that are either hybrids of the other types or that stand in a class of their own.
Several of the stands he shows have been featured here at Toolmonger, but this video gives you a chance to both see them in action — a great way to compare different feature sets and brands. I found the video to be very interesting and informative, particularly for someone like me for whom a miter saw stand has always meant a workbench or some wood plopped on top of sawhorses.
Pictured above is the Trojan Work Center stand which Mike and his co-writer Rick Arnold declared to be “probably [their] favorite saw stand of all.” It’s equally appealing to me, primarily because once you remove the 2×6 or 2×8 of your preferred length, there’s not much left to store — and because Mike and Rick say it’s sturdy and versatile.
If you’re considering adding a miter saw stand to your tool collection, this video’s worth ten minutes of your time.
Video: Miter-Saw-Stand Madness [Taunton Press Fine Homebuilding]