Milwaukee has announced that they’ve come out with a new miter saw stand, 48-08-0551, and it’s lighter and more compact than their previous stand, 48-08-0550.
Thank goodness! Their older miter saw stand is a robust beast, but also unusually wide, bulky, and heavy. It’s not very portable.
This new Milwaukee miter saw stand was designed with portability in mind. When collapsed for storage or transport, it measures 43″ long. With the arms fully extended, it spans 100″.
It weighs in at 31 lbs, compared to the older stand’s 56 lbs.
The older stand had built-in wheels and a pull-along handle, along with a centered carrying handle.
The new one has a carrying handle, and there will also be an optional carrying strap.
Despite its smaller size and lighter weight, the new Milwaukee miter saw stand can still support loads of up to 500 lbs. Its main support structure is made from aluminum, and the legs and support extensions are made from steel.
There’s a new optional table top accessory, 48-08-0552, which serves as a place to rest your blueprints, marking tools, tape measure, fasteners, or other such things. There’s a recessed storage tray for securing items that are prone to rolling, such as pencils.
The saw comes with one set of tool brackets, and the extendable work supports are built-in. There looks to be an adjustable foot, for leveling or stabilizing the saw stand on uneven ground.
The extending support arms have height-adjustable work supports with flip-over stops.
The tool brackets can fit Milwaukee’s M18 Fuel sliding miter saw, as well as other brands’ saws. You can buy additional brackets (48-08-0554) for $25 per set.
- Table Top (48-08-0552): $25
- Carrying Strap (48-08-0553): $15
- Additional Brackets (48-08-0554): $25
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ETA: June 2017
Although not optimistic about the price, this looks like a competitive miter saw stand.
I’ve used Milwaukee’s older miter saw stand, 48-08-0550, and while it is sturdy, its size and weight are completely impractical. I also found it to be awkward to set up and take down. Other brands’ full-size miter saw stands are often just as long, but they’re lighter, narrower, and much more easily moved and handled.
The inexpensive add-on table top accessory is a potential plus, although it’s something you can easily make for other brands’ miter saw stands with an extra set of tool brackets and some plywood, MDF, or other sheet material.
If I were in the market for a portable miter saw stand, and ignoring the price for a moment, this model would make it to my shortlist.
I was about to say golly looks alot like a dewalt model I own – without the adjustable support rails – as I cheaped out for my home use. I like their top idea and like you said – another set of brackets and a board does the same – but if that top was say 4-10 dollars more than a set of brackets and of sufficient size it’d be a good buy.
Maybe dewalt will copy them on that. As I’m interested now. OH and I like the adjustable leg end but I think it needs 2 of them.
OH question as I can’t see it in the pic. Can you nest a 2×4 on the top of the stand – and screw it down so as to use the stand as a saw horse? The dewalts do that and I find it a useful feature.
I can’t tell. Looking at the press images at full resolution, I don’t see screw holes anywhere.
How exactly do you do that without putting a ton of holes in the top? That is a feature that I have been looking for for a while now. I like the removable brackets but where my shop is at, I am better served with a rolling popup stand.
on the dewalt stand – that doesn’t have the slide out arms (which is the key point the more I think about it) – there are 4 holes or maybe 6.
paired up. such that the 2×4 lays on the 4 side on the top of the AL in a groove – and you can run screws into it from underneath the stand with the legs out of the way. I used the same holes to fashion me a wood support since I don’t have those nifty sliding arms on mine.
A heavy and but perhaps less transportable stand has some merits relative to being a solid support. But I can attest that it is not always desirable. When my son in law borrowed (became a permanent thing) my Dewalt miter saw – he demurred (based on bulkiness I think) on taking the DW723 stand and various appurtenances that still hang off the ceiling of my garage. In 2013 when I gave up on getting the saw back – I bought a GCM12SD with its fold-up gravity rise stand. Neither can be called lightweight – but the wheels help.
Really wish they would have dipped into their “disruptive innovation” briefcase and pulled out something that wasn’t just a dewalt clone.
Yeah have to agree that Milwaukee didn’t put a ton of innovation into this, since RIGID part of the TTi family I would have kinda if expected an upgrade to the AC9945 MSUV miter saw utility vehicle or along those lines.
This is the 3rd mitre saw that I’ve owned, and its by far my favorite I love the oversized wheels (12″) and a the rapid setup about 3 seconds up or down, and since my mitre saw isnt used on a daily or even weekly basis at times its stored in my shed rather than garage.
When I do take it out to jobsites I bring my ramps for loading. It handles rough and uneven ground easily, and and can tranverses most stairs havn’ tried deck steps yet, but rubber wheels would be better but more expensive.
Only issues that I and others have had with it were just the extremely poor assembly instructions.
I can’t imagine ever using a miter stand that didn’t have wheels that weren’t as large or were missing. Stand is soild when setup but havent tried it out on grass/dirt, I can’ t imagine any issues except may uneven ground.
I will say that I now use my mitre saw on a much more regular basis, as its no longer a PITA to setup or transport. I’ve got an older Rigid 10″ with great clamps but its heavy but solidly built (alot of the newer mitre saws Ive looked at use far less metal and more plastic. I may now upgrade to either a slider or a 12″ as i enjoy using it more now.
It was an excellent deal last winter at $99
I’d like it a lot at $125.
For that price it comes in green.
I havent tried this size stand. I use the larger DeWalt folding stand, and cant imagine cutting base, especially MDF, unless you are buying the 12′ pro packs that Lowes sells.
Can anyone comment on the difference in usability between this size stand and the 6’6″ish full size stand with slide out supports?