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Thread: Now that I have a saw looking for a great stand

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    Now that I have a saw looking for a great stand

    Ok Looking for opinions of a great miter saw stand. I want one that I can set up in the shop and bring to a work site. Looking for all opinions but would really like to hear from guys doing this professionally also

    Self employed Saw Dust Sweeper.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Lake City, Florida
    I originally bought the Dewalt stand, great stand- solid and sturdy. Then I got the Ridgid SUV. I use the Ridgid SUV, It's easier to handle, fold and move around, don't have to take the saw off to move it. In my shoip and around the house it works great.

    IF I were a contractor carrying it around from job site to job site and somewhat younger -- I'd go with the Dewalt.
    For shop use and simplicity to fold up and stick in the corner out of the way -- I'll stay with the Ridgid SUV.

    BTW If you want a used DeWalt stand and live in the area -- PM me!

    Tony, BCE '75

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Tokiwadai, Japan
    I have the original Rigid SUV...actually, I have 2. One for my planer and the other for my DeWalt miter saw. They are stable, and fold up nicely for transport or storage.

    The newer is somewhat similar, but I don't have any first hand experience with one.

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    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    No, not all of SoCal is Los Angeles!
    I have the MSUV Greg has. Love it.
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  5. #5
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM
    Another vote for the Ridgid MSUV. I use it mostly for my planer, but the miter saw goes on it from time to time, too.
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  6. #6
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    i have a ridgid and a trojan.......the trojan is easily 10x the stand! much lighter, easier to move in and out of jobs, longer general a better unit. lots of guys like the ad&e stand but it requires 2-3 trips to set up although it does offer measured stops.
    either way you go invest in a 15$ electric pencil sharpener to attach to the stand, you`ll be glad you did!
    [SIZE="1"] associated with several importers and manufacturers.[/SIZE]

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Inside the Beltway

    Every once in a while that ridgid would go on sale for 99 bucks. I waited, waited, then grabbed one on sale. I'm sure Tod's right about the other one... but it's hard to beat $99, if you can find the new one for that...



  8. #8
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    WNY, Buffalo Area

    I don't have a stand for my mitresaw, but I know the Ridgid MSUV gets high marks from alot of people.

    let us know what you end up with.
    We create with our hands in wood what our mind sees in thought.
    Disclosure: Formerly was a part-time sales person & instructor at WoodCraft in Buffalo, NY.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Mountain Home, Arkansas
    I have the (what else? ) Grizzly H7657.

    The price is excellent and it is a very stout stand. But, the wheels are small and it is difficult to move around anywhere except on a smooth floor.

    There are other makes with much larger wheels. For what you need, do check out that feature before making a decision.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    We now divide our time between southwest Florida and southwest Vermont.
    I bought the newer version of the Ridgid MSUV to mount my Makita 10" slider, and have moved it several times. Very pleased with it, especially since I caught it on sale.

    Last edited by Tony Maio; 07-19-2008 at 08:54 PM.
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    The pessimist says it's half empty.
    I say the glass is twice as big as it needs to be.

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