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05-24-2012 07:35 PM

I just bought a used foot operated mitre guilotine . The guy I bought it from has a picture framing business locally and showed me on his new one how they work .Does anyone own one ?or use one and could explain the benefits etc in cabinet making? Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease


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#1 posted 05-25-2012 01:03 AM

Just watch your fingers!!

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#2 posted 05-25-2012 02:14 PM

I remember Roy Underhill demonstrating one in show No 3003 Mind over Miter about 22 minutes into the
show. You can find it here-http://www.pbs.org/woodwrightsshop/video/3000/3003.html. From what he
shows it would be great for a precise crisp miter in any location, and would be easy trim a miter to fit. The
only hard part might be sharpening the blades.

-- As ever, Gus-the 77 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#3 posted 05-25-2012 02:29 PM

Great get Alistair. I would imagine it would work on miters like face frames etc. Also to trim the ends of butt joint frames to an exact fit.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#4 posted 05-25-2012 05:37 PM

I will renew actually make perspex finger guards for it and the unit is abit rusty from lying around for a few years I have, or my son has,LOL completely stripped it down and we will rebuild it as said with new guards and also blades cost ten bucks each for a perfect sharpen so will have that done too. Thanks so far guys. Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#5 posted 05-25-2012 05:59 PM

There’s a great deal more precision in a guillotine than in a saw. It is more unwieldy to set up, but if you do it right, the end result is much prettier. This video helped me: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMDtHGXHhJ4

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