A miter saw is a tool that is popular among carpenters and other wood workers. The main function of a stand is to keep a saw in place while it is in use. Miter saws are used by carpenters due to the fact that they give an accurate cut on any type of wood or surface. These are relatively light tools with a motor and an attached spinning saw that does the actual cutting of wood.
A miter saw stand is made in such a way that it can support different kinds of saws. There are numerous types of stands available in the market, but it is said that these are quite expensive, more so to the regular home owner rather than the professional carpenter.
To a professional saw user, a miter saw stand is a necessity if he is to be very effective in his work. A good stand enables the user of the saw to enjoy its full functionality. It is only by use of a good quality stand that a wood cutter can experience the full performance of his tool. This is so because a decent stand offers in-feed and out feed support for the saw.
Another advantage of a stand is that it can serve more than one purpose in the sense that it can be used interchangeably with other types of goods instead of only a miter saw.
A typical stand will be made up of a deck, usually at bench height with a number of different arms that offer support to the craftsman. These support arms are used for placing either long or short pieces of wood that the wood cutter is working on.
Some of the commercial stands nowadays come with an outlet that the user can use to plug in his saw as a power source. Also some come with portability in the form of wheels which make it mobile and easier for the user to work where he/she chooses as opposed to being tied down on one location in a working site.
Recent additions also mean that a user can work in poorer lighting conditions, due to the presence of a light that comes with these stands. Also, another advantage of a stand to the user is that it could be made into a portable format that he can break down and carry along with him to and from a worksite.