Shopping for a Chopsaw Stand
If you've been working with your saw on the floor and your work propped up on 2x4 blocks, it may be time to get off your knees.
Synopsis: This tool survey compares the specifications and features of 17 chopsaw stands, which range in price from $40 to $650. The author provides a brief overview of each stand that focuses on its ease of assembly, quality, and portability.
For years I cobbled up a chopsaw stand for every job I worked on. I’d use different combinations of plywood and 2x’s on top of sawhorses. When sliding compound-miter saws came out, I got a manufactured stand. But last year, a week before Christmas, my truck was stolen along with every tool I owned, including my chopsaw stand. I didn’t mind losing the truck, but the tools.
I bought the same kind of truck that I had before. But I wasn’t as sure about the saw stand. The market had expanded since my first purchase, and I had a lot of choices. I wanted something lightweight, strong and durable. I…