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Old 11-13-2006, 09:20 PM   #1
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Does any one have a Hitachi miter saw stand with wheels? I have had mine for less than six months and two of the legs feel really loose. I lower the legs on the end with the wheels, while using the other to legs as handles when I roll the saw around and load it in the back of my truck. Has anyone else had this problem with the Hitachi or any other brand?


And the bracket that holds axle for the wheels is bent really bad as well.
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Old 11-13-2006, 09:27 PM   #2
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I have had mine for over a year with a 12" saw mounted to it. I have had no problems at all.

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Not being the search police,but there was a good thread on stands in here few months back. .................

I use the bosh trac rack... its ok .......but would look at that delta stand .
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Does any one have a Hitachi miter saw stand with wheels? I have had mine for less than six months and two of the legs feel really loose. I lower the legs on the end with the wheels, while using the other to legs as handles when I roll the saw around and load it in the back of my truck. Has anyone else had this problem with the Hitachi or any other brand?


And the bracket that holds axle for the wheels is bent really bad as well.
I have been using the Trac Rack T 3 ( same thing as Hitachi) for four years. I use it every day. Wheels and legs still solid even after occasional rough terrain and some abuse by my crew. It has held up well. Money well spent.
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Being the tool Wh*re that I am, I like tools in quantity. I bought 2 Ryobi stands.....I know....Ryobi sucks... They have been great so far. The saws remove quickly (I store my saws seperate from the stands), the stand folds up and down easily and are light enough to carry comfortably in one hand. The only disadvantage I can see over the dewalt is that they don't extend as far.
Oh and the best part..... $99
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I've got the Hitachi stand and have had no problems, but I take my saw off each time, fold up the legs and carry it into the trailer.
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I never take my heavy 12" Hitachi SCMS off the stand, that is why i bought the stand, so i would not have to carry that heavy beast around, I think next time I will buy the Dewalt (even though I'm not a fan of Dewalt) and a hand truck to roll it on.
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Ridgid MSUV is a great stand... Why anyone would buy anything else is beyond me. (If you can get it on sale for $99 its really a great deal)
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Ridgid MSUV is a great stand... Why anyone would buy anything else is beyond me. (If you can get it on sale for $99 its really a great deal)
I agree 100%, this stand is simply the best
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Ridgid MSUV is a great stand... Why anyone would buy anything else is beyond me. (If you can get it on sale for $99 its really a great deal)
I agree too! I have had the Ridgid MSUV for 4 or 5 years, I wouldn't buy any of the others @ any price. It may be a little bulkier than some of the others but it is sturdy and durable. It is also very fast to set-up / breakdown.
Hmmm. I need to get another for my secondary saw, maybe they'll go on sale for Christmas.
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I hear you on the heavy and bulky issue Day, As you very well may know it is very nice going up and down stairs with just like a hand truck. To alleviate some of the jarring on the saw when doing this as well as mooving it acrossanything other than pavement, I replaced the wheels with pnumatic ones, much smoother and easier on the saw. For getting it in and out of the van, I tilt it up on the opposite end of the wheels and "walk" it so I can set the wheels on the edge of level change. Also, with an additional pair of roller stands with the ones that are part of it, it makes a bitchen thickness planer setup as well.

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Ridgid MSUV (miter saw utility vehicle)

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I hear you on the heavy and bulky issue Day, As you very well may know it is very nice going up and down stairs with just like a hand truck. To alleviate some of the jarring on the saw when doing this as well as mooving it acrossanything other than pavement, I replaced the wheels with pnumatic ones, much smoother and easier on the saw. For getting it in and out of the van, I tilt it up on the opposite end of the wheels and "walk" it so I can set the wheels on the edge of level change. Also, with an additional pair of roller stands with the ones that are part of it, it makes a bitchen thickness planer setup as well.
I never thought of using one for a thickness planer, very good IDEA! I have a Makita Thickness planer on a regular stand, and it is always a pain to move aound from job to job. The pneumatic wheel idea is a good one too!
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I agree 100%, this stand is simply the best
Hey I knocked my laser off my 12" Hitachi the other day
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how the heck did you manage that?
I use that rigid stand for my hitachi 12 inch and love it. Making my buddy pretty jealous cuz he's stuck with that delta and it is falling apart.
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I agree 100%, this stand is simply the best
I second that...I paid $99 on sale at HD a year ago.
Wish I'd had bought two at that price. I only see them for $150 now the cheapest...and thats still a good deal!!!
I have my scms bolted to the sucka.
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Ridgid MSUV is a great stand... Why anyone would buy anything else is beyond me. (If you can get it on sale for $99 its really a great deal)
My vote is for this stand too! I have been using it daily since June and love it.
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My vote is for this stand too! I have been using it daily since June and love it.
Yeh know...the "only" thing that I've heard some people say around townabout it is that it doesn't look as sleek and compact as some of them butthe funny thing is..practically speaking...you can transport your big tools on it better than any other I've seen or owned.
Don't judge a book by its cover...right?
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I agree....read all of your advice and bought the H-D SUV table and mounted my Bosch 5412L on it. It works nice and the price is right!!! The features it does have work pretty well and smooth and its a breeze to set up and knock down. For once.....let your money work FOR you!
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