When I got a second miter saw I was going to get a second set of brackets for my Skil stand. It would have cost me nearly $50, and this was on sale for not much more. The Skil stand is extremely sturdy but also very heavy. I like this because it is almost as sturdy and much easier to carry. I like the stability of the double rails on the extensions. They don't extend as far as the Skil but far enough for most situations. Extra brackets are widely available under the Powertec brand for half the price of the Skil.
I bought this as a Christmas present. We didn't use it until April. The plastic clamping handle broke immediately. Craftsman products used to be good but I don't think they are anymore.
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Sears sent me a product that had the words "Defect" written across the box and underlined. Adding insult to injury, the box had some significant exterior damage. Lastly, when I went to assemble the stand, one of the clamps was broken.
The universal mitre saw stand is heavy duty enough to provide a strong work stand but light enough to move around and it stores easily in my shop. I could not use the spacing brackets because my mitre saw was about a 1/4” too wide but the base of my saw is plenty strong enough to make the attachment strong and stable. The slide out supports are about right for most all jobs. Great stand for a great price.