A dedicated miter saw stand, with a support table or two on the sides, makes the saw more convenient to use and can even improve cutting accuracy. The downside to most miter saw stands is the amount of floor space they require. Port-A-Mate’s new PM-8000 Port-A-Cube is designed to give you all the advantages of a sturdy miter saw station, but in a space-saving package.
Its tubular-steel stand has two tip-up side extensions, each measuring 30 in. long. When both are upright, Port-A-Cube provides up to 7 ft. of horizontal surface for supporting long lumber, and it has a working height of 34 in. The center table is 26-1/2 in. wide, with adjustable tool mounts that fit most miter saw bases. A 9-in.-wide leveling platform on each side extension table scissors up to meet flush with your saw’s table.
A unique feature of Port-A-Cube is that the center table surface rotates on a horizontal axis; when you’re finished sawing, you can swivel the saw down and out of the way in order to use Port-A-Cube as a continuous flat bench surface for other tasks.
With the side extensions folded down, Port-A-Cube reduces to a 31- x 29-in. footprint. A pair of 10-in.-diameter wheels and a dolly-style handle make the system easy to roll around the shop, yard or jobsite.
Port-A-Cube is designed for miter saws, but the manufacturer suggests that it could also be used for benchtop planers or other portable tabletop power tools.
Port-A-Mate’s new PM-8000 Port-A-Cube STR Miter Saw Work Station (item 50066) is available at Rockler retail stores and online. It sells for $349. A miter saw is not included.