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Editor's Notepad

Editor's Notepad

UPDATE: Ultimate Miter-Saw Stand -- And the Winner is...

comments (0) December 10th, 2010 in Blogs

Video Length: 3:05


The comment period is over.

The design is in prototype testing.

We have picked a winner of the Bosch miter saw.

The winner is: cochran5400

Man, are you one lucky guy.

Tune in Friday, December 10 at 4:30 pm for a sneak peek, with senior editor Justin Fink, at the prototype (see the video above). We will also announce the winner of the Bosch gliding compound miter saw at that time live on FHB TV (right here on this blog post).



We're on a mission to build the perfect miter saw stand; and the mission begins with you.

There's no shortage of collapsible, portable jobsite miter saw stands on the market. Some are cost-effective ($100-$200) and functional, but fall short on refined the features and adjustability needed for more demanding tasks.

Three Ways To Join In

You have a few options for contributing to the discussion, each has it's own pros and cons:

1. Comment on this post.

PRO: Quickest way to enter

CON: You can't upload pictures of your own rig


2. Post pictures in the Miter Saw Stand Photo Gallery

PRO: Automatically Featured on the home page and blog pages.

CON: Can only post 3 pictures.


3. Comment in Breaktime

PRO: Upload as many photos as you want

CON:You may get sucker-punched by the Breaktimers.

More expensive models (upwards of $1,000) are more accurate, complex, and offer enhanced gizmos-but you pay the price.


We need your help. Tell us what to build.

On this page you will find articles from past issues of FHB, Tips and Techniques from the archive, and a bunch of videos from our library.

Consider these materials your starting point, and then join the discussion, post your own videos, and show us pictures of your rig. In short, tell us exactly what to build.


What do you like and hate about your own stand?

If you have a stand-whether homemade or store-bought-tell us what you like about it, and tell us what you hate.

Tell us what you wish it had in terms of features, and tell us what features you could do without. How important are weight and portability?

What about onboard storage, power supply, and lighting? Does it include any aftermarket fences, extension wings, tracks, hold-downs, or stops?


What's in it for you?

This winter we will take the best ideas and combine them to create the ultimate miter saw stand. We'll post the plans here on the website, and publish the stand in the magazine as well.

Any person that has contributed suggestions or feedback will automatically be entered to win Bosch's brand new GCM12SD 12-in. compound miter saw with axial glide mechanism.

Haven't heard of this innovative sliding compound mitersaw?

Read a review and watch a rough cut video of it over at



Folding Chopsaw bench

Radial Arm Saw Stand

Chopsaw Table

Folding work bench

Double-duty miter saw bench

Supporting cuts on uneven ground

Folding miter saw stand



A Chop-Saw Workstation

An Exemplary Folding Workbench

Souping Up A Chopsaw Stand

6 Great Miter Saw Stands


More Miter Saw Stands Reviewed


Cool stuff at Fine Woodworking:

FWW article on building a miter saw stand for your shop

Video of John White building the above stand


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