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Manufactures of ALL stands don't take into account women users. They "Pink it and shrink it," and that doesn't work. I'm also 55 and although I'm in good shape, I don't have the hand strength or back strength to move a heavy stand - but I want stability and portability.
I live in a small house, no basement, very limited storage, so something I can move easily, or collapse would be great. I often work alone so I need something with an outfeed table and clamps that's easy for a one-woman operation.
Right now I clear off my office desk (which I made out of a sheet of 3/4" plywood ripped to 3'wide x 6' long) and clamp the saw down with C clamps. Not great - but I don't do a lot of work with the saw now because I'm waiting to get/find a perfect stand! When I'm outside I use a folding table (heavy molded plastic from Lowes) I screw the saw to.
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