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dhazelton

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#1 posted 866 days ago

I passed up an old Craftsman miter saw at an estate sale and kick myself. It had a super sharp Disston back blade that was replaceable in a heavy sliding carraige and the whole thing just said ‘quality’ to me. Most of the tools in this estate were from the 1940s and before. I think Stanley made the units for Sears, or maybe Millers Falls did. I think they would be perfect for small mouldings like picture frame stock. With a sharp saw they are probably incredibly accurate. I still use an old rock maple mitre box when I do small coves or shoe mouldings. I don’t see the point in dragging out a sliding power miter saw for tiny stuff.

I like this one on ebay. You KNOW you will have a perfect 45 with that unit!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Antique-H-C-Marsh-Picture-Framers-Miter-Saw-Rare-Vintage-With-27-Backsaw-/310385331914?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4844684eca


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