Last updated on August 7th, 2021 at 10:46 am
A miter saw stand is an invaluable accessory you should get if you have a compound miter saw because it makes it easier for you to use the saw, and provides other functionalities such as extending the material support.
Miter saws don’t normally come with stands when you purchase them. However, in order to operate them comfortably and efficiently, you need to set it on a table or platform.
That’s why you need a stand. Apart from providing a stable platform for you to operate the saw, it also helps in terms of mobility.
Quality miter saw stands usually come with wheels which enable you to move the saw around freely, especially on a busy jobsite.
With that noted, it is pretty easy to tell that it’s one of the most important accessory for anyone who owns a miter saw.
A quick search online will return a large selection of stands with different features, and you might end up scratching your head as to which one to choose.
That is why, in this article, we’ve listed and reviewed the 10 best miter saw stands out there, so that you can choose the most suitable one you can use with your miter saw.
Most importantly, the stands in this list meet our selection criteria and are chosen based on the features stated in our buyer’s guide below.
1. Bosch Gravity-Rise Portable Miter Saw Stand
Talking about the best miter saw stands, Bosch’s gravity-rise stand is one of the best ones you can get your hands on.
It’s a top-of-the-line stand you can use to mount Bosch’s own miter saw, or any other brand of miter saw you own, especially one from the major brands.
What really makes the Bosch gravity rise stand special is the gravity-rise feature. This feature allows for rapid setup and dismantling of any miter saw on the stand.
It features rapid release tool mounts you can use to quickly mount any saw on the stand.
As for capacity, the stand can hold up to 18 ft. of material without any trouble, and it’s also very portable featuring two 8 inch pneumatic tires for ease of transport over the jobsite.
In terms of durability, the Bosch gravity-rise stand is one that will definitely stand the test of time, as it’s made with high quality steel.
Using it is very easy because even on a rough terrain, you can adjust the feet of the stand so as to balance your work perfectly and work accurately with it.
2. Dewalt DWX726 Portable Miter Saw Stand
If you’re a framer, a trim carpenter, cabinetmaker or any professional construction woodworker who use miter saws on the jobsite on a daily basis, then a mobile miter saw stand is a must-have accessory you should have.
As it stands right now, one of the best ones you can get is the Dewalt DWX726. It features a 3-position pneumatically assisted raising and lowering, which makes it very easy to assemble and disassemble to minimize downtime.
With its weight up to 67 pounds and constructed with tubular steel, the DWX726 is capable of carrying up to 300 lbs. of additional weight, making it ideal for any heavy crosscutting project you have in hand.
You can use it to mount almost any miter saw on the market as the mounting rails are easily adjustable.
The DWX726 comes equipped with wide adjustable infeed and outfeeed work support.
These supports provides you additional 8 feet of material support to support long materials at the ends while making cuts.
3. Toughbuilt TB-S600 Gravity Miter Saw Stand
There aren’t many miter saw stands as ergonomic, tough and sturdy like this Toughbuilt TB-S600 gravity stand.
First of all, it’s a rolling stand with two rugged rubber tires, so you won’t have any carrying around to do if you have it.
Once mounted on the stand, you can push, pull or roll it along with the saw anywhere you want within the jobsite or out of it.
It features a heavy duty boxed tube steel frame which guarantees strength, stability as well as the peace of mind knowing it will stand the test of time.
With the TB-S600, you get up to 10ft of material support extension, allowing you to support long materials while making cuts.
As for compatibility, the Toughbuilt TB-S600 is compatible with most brands of miter saws including Dewalt, Bosch and many other brands.
Mounting and dismantling the saw from the stand is very easy with the quick release tool mount it comes equipped with.
Overall, the Toughbuilt TB-S600 is definitely one stand every professional craftsman will find very useful in his workshop or on the Jobsite.
4. Bora Portamate Miter Saw Stand – Mobile Rolling Workbench
The Bora Portamate stand acts as both a miter saw stand and a mobile folding workbench you can use for carrying out your projects.
So, when you get it, you’re getting a miter saw stand and a workbench you can use for other projects. In fact, it features a rotational tool mount which allows you to flip the saw underneath the stand, allowing you to store the miter saw away along with the stand.
With the saw flipped underneath and the extension wings fully extended, you have up to 7 ft. of working surface at the top you can use as a workbench.
