Delta chop saw stand
I recently bought a new 12″ Delta slide saw and the folding stand that’s available for Delta chop saws. Overall It’s a fine tool system that meets my needs but there is one fly in the ointment that I think the design engineers coulda done better on and that is the bolts that bolt the saw down to the stand. The problem is those dang bolts are a pain in the wazoo to put in every time you want to use the saw with the stand. It wouldn’t be too bad if you were on a jobsite and had the saw set up for months at a time but for a small trunkslammer like me where I’m at a different job every two or three days it’s a pain to have to try to bolt the thing down every time with my fat fingers in that tiny little gap. Anybody else find this detail irritating and what did you do to make a quick disconnect from saw to stand? Or did you come up with anything?
I bought the Dewalt stand. Its much easier because it has a clip on connector.
I can set up in about five minutes. ( after bolting connectors on the saw that is which is a one time thing)
Clip on connectors?
Are you talking about the ones that come with the stand?
And you just leave them mounted on your saw all the time and just click them on the stand when you set up?
I feel sufficiently stupid now...........
Yeah I leave em on all the time now. With the easy set up there is no reason not to use the stand all the time.
If you bought your stand at a big box maybe you can return it.
ya stole my thunder!
that dewalt stand has a coupla nice features that make daily in/out so easy I actually use the stand!
Jeff Buck Construction
Artistry In Carpentry
Don't know what kind of bolts that you are talking about.
But if you look in catalogs like Rocklers, Lee Valley, and Woodworkers Supply you will see that they have several different kinds of "quick nuts and knobs". You slide them over the threads and the turn to tighten.
A-holes. Hey every group has to have one. And I have been elected to be the one. I should make that my tagline.