Galoot Gloat: Craftsman Miter Saw

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Blog entry by swirt posted 155 days ago 694 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A few weeks back I was in my local Habitat for Humanity ReStore. I saw a 24” long backsaw resting among the saws. I put it back…. I have a longer and older Disston. Then on another shelf I saw the Craftsman adjustable miter box. I knew just by looking that the saw was the mate to it. The saw had a price of $5.00 on it and the miter box sticker said $12. I smiled all the way to the counter, then all the way home.

Cleaning, sanding, priming, painting, scraping, flap sanding ensued.

Yes flap sanding.. I never used one for saw refurbishing before, but now I know it works very well at removing pitch and grime and rust from a saw plate.

Then came sanding, reshaping, sanding and finishing of the tote

And when the dust settled and the grime cover t-shirt was thrown out… I had a very useable miter box and saw.

My hunch is though that I will not use this saw (may sell it) and will instead use the longer older Disston with this miterbox.

Source and gory details: Craftsman Miter-box model 881-36301

-- Galootish log blog,

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#1 posted 155 days ago

Great Find!

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#2 posted 155 days ago

All right!
You have saved another one!
And it panted up very nice.
Great find at a even better price.
Carry on my friend.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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#3 posted 155 days ago

Good price, great save.

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#4 posted 155 days ago

Thanks all. ;)

-- Galootish log blog,

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#5 posted 155 days ago

What a great find!

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#6 posted 154 days ago

A fine restore with a little help it looks. Teach em young.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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