I was reading the used tool ads in out local "Reminder" paper and saw an ad
for a One Man Stand. Curious, I went to the web site, www.onemanstand.com
This is a different type of replacement for the usual roller stand most of
us use. The company is fairly local to me and I'm just wondering if anyone
has tried it. According to the maker, it is a little less fussy getting
the height exact on the outfeed.
I haven't used it, but it looks interesting. One thing I found strange
about that site was they have a "buy now" page, with all the fields for
shipping/billing/credit card, but I couldn't find the actual price of the
stand anywhere. Pretty odd. Ok, now I found it - of course after I typed
this message. It is $29.95 per the "send as a gift" page. That seems a
pretty reasonable price, actually.
I'm not sure I see where all the features they espouse come into play.
Height adjustment looks harder, actually. If that top pivots somehow to
make up for height differences, that might be OK but I have my doubts. I
like my work to stay flat on the table when it hits the roller, and I don't
necessarily see where that would happen or be any better than a roller?
Any other opinions?
Did you click on the "how it works" link?
The advantage over a roller is that it can be level with the top of your saw
to keep the material level, just like you want. If the material sags a bit,
it will hit the roller center or knock it over. With this it can sag a few
inches and hit the top and slide up to be level. If the roller is 2"
diameter, anything sagging below 1" is a problem, while OMS touts a 3 1/2"
If it works as advertised, it should be a big advantage on long boards.
Free shipping on the Web site - $9.00 on Ebay.
I think it was the most recent WOOD magazine that shows "plans" for a
tilting board that slips over your roller stand and does the same
thing as this stand.
Question - If you don’t get this stand parallel to the back of
your table saw, will it pull the board to the right or left like a
roller stand will?
It was annoying enough that I lost interest. I'm tired of these games
online. Not showing the price until they've got your personal
information is the same game crooks play. Legitimate companies should
avoid that type of behavior.
I don't know where you were, but when I clicked on the Buy it now page, I found the
price in the text above the boxes
where you fill out the Shipping and CC information. It's even in bold print, so
unless the page has changed in the
past couple of weeks, it's been right there....
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