Equipped with 10 inch wheels, you can roll the miter saw with you anywhere around the jobsite or even around your workshop.
The Bora Portamate is not only limited to use with miter saws, but with up to 30 inches of workbench space available, you can mount any other benchtop tool you use for your work on it.
When folded, it covers a small footprint of 31 by 29 inches making it very easy to store away when not in use, even in a small workshop.
5. WEN MSA330 Collapsible Rolling Miter Saw Stand
WEN’s MSA330 collapsible rolling miter saw stand is one more stand you should definitely check out if you’re looking for a top quality stand to elevate your miter saw for work.
It features a universal design and mount which allows you to mount almost any miter saw on it, including all miter saws by WEN themselves.
Made with 1-1/2 inch diameter steel frames, the stand is sturdy and will definitely stand the test of time. When fully assembled, it elevates your miter saw up to 33 inches of the ground providing a suitable height to allow you work efficiently with your miter saw.
It comes equipped with extendable support arms you can extend from 32 to 79 inches to support long workpieces.
3 onboard 15A 120V outlets on the stand ensures you can easily connect your corded miter saw to an outlet.
After working with your miter saw, you can collapse the stand easily and roll it along with the miter saw as it’s equipped with two tires for transport.
6. TACKLIFE Folding Miter Saw Stand
With a weight capacity of 330 lbs. and a universal mounting system, there are very few if there’s any miter saw this TACKLIFE folding stand won’t support.
Although it comes without no tires, the stand itself weighs just 21.6 lbs. which makes it very easy to carry around.
You don’t need any tool to assemble or fold it. Everything about this TACKLIFE stand is easy to handle.
It features support rails which extends up to 76-4/5 inches which makes it suitable for handling long stocks easily without any difficulty.
Apart from that, there are rollers on both arms of the adjustable support which helps to reduce friction and makes it easy to slide materials over it.
Overall, the TACKLIFE stand is definitely up there among the best miter saw stands anyone can ever hope to use.
7. WEN MSA750 Heavy Duty Miter Saw Stand
This is not just any miter saw stand. This is the WEN MSA750, able to take load up to 750 lbs. in weight and up to 10 ft. in length.
It’s the ultimate heavy duty miter saw stand. If you are a framer or if you intend to work with long heavy duty lumber that is very heavy, then you need a stand like this one.
With it, you can work on lumber as heavy as 750 lbs without any hiccups. The universal design ensures that it fits nearly any miter saw you’ll find in the market or the one you already have.
8. Dewalt DWX723 Heavy Duty Miter Saw Stand
With extendable arms that provides up to 16 ft. of material support and a 500 lbs. weight capacity, the Dewalt DWX723 is really a heavy duty miter saw stand.
Just like the WEN MSA750, it’s the type of stand you need when you need to tackle heavy duty lumber on your miter saw.
It will work with any type of miter saw you have. You just have to mount it on it and you’re all set to work all day with it on the jobsite.
The miter saw is foldable with a leg lock lever which allows you to easily fold it up when you’re not working with it or set it up when you’re ready to work with it.
Although it handles up to 500 lbs. of load, the stand weighs just 35 lbs, making it very lightweight and easy to transport to and from the jobsite.
9. Milwaukee Aluminum Folding Miter Saw Stand
Even though it weighs just 31s, the Milwaukee aluminum folding miter saw stands is capable of supporting up to 500 lbs. of weight, while the extendable arms can support work pieces as long as 100 inches in length.
It folds very easy and setting it up for work is likewise. Even if you’re working on an uneven surface, the foot is adjustable. Hence, you can easily level it accordingly.
The stand comes equipped with mounting brackets compatible with all brands of miter saws. Thus you can be rest assured that yours will mount well on it as well.
10. Tomax Miter Saw Stand
If you’re looking for a compact, lightweight miter saw stand for home use or for your DIY projects, then this Tomax stand is the ideal stand you need.
It weighs just 22 lbs, making it the most lightweight stand in the 10 stands reviewed in this article. It folds very easily, making it very easily to dismantle and stow away when not in use.
The Tomax stand features quick attach saw mounts which allow you to mount any miter saw or other tools on the stand.
It has a weight capacity of 330 lbs. with extendable arms that allows it to support large work pieces comfortably.
Overall, the Tomax stand although portable and compact, is sturdy, works hassle-free and is built with materials that will allow you use it for a long time.
