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JULY JLC 1999 To get the most out of a chop saw, you need a good saw stand. While there are a lot of saw stands on the market, I've had the best luck with a homemade design I've copied and refined over the years. This saw stand is inexpensive, rugged, and simple to build using one 4x8 sheet of 1/2-inch lauan plywood. I like lauan because it's flat, smooth, relatively light, and only costs about $40 a sheet. The saw stand consists of two side pieces, a top, and four "webs" that tie the sides and top together (see Figure 1). Three Easy Pieces To build the stand, first rip two 8- foot side pieces from