3 Common Types of Miter Saw Stands You Can Choose From
Most people who worked on any wood project especially for home renovation and construction would agree that miter saw stands are as necessary as the miter saw itself.
A miter saw is used to make meticulously-angled cuts on any wooden surface to make frames. It is an important tool in making precise cuts on any edge. While some allow simple cutting and trimming of edges, some types of miter saws even allow beveling of edges.
When proceeding with the usage of such saws, miter saw stands might be needed in order to properly use the saw. There are many variations of the stand and one of the most common types is the traditional stand, which is comprised of a pair of saw horses that is used to mount the wood that will be trimmed off. It has solid wood placed across each horse that functions as the mounting surface. This type of stand can be made at home wherein you cannot solely use as a miter saw stand but it can double up as storage for your other tools and equipment.
There is also the tabletop stand for miter saws. As it name suggests, it is mounted on top of a flat table where it will be bolted in place. Unlike the traditional miter saw stands, this is more portable and provides maximum utilization depending on the current need of its user. However, it can be quite cumbersome to detach the saw from the tabletop. But it does not change the fact that it is one good type of miter saw stand that is compatible with most miter saws out in the market today.
Another common type of miter saw stands is the compound stand that has been another favorite tool amongst woodworkers. It is made up of several parts, and like a traditional stand, it has a pair of saw horses, made up of metal for perfect sturdiness and top quality. The compound stand is like the tabletop stand, it is also portable but is a lot easier to detach and transport compared with the latter. The usual model for this stand includes a lightweight design coupled with extreme portability. That means you no longer have to exhaust yourself in trying to figure out how to detach the bolted stand as the compound stand uses clamps that easily attaches itself to any flat table surface.