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  • Miter-Saws Stands - Dewalt DWX723

    Made of aluminum, the 35-pound DWX723 folds into a slender, 6-foot-long package that totes easily and doesn’t crowd a pickup bed. Setup is a simple matter of squeezing release levers and swinging out the legs before securing the saw.

  • Lee Unlimited Power Bench

    This stand won a Editors’ Choice Award from Tools of the Trade magazine in 2002 because it unfolded in a minute to become a long and sturdy 18-inch-wide stand, and it had an adjustable deck height to accommodate almost any saw.

  • Ryobi A18MS01

    In a recent JLC Tools & Equipment forum, several contributors, including Connecticut remodeler Phil Herzegovitch, said they liked Ryobi’s A18MS01 miter-saw stand. Herzegovitch has now been using two of these stands for more than five years.

  • Portable Miter-Saw Stands

    An informal survey reveals the most popular manufactured models, plus some ingenious homemade options.

  • Bosch T4B Miter-Saw Stand

    The Bosch T4B's solid-rubber tires roll over rough terrain and make it easier to get the saw and stand up a stairway.

  • Building Above-Code Walls

    Four design/build teams solve the puzzle of high-performance wall construction—in four different ways.

  • Building Above-Code Walls - Belfast, Maine, Cohousing Units

    Four design/build teams solve the puzzle of high-performance wall construction—in four different ways.

  • Building Above-Code Walls - Maine Single-Family Home

    The wall system shown here is an improved version of the system I used for the house I built in Knox, Maine, in 2011.

  • Building Above-Code Walls - "Avalon" a Connecticut Farmhouse

    Our wall example is part of a zero-energy single-family house built for the tenant farmer of an organic farm in rural Connecticut.

  • Building Above-Code Walls - Norwich, Vermont Single-Family Home

    Our challenge was to realize the owners distinctive artistic vision for their home, along with their very ambitious energy-efficiency goals, while also working within the hard limits of the budget.