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HTC Portamate Portable Mitersaw Stand

WOOD magazine rating
Brand:
Portamate
Model:
PM7000
Price:
$230

Description

Portable miter saw work station with 4-outlet power center, 8-inch wheel, and storage compartment
Universal machinery mounts for planers, band saws, scroll saws, and mitersaws
Aluminum with rubber feet
Limited time offer: includes work vise and work light
33-inches tall; up to 7-feet long; 75 pounds; 1-year warranty

WOOD magazine review

HTC Portamate Portable Mitersaw Stand

Review Summary

To offset its high price, the PM7000 adds several nice features. Up front is a built-in power strip—handy for plugging in multiple tools and the included worklight. Also standard is a vise we’d rate as medium-duty.
(In addition, Portamate sells an accessory router tabletop with fence for about $125, and extra quick-release mounts for $25 per pair for mounting benchtop tools.) The legs brace the stand well, and the front legs sport a pair of fold-up brackets that hold a workpiece while you set up the saw or cut another piece. A small storage compartment in the brace under the rail holds pencils, but not much more. We found the plastic 8"-diameter wheels adequate, but too small and narrow for easy rolling over a rough job site. we also wish the handle was easier to grab when the stand is collapsed.

Detailed Ratings

4.0
out of 5

Performance

4

Features

5

Ease of Use

4

Value

3

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