Bosch Folding Leg Miter Saw Stand Review – Model GTA3800
Folding Leg Miter Saw Stand – GTA3800
Miter saws are constantly evolving and getting more ergonomical. Along the same line manufacturers are constantly updating miter stands. Bosch recently introduced two new miter saw stands and we tested one of them, the GTA3800. The GTA3800 is a folding miter saw stand built from quality aluminum parts and offers a great jobsite support for miter saws.
Features and Specifications
- Rapid-Release Universal Tool Mounts – Fits most competitors’ tools. Remove saw from the stand without tools. Rubber feet protect table or benchtops.
- Adjustable Roller Material Supports with Repetitive Stops – Move workpiece left or right quickly and easily; adjusts to be level with the table; quick accurate cuts when repetitive cutting.
- Transport Wheels – Easily move stand from location to location without removing saw
- One-handed Carry Handle with Wrench Storage – Carry stand quickly and easily one-handed with saw removed for storage or work up stairs
- Dual Sliding Rails – Expand for to support material up to 16 ft; Retract for compact storage
- Adjustable Leveling Foot – For work on uneven surfaces
- Lightweight & Durable Folding Leg – All-aluminum construction for jobsite performance and compact transport or storage
For the longest time I was never a huge fan of the miter saw stands on the market. They were heavy, hard to use, and often not all that useful. Fast forward a few years and it seems as though the tool companies have finally started cranking out some real beauties and the Bosch GTA3800 is no exception.
The frame is a combination of aluminum and steel which provides excellent rigidity in a lightweight package. Weighing in at 43lbs it’s easily carried in one hand and makes an excellent companion to lightweight miter saws like the Bosch CM12. The legs fold down from the frame and lock into place with ease and they fold back up just as easily.
When the stand is folded up you have two options for transporting it. You can either roll it along by holding onto a handle cut into the frame or you can carry the stand from a single handle that’s center under the center of the frame.
The feature that I like best about the GTA3800 is how you connect a miter saw to the stand and how you remove it for transportation. It comes with two bracket/clamps that you attach to the base of your miter saw. It attaches easily with 4 bolts that secure the miter saw base to the brackets. The brackets then easily snap into the frame of the miter saw stand. When you want to break things down you simply push to levers and pick up the saw. It’s as easy as that and works as simple as that!
And lastly I really like the roller supports. They not only offer support but they have built-in stops so you can set up repetitive cuts easily on both the right and left sides. Each support can be released and extended out several feet. The rollers can be adjusted up and down to match the surface of the miter saw. By moving the rollers in and out the repetitive cut stops can be positioned as needed.
The Bosch GTA3800 is an excellent miter saw stand. It’s lightweight, very sturdy and easy to use. It offers excellent features including roller supports on both the left and right along with the repetitive cut stops on both sides. The stand is easy to set up and best of all it’s flexible enough to support most of the miter saws on the market. I would highly recommend this miter saw stand for contractors that do lots of moving from job to job because of it’s weight and ease of setup.
These miter saw stands are selling for around $250 online right now. If you’re interested in buying one I’d recommend you check it out at Amazon with the following link:
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