DeWalt's DW723 sawhorse-style folding stand earned high marks back in our August 2002 issue for its portability, light weight, easy setup, rugged construction, and stability. Most builders I talk to are familiar with it, and many have been using this stand for years. For instance, Sim Ayers, owner of SBE Builders, in Discovery Bay, Calif., has used his DW723 for the past decade for everything from stick and metal framing to interior finish, and it's still going strong. His biggest complaint is that the non-marring shoes keep falling off. DeWalt's latest version, the DWX723, is almost identical to the one Ayers owns, but the shoes are now secured by screws, user-friendly levers have been added, and the quick-release saw mounts are supposed to be more secure.

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. The stock supports have flip-up stops and are 12 ¹/2feet apart when fully extended. The supports can easily...

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