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. In addition it sported adjustable legs for working on uneven ground or for customizing the working height, offered extra extension tables and a stop rail, and was manufactured by a South Dakota carpenter. But I had forgotten all about it until Tom Harrington, co-owner of Premium Decks,in Fargo, N.D., recently praised it on Professional Deck Builder magazine's Facebook page.

Following up, I spoke with Zach Fluto, co-owner of Harrington's deck company, who told me that they bought a Complete Power Bench six years ago and have added a few more since. He says that most saw stands are too light-duty for deck builders, while the 125-pound steel Power Bench is exceptionally stable and can easily support wet treated lumber...

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