Miter Saw Stands

Written by Jeremy Horelick
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Having reliable miter saw stands can put your mind at ease, especially when working on laborious or dangerous projects. Not only do stands give you improved leverage and control, they drastically reduce the odds of an accident. More times than not, workers lose fingers when they're forced to overcompensate for missing equipment by exerting greater force or cutting on surfaces that simply aren't meant for cutting.

In addition to your miter saw stands, you'll need a set of clamps to help you secure your woodpiece. Once it's been stabilized, you can begin crosscutting, which is what miter saws are expressly intended to do, though never without a workbed or table beneath the object in question. But there are other safety precautions to follow as well, many of which are simple to obey with the help of a solid all-steel stand.

Features of Miter Saw Stands

Aside from sturdy metal construction, you'll want to look for a stand that's long and wide enough to accommodate extended woodpieces. On average, you'll find roughly two-by-three-foot platforms, which are more than adequate for saws with large bases. If that's still insufficient, however, you can buy an add-on that takes your platform to a full 12 feet.

Convenience is also key when shopping around for the perfect miter saw stand or any other piece of woodworking equipment. Casters and pneumatic tires will make it much easier to relocate to another part of your workshop, while fold-down wings can help you save space in cramped quarters. If you're a contractor, and you never know just where your next job might take you, the most important thing is to have options at your disposal so you can craft a comfortable workspace.

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