Ridgid MS-UV Miter Saw Utility Vehicle

Tool: Ridgid MS-UV Miter Saw Utility Vehicle

Description: This stand has everything and it weighs it. There are nice steel rollers on multi-direction adjustable support arms. Fasten your saw to removable  mounting rails that simply clamp to the stand for easy attachment and removal. It’s got great levers to tighten all the adjustments. There are poorly designed legs that pull out and pivot down from the extensions.

Rating: ★★☆☆☆

Experience:
I struggled with the package at the Depot. I got a cart. I assembled for an hour. Fit and finish were questionable. I mounted the saw and brought it to a siding job for a month. It’s a little unsure of itself on its tubular feet. A little top heavy, no doubt. The first week on the job both support legs for the roller extensions broke off. One orange clip shattered but the leg still worked. Some laborers failed to notice the little steel ball you press in to unlock the leg before pivoting it back up and sliding it inside the extension leg and broke it clean off.
Comments:
It’s a 100lb. nightmare. That’s my impression and it comes at a high price because this stand does it all. MOST importantly, it’s got wheels. The sole reason I purchased this down-right heavy-as-lead miter saw stand was for the wheels. I should have known better when I couldn’t manage the box in the store without a cart. The second best feature are the nice rollers but the support legs on mine broke leaving the roller supported by the extension arms, a little wobbly.

I dislike this stand so much that I started this blog. It pisses me off every time I use it and I’ll tell you why because it’s features epitomize the demands of a mobile carpentry shop but it’s functionality and quality are seriously lacking.
I recently purchased another miter saw. I picked up the Makita LS1013FL . The 10" Makita comes in a few pounds lighter on the scales which helps with day after day lifting from shop to truck to job back to truck and shop, ugh. So sick of this back and forth am I that I decided to buy wheels for my saw; roll to truck, pivot onto bed and slide it in. No lifting.
Well, true enough I can now roll my saw, attached to the MS-UV, to my tailgate, lift and heave-ho it’s in. Open tailgate, lean down wheels first and roll to site. The stand should weigh less than 1/2 of it’s current weight of 94lbs !

Links:
MS-UV at Ridgid.com (Product Data)

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9 Responses to “Ridgid MS-UV Miter Saw Utility Vehicle”

  1. [...] the above gallery, my Makita LS1013 sits like royalty atop the completely garbage Ridgid MS-UV which I positively regret [...]

  2. Wow. Murphy’s Law.. this damn thing bit me today.

    This is a great stand when it’s Stationary. The bitch is when you have to move it. I’m not sure why every F-ing part on mine is so easily bent, broken or destroyed.
    Setting up this morning I pushed the orange button, stood on the foot pedal and lifted but it was locked… It took me a while to figure out something got bent putting it away last night.
    After hammering the part straight, I was able to get the legs to unfold and lock into place so I could use it. Believe me, it took a while to figure out why it was stuck.
    One of the nice handle covered screws used to tighten the extending roller support also got bent and will no longer clamp the extension arm. The way I figured out it was bent? Turned the lever and my finger got pinched between it and something that cut me. You see, just then I was cursing this thing for having so many problems and whamo, it hurt me. Got to be one of Murphy’s Laws.

    In Summary: This thing is a piece of $h1t but it really does a great job of holding the tool and supporting the material… albeit a bit crooked.

    I’m looking for a better, Significantly Lighter stand for my work. This is just not my style. No quality in the Ridgid MS-UV.

    Too many cheap parts make it far too heavy.

  3. EVERY TIME I USE THIS STAND I FUCKING HATE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Thanks for posting your displeasure. I’ll keep shopping. I’ve been shopping for a stand for about a month and they all seem to have some serious failing.

  5. I have one of these supporting my DeWalt DW718, and for the most part, I like it. But, I am just a hobbyist, and I roll the thing out of my garage into the driveway for a Saturday. I am not trucking it to a site, and then having the undocumented doing OJT on my tools in some customer’s back yard. Mine must be slightly different — I don’t have those supporting legs under the rollers (or perhaps I have them and don’t know it), and my extensions seem sturdy enough that I don’t seem to need them. It’s not perfect, but it seemed to be the best choice available when I bought it. My only complaint it that the chrome plating is coming off of one of the rollers (the most used one).

  6. I agree with you that the stand does support materials very well. From floppy lengths of siding to 2 x 10′s the support arms/rollers do a good job, even without the legs.

    My buddy has the same stand, purchased a year before mine, and it’s different. There were some design changes made.

    I often think about how harshly I’ve condemned this stand on Toolboxblog.com but then again I use it regularly and it still irks me every time. It’s a bad marriage for me. I need the stand, haven’t looked for an alternative, complain about it yet making a living using it regularly as a primary tool on the job.

    Shave off 50lbs. Eliminate the metal, knobs and parts that are excessive. It’s unwieldy.

  7. I realize I’m late to the party here but I’ve had this on my ridgid 12″ slider for a couple years now and I think it’s great. I don’t bother with the extension legs unless I’m cutting heavy stock. I was bit the first time I used it by the little steel ball that has to be pushed in to raise the legs but otherwise the stand is intuitive. I also don’t think it’s too heavy. I just wheel it to the back of my truck, hop up on the tailgate and then pull it up and in. I could do without the little nub that hangs low though that’s a part of the leg/wheel mechanism. It can get hung up on the gate. Other than that the stand has been a champ.

  8. I bought this stand used from a lady liquidating all her husbands tools. Not my first choice because of the weight issues but a great deal for a DIY guy who works out of his garage. I managed to buy a large (heavy) 12″ compound sliding saw for a good deal and wanted a stand to go with it. After a day of playing with them both I realize the issues with the guys who have to move it every day, job site to job site… this is not the table for you . But for the weekend warrior this stand makes sense. All those knobs and leavers and plastic parts give me the flexibility to make this stand do what I need. Heavy yes,versatile yes, durability for the average user yes. Throwing this thing up on a truck is not something I want to do. I have a trailer with a ramp, the large wheels and design makes it work like a large appliance dolly, which by the way is how I moved my saw before when I had to make a road trip with it. Used was the way to go for me, bringing the cost way down makes this stand perfect fit for my garage.

  9. Thanks Hal, I like your comment.

    My stand, mostly because I don’t favor it (never repair, always bang around, etc) is really coming to pieces. I’ve had it long enough to replace it… so I guess I’m done complaining. It has it’s merits but I will be looking for something different. I did notice Rigid improved the stand a bit from the version I own.

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