Portamate PM7500 Compact Deluxe Miter Saw Stand

April 2, 2014 by
Filed under: Carpentry, Manufacturing, Stand/Support 

 Features:

  • Portable
  • Support Arms extend out
  • T supports adjust to the height of the saw base
  • Flip up stops for repeatable cuts
  • Wheels
  • Storage box
  • Outlet strip with dust plugs
  • Outlet strip cord brackets
  • LED work light
  • Quick release clamps connect to different saws
  • Stand can support 500 pounds

 Materials:

  • Body, Legs, and support arms are steel
  • Top of the base is aluminum with plastic ends
  • Storage box is plastic
  • Outlets are plastic
  • Orange body panels are plastic
  • Levers and knobs are plastic
  • Wheels are plastic

We’ve had the Portamate PM7500 for nearly two months. In that time, it has held up well, considering several of us have used it. Even the plastic parts have done well.

Out of the box, the Portamate PM7500 takes about ten minutes to assemble. It took another five minutes to attached the quick release clamps to the bottom of the Bosch saw that we used for this review.

None of us have used a miter saw stand with an integrated light, an outlet strip, or a storage box. At first, we thought they were kind of gimmicky, but they proved to be very useful. The integrated light came in handy when calibrating the blade to the base of the saw, the storage box now holds pencils and pens, and the outlet strip comes in handy for another light or a vacuum.

The Portamate PM7500 is portable with the saw attached, but it is kind of heavy. We now release the quick release clamps to separate the saw from the stand. There is an integrated handle to pull the stand, but make sure to extend the T support up on the opposite side so that it does not drag against the floor.

For finish carpenters, the Portamate PM7500 would do well as a field saw stand or be equally at home in your garage or shop. It has a base that can support up to 500 pounds, so it would be great for framers, too!

For more info: http://www.boratool.com/pm-7500

Available here: Portamate PM7500 Compact Deluxe Miter Saw Stand (amazon)

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