MAKITA UK has launched a new, lightweight folding mitre stand – the WST07.

Unlike previous models, the new WST07 includes toolless adjustable mitre saw bracket levers, intended to allow operators to easily install, adjust and remove the saw from the stand. It also features a sliding rail design, said to make it easy to position the mitre saw at the desired angle.

With a maximum extension length of 3,830 mm and left and right adjustable extension arms, the WST07 can be altered for each individual task and can support up to 225 kg in weight. It also includes an adjustable levelling foot, to prevent the saw stand from wobbling when working on uneven floor surfaces.

Weighing 18 kg, it is described as being easily manoeuvrable around sites and between jobs, and the inclusion of castors allows operators to easily move the stand even when a mitre saw is mounted.

The stand has two single-handed carry handles (one pre-fixed), and its compact design (minimum length of 1,765 mm) and folding legs mean it can be loaded onto the bed of a standard 1,800 mm-wide pickup truck.

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The WST07 is compatible with a wide range of Makita products, including slide compound saws, mitre saws, cordless slide compound saws and cordless mitre saws.

Kevin Brannigan, marketing manager at Makita, said: “We are delighted to add the WST07 Mitre Saw to our ever-growing accessory portfolio. This fantastic stand provides workers with a valuable tool for easier material cutting. The light weight and compact design of the WST07 means that users can quickly put up and take down the saw stand with minimum disruption – even with the tool still mounted.”

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