PortMate PM7500 Deluxe Miter Saw Stand Review
The Bora is one of the most popular miter saw stands on the market today. They are very affordable and have been around since the early 2000’s. However, they haven’t really changed much over time, so it isn’t surprising that they still work well.
I mean who wants to spend $500+ on a new table saw?
Bora has been making their own portable folding saw stands for years now. Their folding miter saw stands are great because they fold up small enough to fit into your pocket or bag, but big enough to hold a full size miter saw! These portable folding saw stands come with all the attachments you could want such as fence extensions, jig holders, and even dust collection baskets. You can get them in different colors and sizes from basic black to fancy wood grain finishes.
I’ve used Bora portable folding saw stands for many years and they have always worked great. When I first started using these portable folding saw stands, I was surprised at how sturdy they were. The only thing that would make them better is if there was some sort of rubber gasket covering the inside of the bottom part where the wheels attach to. If that ever changes, then these portable folding saw stands will be my go-to choice for my next project!
Portamate PM7500 Deluxe Miter Saw Stand Review
The PM-7500 is a great miter saw stand that can hold up to 12 foot long materials. The stand has a unique ability to fold up and roll around on 4 small wheels. When the stand folds up into its carrying position, it looks like a briefcase. It also has an easy-to-use latch system that holds the saw in place.
When you want to set up the stand, all you have to do is push down on two quick-release latches and it opens right up.
The stand is made from heavy duty steel tubing with thick plastic coatings over the welded connections. It also has a large front wheel that makes moving around obstacles very easy. When you put the saw in place, it locks into place with a quick-release lever so it doesn’t move around while you’re using it.
The PM-7500 can hold almost any miter saw on the market today. I’ve used it with a Hitachi 12 inch sliding miter saw without any problems. I like the way it folds up and locks into place. It makes it very easy to store or transport since it doesn’t weigh that much.
The only thing I don’t care for is the front wheel doesn’t have a brake, so it can be difficult to keep the saw from rolling when you’re moving it around.
Bora Portamate PM-4000 Review
The PM-4000 is a great choice for those of you on a tight budget. It’s smaller than the other stands mentioned above. It can only handle smaller miter saws up to 7-1/4 inches, and it doesn’t have a rolling base. It does have a built in handle so you can carry it around.
The PM-4000 is mainly designed to be used with smaller miter saws. If you’ve got a smaller Hitachi, Makita, or other small sliding miter saw, this stand will probably work well for you. It’s very similar to the PM-7500 except it is missing the extending wings for larger saws. The miter bar fits in the stand just like a sliding miter saw and locks into place.
The PM-4000 is made from steel tubing with flexible plastic coatings on the welded connections. It has a black wrinkle powder coat finish for rust resistance. The base is wider than the PM-7500 so it gives more stability for the saw while in use. The handle makes it easy to carry around the job site.
In my opinion, this stand is really only good for lighter miter saws. If you’re going to be using a heavier 10 inch sliding miter saw, you will need the larger PM-7500. What Type Of Miter Saw Do I Need? There are four main types of sliding miter saws you will run into. They are the standard, compound, radial arm, and slider.
The standard is by far the most popular type. It is a basic back and forth sliding saw that is very accurate and easy to use.
The compound miter saw has a smaller sliding arm on the right side that allows for more user friendly cutting vertically.
A radial arm miter saw is very similar to a compound miter saw except the sliding arm extends out on a radius from the rear of the saw.
The slider type allows you to make long back and forth cuts by sliding the entire saw to the left or right without having to lift it up and relocate it. These can be very useful for bigger jobs when you are cutting long boards.
The best miter saw stand is the Bora PM-7500 Folding Miter Saw Stand with Quick Release for Standard and Large Sliding Mitre Saws up to 10-Inch. It’s got everything you need and it is adjustable for all standard or large sliding miter saws up to 10 inches. You can’t go wrong with this one.
For a smaller budget, the Bora Portamate PM-4000 Folding Miter Saw Stand is an excellent choice for small sliding miter saws under 10 inches.
If you don’t have a miter saw, you can always get the Bora Portamate PM-3500 Heavy Duty Rolling Miter Saw Stand. This stand is great for transporting your saws around the jobsite and has a built in storage shelf.
If you need a miter saw, I suggest the Bora BP-1200SL 12-Inch Compound Miter Saw with Laser. This is far and away the best miter saw for the money you can get. You won’t find a better one for under $400.
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