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Forum topic by tealetm posted 07-18-2016 06:21 PM 347 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-18-2016 06:21 PM

I picked up a good condition Stanley 150 mitre box for next to nothing- without a saw for it.

I’m not looking to spend $300 on a top notch saw, but do not want to spend $15 for a cheapo at a box store.

Any suggestions on an entry level mitre saw? I will not be using it regularly, but do want the saw for that occasional need.

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#1 posted 07-18-2016 07:58 PM

Bear in mind that you do not need to use a backsaw / traditional miter saw.

The model 150 is one of several Stanley boxes which permits the use of a panel saw.


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#2 posted 07-18-2016 08:08 PM

Truth ^

In using my 150 ive found that a 20” saw is a good pairing. Ive used a 16” as well but I find the 20” saw to be better fit for the box. If you’re interested in the 16” saw ive got feel free to PM me. The handle has been broken and ive converted it into an open style handle. Its a Disston made for Langdon saw and 11ppi if I remember correctly.

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#3 posted 07-18-2016 08:34 PM

I agree with chrisstef that a 20in saw works great with the 150 miter box. I went cheap and cut down a 24in Warranted Superior miter saw found second hand for a couple bucks. Sharpened it up and it works great.

Before that, I was using a 14 in saw and it just doesn’t have the stroke length or weight to work well. A panel saw could work, but the weight of the back on a miter saw makes it work better.

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