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Forum topic by rjpat posted 11-19-2013 04:11 PM 1553 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-19-2013 04:11 PM

Need some advice, is the Stanley #2358 mistress box worth having?


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#1 posted 11-19-2013 04:50 PM

Mistress box? Is that like a pied-a-terre for the girl on the side or something a bit more obscene?

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#2 posted 11-19-2013 07:57 PM

When I typed it, it was mitre, I don’t know where the mistress came from

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#3 posted 11-19-2013 08:02 PM

Little Freudian slip there old boy?
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#4 posted 11-19-2013 10:47 PM

Not freudian, kindle. I just remembered that I sent that from my kindle, that thing is always changing words on me, lol

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#5 posted 11-19-2013 11:42 PM

Only you would know if you need a hand miter-box in your shop, based on what you do and how many times in the past you’ve said to yourself “self, I wish I had some contraption where I could crosscut this medium-sized board accurately – perpendicular or at an angle – without using a tablesaw.” But if you were asking about getting one to use, you’d probably just asked “should I get a miter box”. Since you threw in a model # and the word “worth” it seems to me that you’re really asking if you should collect this particular model miter box that is available to you at the moment.
My un-humble opinion is NO. It’s an average miter box. Yes it has the Stanley name, but it’s nothing special. It’s certainly not a top-of-the-line Millers Falls Langdon Acme Miter Box with all the bells and whistles and pinstripes. But that’s just my opinion, there are others – to incude an entire thread on the subject if you want to go there and read 420 posts on the subject you’ll see what the cool kids are collecting these days.

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#6 posted 11-20-2013 12:18 AM

2358’s are like the 358 miter box but with the Langdon-style saw guides, which is a much better design. Should work about the same as a Langdon. Could be a good box if you have the space to store it, the projects to use it, the time to get it working properly, and if the price is right. I’ve bought tools on fewer criteria!

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#7 posted 11-20-2013 12:52 AM

Any mistress named Stanley would scare me.

The miter box may be of use thought.

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