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  • Homemade Miter Saw Stands

    Many carpenters make their own saw stands, which they can tailor exactly to the work they do. These stands are their workbenches, and because the stands are wooden, users can nail or screw their accessories anywhere.

  • Trojan Workcenter

    The concept of the Trojan Workcenter is simple: Two pairs of collapsible legs firmly clamp to a 2-by rail, which you supply; there’s an MDF saw table and two adjustable support rollers that clamp to the top of the rail.

  • Ridgid AC9945

    According to the specs, the Ridgid AC9945 Miter Saw Utility Vehicle weighs just 57 pounds and extends to an overall length of about 9 1/2 feet.

  • Festool Kapex UG Mobile Miter Saw Station

    This station is designed to pair with the Kapex saw that many high-end finish carpenters like to use. The two extension wings give continuous support and provide extra work surface that is ideal for trim work, and simple flip stops allow repetitive cuts.

  • 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.