We’ve used over a dozen miter saw stands throughout the years. The best miter saw stand for the carpenter may not be best for the guy adding an addition to a home. One may prioritize portability and simplicity while the other may want a more robust unit that rolls over typical jobsite terrain.
So we have several recommendations depending upon who you happen to be and what things you prioritize in your workflow.
Best Miter Saw Stand Overall
Bosch T4B Gravity Rise
The Bosch T4B Gravity Rise miter saw stand has been our favorite since the first day we used it. This stand also stands the test of time—as evidenced by its 10+ year run.
The Bosch T4B stand has adjustable length and riser supports. The risers make an excellent feature for the fact that, if you set it up correctly, you don’t have to hold the end of the board to make sure you have a true cut.
No one wants to make multiple trips lugging all of the equipment around the house when cleaning up at the end of the day. The Bosch T4B miter saw stand makes this less of a chore.
You can get it for $369.
Best Portable Miter Saw Stand
Metabo HPT UU240FM
The best portable miter saw stand in our experience has a great mix of the following:
- Easy to transport
- Reasonably lightweight
- Simple to operate
The Metabo HPT UU240FM is the best miter saw stand for portability. It fits the bill on all of these items and then some. While billed as a “heavy-duty” model, it really functions as a truly portable stand that gives you helpful features without overdoing it.
You get quick-release mounting brackets a pair of 8-inch wheels, and 8 feet of outfeed support. The legs fold up very quickly, and the entire product weighs less than 50 pounds once you remove the miter saw. Speaking of miter saws, you get enough stability to affix a 12-inch slider. While we recommend removing the saw for transport—you can keep it on and move it to another part of the jobsite in a pinch. You really can’t go wrong with this $169 miter stand.
Other Great Options:
Best Folding Miter Saw Stand
For the best folding miter saw stand we again prefer the Bosch T4B noted above. However, since we already covered that one, our next pick comes down to the DeWalt DWX726 Rolling Miter Saw Stand. Aside from being an impressive stand on its own, this folding stand prices out at just $199. That’s $170 cheaper than the Bosch Gravity Rise. Considering you can buy almost two of these for one Bosch—you really have to seriously consider the DeWalt.
We like the simplicity of this stand along with its solid stance. Even when used with a 12-inch sliding miter saw it resisted wobble during cuts. It rises and collapses easily, and you can safely keep the saw in place while storing the system vertically.
Other Great Options:
- Bosch T4B Miter Saw Stand (top choice) – $369
- DeWalt DWX723 Miter Saw Stand – $199
- Delta 36-267 Stand – $229.99
Best Budget Miter Saw Stand
When it comes to the best budget miter saw stand, we wanted to fall back to one of our less expensive picks. With these saws, even a “cheap” stand has to be able to offer enough support to make cuts, however. Still, a budget product should work with at least a 10-inch miter saw without problems. For that we selected the Bosch T1B miter saw stand. For just $139 you get a solid stand with dual sliding rails. And those rails extend out to a total of 8-1/2 feet to support material up to 16-1/2 feet wide.
Notably, this stand also includes an adjustable leveling foot. As anyone who’s tried to park one of these on a jobsite—three legs can rest flat on anything… Four? Not so much. With the adjustable leveling foot you can find the stability to work on nearly any uneven surface.
Other Great Options:
- DeWalt DWX723 Miter Saw Stand – $199
- Bosch GTA3800 Folding Leg Miter Saw Stand – $229.99
- Delta 36-137 Adjustable Miter Saw Stand – $166.99
What About the Best Fence Miter Saw Stand?
Lots of discussions have centered around the Fastcap Best Fence Miter Saw Stand. This system features a rather robust product that suffers no foolishness. By that, we mean that it has a very wide stance, comes with dual sets of knobby pneumatic tires…and it weighs a ton.
Depending upon whether you get the Best Fence base model or the tricked out Pro mode, you’ll spend anywhere from $330 to $1100. Clearly this tool doesn’t target entry-level users!
We haven’t yet reviewed this system in-house. However, having used well over a dozen stands, we can make some quick observations regarding this system. First, your minimum cost for a Fastcap model with wheels is $438. If you want dual 64-inch fences, that goes up to $548. The Pro models raise prices by $100 for precision adjustment blocks to raise and lower your material to meet the exact miter saw table height.
The Best Fence miter stand also keeps the wheels at the top. That means you need to navigate around these obstructions while working. It’s not a deal-breaker, but it could become a hassle depending upon how you work. In any case, we doubt you’ll find a more solidly built miter saw stand anywhere.
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What We Look for in a Miter Saw Stand
The following come across out as “make or break” features for a miter saw stand to be part of our recommended list.
You can’t make a cut if your stand wobbles when you use it. Some products can hold your tool, but when you begin to work, they quickly feel unbalanced and unstable. In some cases, that may be solved by realigning the saw’s front-to-back position on the stand. In other case, the frame of the stand simply can’t handle the duties required of it.
For fixed-leg stands we look for an adjustable foot. As we mentioned above, you can level a three-legged stand on the moon. got to four legs, however, and you need to adjust the height of that last leg to eliminate wobbling when the ground isn’t perfectly flat.
Making cuts for many on-site applications involves larger, longer pieces of material. A good stand always includes some amount of useful outfeed support. Better products have rollers that let material glide over to the saw blade. Others only include material stops. In either case, the outfeed supports should extend and retract conveniently. They also need the stability to handle heavier materials as-needed without flexing.
We can measure the mobility of a saw stand in several ways. It may include robust tires that let it roll over various jobsite conditions. Other stands might simply fold down simply once the saw is removed. If you can pick it up and carry it like a briefcase—that also fits our standards. The difference comes down to budget and preference. We’ve actually used both styles of stands over the years and the type of work you do—as well as the transportation you prefer—dictates your choice.
Ease-of-use makes for a catch-all metric that determines just how well the features work. If the stand collapses, does it do so easily? If it has folding legs—do they tuck away neatly and without hassle? The same goes for adjusting outfeed supports, releasing the saw mounts, and utilizing material stops. A tough, sturdy product with difficult-to-use features doesn’t make for a great user experience.
While some miter saw stands might end up holding your saw permanently, others require its removal. We look for easy-to-use latches that let the mounting brackets release quickly and easily from the stand. If it catches or hangs up—that can cause problems when trying to set up or pack up for the day.
Before we recommend a product, we want to make sure that what you spend makes sense. We check build quality, performance, and features and “tally” that against the cost. It’s OK to pay more for a good product or tool. You just have to get enough value for the hard-earned dollars you’re spending.
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