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When I bought the table saw, I wasn't going to get the stand, but my wife convinced me. I'm glad she did. Setting it up is wick and easy. The saw attaches quickly and securely. I was really impressed at how stable it is. I would definitely recommend getting it.
The stand is light weight and folds into a compact size for easy storage and transportation. Set-up and take-down is quick and easy and results in a very strong and stable platform for the GTS 1031. I even have confidence in the set-up when running large boards through the saw. I should note that I do use the stand on a concrete slab. The stand does have small feet which may tend to dig in to loose soil.
I have found the saw/stand height to be ideal for my use. I am about 6' tall. Videos can be found on the web showing the proper method of placing the saw on the stand. One word of caution: The hinges do not latch when the stand is setup so you do need to be careful when setting the saw on the stand. If the saw is set down toward the center of the stand it may cause the hinges/stand to fold up.
Stand is a perfect fit, and simple to use. I find it to be highly stable for anything less than 4x8 sheet goods (but why would you have a 4x8 on the gts saw any way? The GTA stand will also balance itself upright when folded. I know that doesn't sound spectacular, but if your cleaning up the job site it helps not having to bend over and pick another tool off the ground.
I purchased this saw stand because of its stability and compact size when transported. Presently, I retrofitted another make of compact table saw to fit the stand until the time comes to replace it with the Bosch GTS 1031. The saw stand performs flawlessly. The base legs flare outwards to provide stability with no fear of tipping. Also, the unit folds up to a total thickness of about 2 inches. A very valuable commodity when being transported in an already crowded construction trailer! Thanks Bosch, Well Done!
Overall, the stand is pretty good and matches well to the GTS1031 Bosch Saw. However, the "feet" make an odd angle with the floor. The design is not as ridgid as one would expect. Also, due to the odd foot angle, the stand requires a lot of floor space while it is supporting the saw.