Souping up a Chopsaw Stand
To get all the features he needed in a chopsaw stand, one finish carpenter made his own extension tables and stops.
Synopsis: This short article shows a chopsaw stand made by a carpenter who needed more features than he could find on any one commercial model.
Three years ago, I walked out of my house one morning to find that my truck and all my tools — including my chopsaw stand — had been stolen. As I began to replace my tools, 1 looked at a bunch of saw stands and saw a lot of great features on the various stands. But no one stand combined all the features I was looking for, so I decided to buy a basic stand and add the rest of the features myself.
The manufactured folding stand that I set my saw on is no longer being made, but there are other stands, such as Black & Decker’s Workmate, that would work fine. Even a pair of sawhorses or a tablesaw stand can give you a good solid…