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driftwoodhunter

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01-26-2011 02:09 AM

Found this at Goodwill last week, I thought in might be used for mitering trim? Cuts up to a 45 degree angle on either side. Couldn’t resist buying it, paid $10.00. Sorry the pics oput of focus, it has an Ace Hardware label on it.


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#1 posted 01-26-2011 02:11 AM

Maybe a miter box? I haven’t seen one like that before. Miter boxes are pretty in demand right now, from what I hear

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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#2 posted 01-26-2011 02:14 AM

Definitely a miter box missing the saw.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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#3 posted 01-26-2011 02:15 AM

I think it’s some kind of miter box too. The base grid is two levels (not smooth) and is 18” long and 4.5” deep. The red things slide up & down and clamp, they have bearings that I think your saw glides along.

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#4 posted 01-26-2011 02:15 AM

Must be for a very slender saw.. Are those red things weights?

Edit: well that explains the red things

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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#5 posted 01-26-2011 02:15 AM

Does it have to have a special saw, or can I use any that fit into it?

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#6 posted 01-26-2011 02:16 AM

No, the red things are light, I think they just hold the saw in place. They have micro adjustments side to side.

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#7 posted 01-26-2011 02:18 AM

If I can get a saw that fits it, it will be more accurate for fine trim molding than my chop saw. If not, at least it was cheap. I know one thing, it’s freakin’ heavy. That’s why I thought it was important ; )

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#8 posted 01-26-2011 02:41 AM

Yep! Definitely a miter box. No, the red things are not weights, they are the guides for the saw. Without the saw that fits those guides, it may not be any use.

-- "Find out what you cannot do and then go do it!"

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driftwoodhunter

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#9 posted 01-26-2011 02:54 AM

Dang! I thought I might find a thin saw that fits it. If not, I’ll unload it at a yard sale, or use it as a barbell.

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#10 posted 01-26-2011 02:58 AM

You have a miter box. The saw you need is a “back saw.” Fine tooth blade. There are 2 different types. I have pic of two different types of miter boxes. The red brackets on yours can be adjusted to hold the blade tight as it is pushed back and forth.

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#11 posted 01-26-2011 03:02 AM

Ah! Thanks! I have a couple of back saws from my late Dad’s stuff, but they’re pretty old & dull. I never found miter boxes to with them, though. (my saws are like the one in your top pic)

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#12 posted 01-26-2011 03:47 AM

this is the old standard miter / trim saw
it uses a back saw
that ride in the ‘holders’
that keep the saw teeth from ‘grounding’
against the frame
and keep the saw stable in use
many had longer saws
so you could make
longer smother strokes
without pulling the short saw out of the back guide

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#13 posted 01-26-2011 06:07 AM

Vasko I have seen this brand before but can not get it off the tip of my tongue. Is there a brand name on it? May help you identify a saw to match.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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#14 posted 01-26-2011 06:16 AM

Take that thing away, thats what we used to trim houses with before the chop saw hit the scene !

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#15 posted 01-26-2011 06:28 AM

Hempe? Here is what one looks like with a saw in it
http://syracuse.craigslist.org/tls/2177479492.html

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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