For most home woodworkers and Destroy It Yourself enthusiasts, a compound sliding mitre saw would be our version of an upgrade from our “chop saw”. The sliding mechanisms of these mitre saws make it easier to make cleaner cuts as well as increase the sliding capabilities of the mitre saw. But what if you are a carpenter who specializes in skirtings and frames (like a shopfitter), time and efficiency are key. You require a mitre saw solution which doesn’t simply allow you to cut bigger pieces but rather allows you to cut a larger volume of pieces in the most efficient manner possible.
In our previous article, Miter Saw Basics, we discussed what mitre saws are great for and the various features to look out for. Today, we will be looking at the few ways that rollers and mitre saw stands can make life ultra-easy.
Mitre Saw Stands
A good mitre saw stands offer a robust and portable solution for your mitre saw. These stands allow you to move your mitre saw to the garden and feed that dust into the soil. Another major benefit of using a miter saw stand is how it enables you to make more accurate cuts much quicker than usual.
A few great options on the market
Bosch GTA3800 Folding-Leg Miter Saw Stand
The Bosch GTA3800 Folding-Leg Miter Saw Stand with Wheels features an industrial-tough design and is an indispensable accessory for mounting miter saws on job sites and moving between work areas without dismounting the saw. This light and strong stand fit most miter saws on the market, including the Bosch 12-in., 10-in. and 8-1/2-in. single- and dual-bevel miter saws – as well as competitor saws.
The stand has smooth end rollers that are modifiable in height to match the height of the user’s miter saw. Adjustable rails on the compact miter-saw stand hold workpieces up to 16 Ft., and they have stops to set up for duplicate cutting. The adjustable leveling foot works on uneven surfaces. The stand is equipped with transport wheels for easily moving it from location to location without removing the saw.
Makita WST06 Mitre Saw Stand
The WST06 Compact Folding Miter Saw Stand is a versatile and portable solution for increased mobility. It has a compact and lightweight aluminum tubular design for less weight (only 33.7 lbs.), with transport wheels and a side handle that allows the miter saw and stand to be transported around the job site.
The WST06 has material support extensions that extend up to 100-1/2” with a maximum supported the weight of 500 lbs. The durable aluminum feed roller and adjustable material stop are engineered for increased speed on repetitive cuts. The folding legs allow for easy transport and compact storage
Toni Mitre Saw Workstation
This workstation boasts a universal design that works with all brands of mitre saws. It is lightweight (15Kgs.), and allows for easy transportation. The beams extend to support up to 200cm. of material and up to 15Kgs. Legs provide superior support and fold for easy storage. Leg Lock Levers allow for a fast and easy setup.
Mitre saw mounting brackets allow easy and secure mounting of mitre saw to stand. Work stops/supports can be repositioned quickly anywhere along the rail. Extension Lock Levers allow for fast and secure tightening of extensions
Worktop Roller Bearings
Along with many other functions, roller ball bearings, and stands include allowing for a smooth and less cumbersome method of transporting pieces of lumber across your workspace. This is a great feature for your mitre saw station.
A few great options on the market
Rockler Heavy Duty Roller Ball Stand
With the Rockler Ball Bearing Stand, you’ll be able to handle almost any sized timber. It’s ideal for use with wide or long stock on mitre saw stations. Constructed of 1-1/2″ steel tubing for superior strength and stability, and have an adjustable height from 28-3/4″ to 47″. The ball-bearing stand has eight 5/8″ diameter steel balls that allow movement of stock in any direction. Ideal for table saw outfeed applications.