Why do the mounting brackets for this stand not work with the 12" compound miter saw?
I have the 12" compound miter saw and first off, the assembly instructions are the absolute worst I have ever seen. Why would the written instructions be in the front, and then the diagrams in the back of the book? That means you constant have to flip back and forth.
Second, the parts list couldn't be more unclear. All metric, with no picture so show what bolt, nut, etc... is being referenced.
Third, the clamping brackets that go on the top of the stand do not work with the 12" compound miter saw. WHAT!?!? The back slots will allow you to insert the bolts, but the front ones don't because of the locking mechanism on the clamps.. The instructions say to you "1/2" material or greater and mount that to the brackets, then mount the saw to the material." REALLY!? Are you serious? So I have to go buy plywood to make this work? That is unacceptable. If this issue hasn't been addressed it should, because this is a horrible design flaw with a half-hearted attempt for a fix.
Finally, I am missing parts from my kit. How would I go about getting them? How would I know what to call the part that I am missing since there is no picture accurately showing what the parts look like. I guess you could say I need a "dome top nut". The one that is used to secure the foot pad.
I have to say, this stand is a huge disappointment and I wouldn't recommend it to anyone.
3 years, 6 months ago