|Project by dnick||posted 08-02-2012 03:52 AM||2361 views||3 times favorited||8 comments|
This is a really simple thing,& probably not much interest to those who don’t have a miter trimmer. I have been making a lot of picture frames the last year & using a lot of small, ornate moldings. Even with my sliding miter sled & a 60 tooth blade, I was getting chipout ,especially on moldings with a bead. My friend loaned me his miter trimmer, & what a difference. So instead of borrowing his all the time, I bought one. Grizzley, $169. The main purpose for this stand is for the portability. It has this little handle, but the thing is heavy ( & I’m getting older) & I had this tendency to support the lift with the free hand, putting that hand exactly where it shouldn’t be. So the bottom piece of plywood is 2” shorter than the top at either end, allowing me to pick up & carry the stand with a hand on both ends. Also wanted to keep the handle & trimmer together, so I made a simple handle holder. The front trim is exactly the same height as the trimmer table to help support longer pieces. I don’t feel like I have to review the miter trimmer. It performs exactly as advertised. You can’t get a cleaner miter, or almost any angle, 90 degrees too.
-- dnick, North Hollywood, Ca.