Miter saws are designed for making simple, accurate, quick cuts with most woods, some metals, and various other physical objects. But, use one without a proper stand—like on the ground or a table—and some of that simplicity, accuracy, and speed are bound to be compromised. The best miter saw stands can be set to your height so you needn’t hunch over uncomfortably while you work. They can also be adjusted for many different lengths of wood or metal, with some featuring pull-out rests to hold material.
DeWalt Company History
DeWalt is an American company that represents a worldwide brand of power tools for the construction, manufacturing, and woodworking industries. The DeWalt brand actually falls under the umbrella of Stanley Black & Decker. This parent company also owns Irwin Tools, Craftsman, Lenox, Porter-Cable, Proto, Bostitch, Vidmar, and several others.
DeWalt was officially formed in 1923 by Raymond E. DeWalt (who invented the radial arm saw). Eventually, the company was sold to Black & Decker in 1960. Nothing too exciting happened until 2004 when Black and Decker bought Porter-Cable and combined it with DeWalt in Jackson, Tennessee.
DeWalt expanded into the production of hand tools in 2011, and in 2013 they added mechanics’ tools. Three years later, in 2016, DeWalt debuted FlexVolt, the construction industry’s first hybrid voltage battery pack. It runs at either 60V Max (series) or 20V Max (parallel) mode depending upon whether it is placed into a 60V FlexVolt or 20V Max tool.
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.
Our Top Picks of DeWalt Miter Saw Stand
The top-rated products below were chosen for quality, price, and customer satisfaction to help you find the best DeWalt miter saw stand for your workshop.
DeWalt is known for durability, and the broad, steel frame of its Miter Saw Stand With Wheels doesn’t disappoint. With large wheels on one end, rubber feet on the other, and a bulky 70-pound weight, it may look difficult to work with, when in fact it’s easier than most. That’s thanks to a pneumatic system that relies on friction and gravity for controlled setup and takedown, even with the saw attached.
The DWX726 rolling miter saw stand is a convenient solution to transporting a saw between jobsites. Constructed of steel for durability providing 300 lbs. capacity. One-time assembly and pneumatic assisted raising and lowering for quick and easy set up. Wide adjustable roller work supports provide up to 8 ft. of material support. Mounting rails adapt to nearly any miter saw or portable thickness planer.
The stand can be set to three different heights so that taller or shorter users won’t struggle with their saw. The universal stand is rated for use with all miter saws and features extension arms that allow you to work with materials up to 8 feet in length.
The DWX723 heavy-duty miter saw stand is designed to work with all brands of miter saws. Lightweight aluminum construction (35 lbs.) allows for easy transport and leg lock levers allow quick set up. 5-1/2 ft. beam extends to support up to 16 ft. of material and up to 500 lbs.
This outstanding extension miter saw stand takes the concept of extension arms to the next level by actually allowing the tablespace (the middle of the stand) to extend out as well. This gives you the ability to work with material up to 500 pounds and 16 feet long while maintaining stability via a wide base. A lightweight at 35 pounds, the DeWalt Heavy Duty Miter Saw Stand can fold up for storage or transport, though a lack of wheels and a folded length of 6 feet can make portability awkward. The universal stand supports all miter saws and uses non-marring feet to stave off damage at any worksite.
The DWX724 Compact Miter Saw Stand is designed to work with all brands of miter saws. Compact design and lightweight aluminum construction (29.8 lbs.) allows for easy transport and leg lock levers allow quick set up. 40 in. beam extends to support up to 10 ft. of material and up to 500 lbs.
It also has a lot of pros. First, it’s extendable so that you can make up to 16 ft cuts on it. Second, the item is lightweight, so it’s easy to carry despite the lack of wheels. And you may need it because such long cuts may be easier to perform outdoors. When not needed, this portable miter saw station might be folded and take little space for storage.
It’s also designed to be compatible with all the most popular sizes of miter saws. But weight is what matters. If the saw’s combined weight and the material to cut are over 500 lbs, the stand may fail to stand it.
The DWX725B heavy-duty work stand with miter saw mounting brackets is built to handle the toughest jobs with capacity of 1000 lbs. (each). Compact design, transport latch, and lightweight aluminum construction (17 lbs.) enable easy transport. Leg lock levers allow quick set up. Includes DW7231 miter saw mounting brackets for use as a tool stand.
For a cheap and flexible option, the DWX725B is an extremely lightweight aluminum stand with handy brackets so you can mount your miter saw. Although it’s just over 15 pounds, this heavy-duty stand will support up to 1000 pounds which is exceptional.
The DEWALT Wide Miter Saw Stand Material Support and Stop holds wide material in place for cutting. It also keeps your stock from falling off the front or back. The support is durable enough to withstand tough working conditions yet constructed of lightweight aluminum. It has a flip-up stop for fast conversion to a cut stop and is adjustable in height to fit your miter saw table height.
Can’t I just build my own miter saw stand?
You absolutely can. If you don’t need your stand to be mobile, and you’d prefer to build your stand, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t. Keep in mind that the materials you’ll need to buy and your time spent building the stand may end up costing you more than if you purchased a stand instead.
Is A Miter Saw Stand Necessary?
If you already have a workbench with plenty of extra space, you may be able to avoid buying a miter saw stand altogether. But, considering that many people need a stand that’s portable or one that can adjust up or down depending on the user, most people use a dedicated stand for their miter saw.
Which Type Of Stand Is Best For Me?
Depending on the type of work you do, you may find one style is better suited for you than other styles. If you need to be able to move your saw to different places in your shop, or other job sites, you’ll probably want a wheeled table that’s easy to transport. Or, if your saw will stay in one place permanently, you may find that a traditional saw stand or a rail stand is best for you.
Are wheeled stands worth the extra investment?
The answer depends entirely on whether or not you’re going to take advantage of the additional features these stands offer. If you’re transporting your stand to multiple job sites, or new locations at a job, you’re likely to find that it’s well worth the extra money for a wheeled stand.
How to attach a miter saw to a stand?
There are special mounting brackets you connect your saw to, blade down. Then these brackets let you roll the saw firmly by the line. If you have a laser guide (or any other type), you can adjust your movements in real-time.
Can I use a miter saw stand for a table saw?
Yes—but don’t! Technically you can use a miter saw stand for a table saw, but whenever you’re using any power tool, it’s best to be extra cautious to avoid possible injury. Putting a table saw on a miter saw stand can be dangerous. A miter stand is built to withstand a vertical force, not a horizontal force, making it likely that a miter saw stand would tip over if used to support a table saw. Invest in a separate table saw stand, or build one yourself if you have the skillset, rather than take the risk.