We've used a dozen miter saw stands over the years. The best miter saw stand for a carpenter might not be for someone who is adding something new to the house. One person may prioritize portability and simplicity, while another may want a sturdier unit that can roll over typical job site terrain.
So we have some suggestions based on who you are and what your priorities are in your workflow.
Editor's note: Check out our best miter saws article for our top recommendations.
Best Miter Saw Stand Overall
Bosch T4B Gravity Rise
The Bosch T4B Gravity Rise Miter Saw Stand has been a favorite of ours since the first day we used it. The stand has also stood the test of time – its more than 10 years of operation is proof.
The Bosch T4B stand has adjustable length and riser support. Risers are a great feature because if you set it up correctly, you don't need to hold the end of the board to make sure you're actually cutting.
No one wants to lug all their equipment around the house multiple times at the end of the day. The Bosch T4B Miter Saw Stand makes this a chore.
You can get it for $389.
Best Portable Miter Saw Stand
Metabo HPT UU240FM
In our experience, the best portable miter saw stands contain the following:
- easy to transport
- quite lightweight
- easy to use
The Metabo HPT UU240FM is the most portable miter saw stand. It meets the requirements of all of these programs, and then some. Although billed as a "heavy-duty" model, it's actually a true portable stand that gives you useful functionality without overdoing it.
You get quick-release mounting brackets, a pair of 8-inch wheels, and 8 feet of out-of-the-box support. The legs fold up very quickly and the entire product weighs less than 50 lbs with the miter saw removed. When it comes to miter saws, you get enough stability to hold a 12-inch slide. While we recommend removing the saw for transport, you can leave it open and move it to another part of the job site in a pinch. You can't go wrong with this $192.99 miter stand.
Other good options:
- DeWalt DWX723 Miter Saw Stand — $229
- Bosch T1B Miter Saw Stand with Folding Legs – $148.99
Best Folding Miter Saw Stand
For the best folding miter saw stand, we again choose the Bosch T4B mentioned above. However, since we've covered that, our next pick comes down to the DeWalt DWX726 Rolling Miter Saw Stand. In addition to being an impressive stand in its own right, the folding stand is only $199. That's $170 less than the Bosch Gravity Rise. Considering you can pretty much buy two of these for the price of one Bosch – you really have to give DeWalt a hard look.
We love the simplicity and sturdy stance of this stand. Even when used with a 12-inch sliding miter saw, it resists wobble during cutting. It rises and folds easily, and you can securely hold the saw in place when storing the system vertically.
Other good options:
- Bosch T4B Miter Saw Stand (Top Choice) — $389
- DeWalt DWX723 Miter Saw Stand — $229
- Delta 36-267 Stand – $281.99
When it comes to the best budget miter saw stands, we like to fall back on one of our less expensive options. However, with these saws, even a "cheap" stand has to be able to provide enough support to make the cut. Still, the budget product should have no problem with at least a 10-inch miter saw. For this, we chose the Bosch T1B Miter Saw Stand. For $148.99, you can get a solid stand with dual rails. These rails extend a total of 8-1/2 feet to support material up to 16-1/2 feet wide.
It's worth noting that this stand also includes an adjustable leveling foot. As with anyone trying to park one of these on a construction site – three legs to lay flat on anything… four? Not that much. With a single adjustable leveling foot, you can find the stability to work on almost any uneven surface.
Other good options:
- DeWalt DWX723 Miter Saw Stand — $229
- Bosch GTA3800 Folding Leg Miter Saw Stand – $249.99
- Delta 36-137 Adjustable Miter Saw Stand – $204.99
How about the best fence miter saw stand?
Much of the discussion revolves around the Fastcap Best Fence Pro Miter Saw Stand. The system has a fairly strong product and no goofy situations. By that, we mean it has a very wide stance, comes with two sets of knobby pneumatic tires…and weighs a ton.
Depending on whether you get the Best Fence table-mounted system or the well-designed Pro model, you can expect to spend anywhere from $399 to $1,400. Obviously, this tool is not aimed at entry-level users!
We have not reviewed this system internally. However, after using a dozen booths, we can make some quick observations about the system. To start, the Fastcap Best Fence Pro model with wheels starts at $803.79. If you want dual 64" fences, the price goes up. Pro models feature precise cut length indicators and stops and anodized fences.
Best Fence miter brackets also keep the wheels on top. This means you need to work your way around these obstacles. It's not a deal breaker, but it can become a nuisance depending on how you work. Regardless, we doubt you'll find a sturdier (or more expensive) miter saw stand anywhere.
