Some Good Some Bad, March 27, 2003
Reviewer: Richard D Auman
This is a good product with some flaws.
Very portable and fast and easy to set up.
It is stable (much more stable than it looks).
Long adjustable supports.
Flip stops are handy for repetitive cuts.
The price - quite reasonable when you look at the
competition (or even the previous version of this stand).
The biggest problem is that the supports are just too
small. Yes you can position the support 12' from the blade
but there is no support in between. This is a problem when
squaring the ends of 16' mdf moldings - they really sag.
Cutting mdf moldings upright is even worse - a slight bend
in this scenario results in the molding falling of the
front or back of the support.
The supports adjust easily to match the height of your
saw. The problem? Plan on adjusting them constantly
because they will not stay put. Also the beams that the
supports sit on have some wiggle room to allow them to
slide in and out. At full extension the beam can be move
as much as 3/4" up or down
My review is somewhat negative because I wanted potential
buyers see both sides - all the glowing reviews hide some
flaws. However, I still really love this stand. You can
not beat the portability of this stand. The problems I
have found have been solved in some other stands but those
things are just huge beasts. The portability is far more
important to me. Also the stiffer your material the
better. The stand really shines for rough carpentry -
where small variances with the stops don't matter, the
height of the supports can be off a bit, and the material
is straight enough to not fall off the support or sag in
between. I have often cut 4 x 12's for headers (as long as
14') and the stand held the up perfectly.
Most of my grievances only arrise when using MDF moldings.
The fact that I do so regularly is probably the biggest
factor in my 3 star rating.
In case you were wondering - I'm a contractor and I have
used this stand almost every day for about 18 months.
good things just get better, November 4, 2001
Reviewer: R. Hayes
How do you take a good product and make it better? Go back
to the drawing board and that is what Dewalt has done. No
longer do you have to buy accessories to get the stand to
16 feet and the tape system that was not that great has
been erased off the new model. Unlike the first model
where it cost more than the compound miter saw the new
model is price in check. The price is alittle high at over
two hundred dollars but when you get it and use it you
will say that it was money well spent. Dewalt will no
longer be making the old model but there is a company that
makes a knock off and they sell it at Lowes and two
hundred even. I tried to call this company but could never
get a responce and they don't have a web site and didn't
see any accessories to go with it so for 30 dollars more
give me the new Dewalt improved model at Amazo.com where
they have a web site and people to help if you need. Try
this stand and you will be happy and it has a garrantee
Excellent product, and I got it free!, March 16, 2006
Reviewer: Just Me
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Great stand for moving around, March 15, 2006
Reviewer: A. Lee
It's fast and easy to set up right out of the box,
lightweight but solid and sturdy, and takes up little
space when collapsed. I'm really impressed with the length
that it extends out to, but just like many other reviews
noted you lose support for the work piece when the arms
are extended. It comes with two support arms that could be
placed on one side of the saw, but that only works if
you're just cutting a little off the end. After I
purchased the stand, I decided to go back and order
another 2 DW7232 support arms. If you only work with stiff
material, you wouldn't need it, but if you're working with
trim it helps to have the extra support.
Top Miter Saw Stand hands down!, March 15, 2006
Reviewer: J. S. Carr "family man" (Jersey Shore) - See all
This is the best miter saw stand on the market under $200,
and better than some costing more! It can handle a 12"
slide saw no problem, it's very stable. The overall length
when the arms are extended is almost 16 feet! The arms can
handle some weight, so you can use this stand for decking
no problem. Sets up and breaks down very easily, and the
handle makes for great portability. You won't find a more
stable stand, so don't waste your money on anything less.
Great tool, March 15, 2006
Reviewer: Jeffrey R. Stifter "stify"
This stand is extremely well built along with being easy
It is easy to setup, store and carry. Where my miterbox
goes my stand now goes too. Highly recommended for anyone
that does repitition cutting or cutting of long peices.