If you’re a homeowner who’s not looking to spend much on a miter saw stand, then this Tomax stand might just be ideal for you.
How to choose the best miter saw stand – buyer’s guide
If you’re in the process of choosing a stand for your miter saw, then you’ll find this part of this article very useful, because I’ve highlighted 7 factors you need to consider when buying a stand for your miter saw.
You probably have a wooden stationary workbench in your workshop where you can place your miter saw stand. Most likely, that workbench is stationary, not collapsible, and it’s very stable.
Unlike most workbenches which are made of wooden stationary, stable parts, most miter saw stands are made of movable metal parts which are linked together with screws and nuts. Hence, the need for stability.
It is important that the stand is made of quality, strong and durable metal or material, and that it stays in place rigidly once it’s set up. Some miter saws are very heavy, that’s why if you end up with a crappy stand, you’re not going to end up happy.
If the stand is not stable, it will disrupt or even prevent you from working with it. So, it is very important that you choose one that stays in place once it’s set up.
A very important feature any miter saw stand should have is compatibility. There are many miter saws out there made by different manufacturers.
The miter saw you have is different from other ones out there in terms of weight and size. That is why your stand should be made in such a way that it is compatible with all the different miter saws.
So before making your choice, ask or check very well and make sure it is compatible with most or all miter saws, and most importantly, that it is compatible with the one you have.
When choosing the ones in this list, we made sure that we chose only the ones that are compatible with most miter saws.
Miter saw stands are usually equipped with arm extensions for support when you are cutting long materials like crown moldings.
Most crown moldings usually come in lengths of 16 feet. So, if you’re working alone, it would be nice if yours have supports that can hold the excess length in place while you make the cut.
So, when making your choice, check how long of a material the miter saw stand can support. Some miter saws have 8 ft of material support, some have 10 ft. The more the length of material it can support, the better it is for you.
How much weight can your miter saw stand support comfortably? That is the question you need to ask yourself before splurging on any miter saw stand.
The different stands are made with different sizes and types of material with different configuration. Hence, the amount of weight they can hold varies.
For instance, the Dewalt DWX726 can support up to 300lb, the Bora Portamate PM-4000 can support up to 500lb, while the Dewalt DWX725B can support up to 1000lb of material.
Each stand has limitations on how much weight it can carry.
I’m pretty your miter saw is not as heavy as 100lbs, and you won’t be piling a lot of weight on the stand at ones, but it’s good to know that the one you choose can hold its own when considerable weight is applied.
Weight of stand
Trust me, you don’t want a miter saw stand that weighs too much. The miter saw itself has its own weight, which might be a lot depending on the miter saw you have.
Adding that to the weight of a heavy stand can prove very difficult for you to move or transport, even if it has wheels on it.
So, getting a lighter miter saw stand is the way to go because it means less load for you to handle, when you’re done for the day.
Ease of Setup
The thought of setting up your miter saw stand for use should not cause you to panic. If it does, then it’s pretty obvious that are using the wrong stand.
A miter saw stand should be very easy to set up in order to reduce down time and focus on the work at hand.
The Bosch T4B and the Dewalt DWX726 are just two of the stand that are equipped with simple yet effective systems that makes it easy to setup the saw for use.
For instance the Bosch T4B stand features a gravity rise system that takes advantage of the weight of the saw to make setup quick and easy. You don’t have to apply your strength when setting up the stand.
The Dewalt DWX726 also features a three position pneumatically assisted raising and lowering system which makes it easy to set up the saw for work.
Check for and choose saws that have features like this, easy to set up so that you can become more efficient in your work.
Simply put, look for a stand with wheels so that you can freely move the saw and stand when you done using it.
A stand with wheels will also help when you’re on the jobsite. It will be easy for you to move the saw and stand to wherever you want it on the job site if it got wheels on it.
Unless you don’t plan to move your saw and stand once, they are set up you should consider getting a miter saw stand that can easily be wheeled around.
Some miter saw stands come with pneumatic wheels while others come with rubber wheels.
Pneumatic wheels are preferable when you have to move the saw on uneven terrain. Rubber wheels are not so good on uneven terrain.
The Bosch T4B portable miter saw stand is equipped with pneumatic wheels while the equally outstanding Dewalt DWX726 got rubber grip wheels on it.
Both stands have wheels on them, hence they’re very portable and very easy to move around.