The best miter saw stands from more brands we trust
Best Ryobi Miter Saw Stands
The Ryobi Universal Miter Saw Quickstand gives you a very portable basic miter saw stand. It has no wheels, but can hold up to 300 lbs, allowing you to extend the extension rails and work stops to handle longer materials. Use this stand if you want a fully collapsible stand that easily fits into your work van or truck. You can even slide it into the back of a pickup truck. For $179, you can find cheaper options with similar or better features—surprising given Ryobi's typical value proposition.
Best Ridgid Universal Mobile Miter Saw Stand
The Ridgid Universal Mobile Miter Saw Stand with Mounting Bracket has had a special place in our shop for years. Similar in general style to the Bosch Gravity-Rise, this stand lets you spin your miter saw around on its large 12-inch wheels. This also gives it tons of maneuverability when you're on a rough job site.
With a 300-lb weight capacity and an extension arm that includes a material stop, you can support longer workpieces. However, we do wish this stand included at least one roller guide.
Best Delta Rolled Miter Saw Stand
The Delta has a collapsible rolling miter saw frame that definitely caught our eye. While it can hold up to 350 pounds, it does so on smaller rubber wheels. Compatible with virtually any saw, the Delta 36-267 is an affordable option for anyone looking for an entry-level rolling stand.
Best Bora Portable Miter Saw Stand
What sets the Bora Steel Folding Portable Miter Saw Stand (PM-4000) apart is its simplicity. For less than $100, you can get a really compact tool that you can take anywhere. It has 116 inches of material support, using extension arms. It can also hold up to 500 lbs between material and saw. This is a solid tool at a great value!
Best Makita Miter Saw Stands
The Makita WST01N Large Rising Base Miter Saw Stand looks a little unusual. What it offers is a really wide range of uses. The spring-loaded table unfolds and collapses easily and rolls over rough terrain on its 12-inch wheels. Inside, it hides and stores up to 9 feet of material support, which often includes vertical supports. It also has 5 different height settings to suit almost any application or user.
Best Milwaukee Miter Saw Stands
If you're a fan of Big Red, the Milwaukee 48-08-0551 Miter Saw Stand gives you everything you need for cutting with a portable saw. Made of lightweight aluminum, you can easily toss it into your truck or work vehicle. It can hold up to 500 lbs, and the optional harness makes getting on and off the jobsite easier. Finally, this stand offers an adjustable foot. This will help you level it and ensure it remains stable no matter where you happen to be cutting.
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What We Look For In A Miter Saw Stand
Here are the "make and break" characteristics of miter saw stands on our recommended list.
If your stand wobbles while in use, it won't be possible to cut. Some products will support your tools, but they quickly feel unbalanced and unstable when you get to work. In some cases, this can be resolved by readjusting the front-to-back position of the saw on the stand. In other cases, the frame of the bracket simply cannot handle the duties it needs.
For fixed leg braces, we look for adjustable feet. As we mentioned above, you can set up a tripod on the moon. However, with four legs, you'll need to adjust the height of the last leg to eliminate wobbling when the ground isn't perfectly flat.
Cutting for many field applications involves larger, longer pieces of material. A good stand always includes some useful outfeed support. Better products have rollers that allow the material to slide onto the blade. Others include only material orders. In either case, the outfeed bracket should extend and retract easily. They also need the stability to handle heavier materials as needed without bending.
We can measure the mobility of a saw frame in several ways. It may include tough tires that allow it to roll in a variety of jobsite conditions. Once the saw is removed, the other brackets may simply fold away. If you can pick it up like a briefcase and carry it with you, that's up to our standards too. The difference comes down to budget and preference. We've actually used both types of booths over the years, the type of work you do and your preferred mode of transportation dictates your choice.
easy to use
Ease of use is an all-encompassing metric that determines how well a feature works. If the stands collapsed, would it be that easy? If it has folding legs – do they tuck away neatly? The same applies to adjusting the outfeed bracket, releasing the saw carriage and utilizing material stops. A rugged product with hard-to-use features doesn't make for a great user experience.
While some miter saw stands may end up permanently securing your saw, others require their removal. We looked for easy-to-use latches that allow the mounting bracket to be released from the bracket quickly and easily. If it gets stuck or hangs – this could cause problems when trying to set up or pack for the day.
Before we recommend a product, we want to make sure you're getting what you're paying for. We check the build quality, performance and features and "check" it against the cost. It's okay to pay more for a good product or tool. You just need to get enough value for the hard-earned dollars you spend.
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