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Forum topic by Bieser posted 03-25-2014 01:50 PM 907 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-25-2014 01:50 PM

My search function is not working for some reason and I am sure this question has been asked.
I have to cut some small details for a reproduction table I have been asked to build. The squares are 1/4 inch by 1/4 inch and I need to cut them at 45s. I would like to purchase a miter box for this job and was curious what you guys thought the best most accurate miter box/ saw is out there?

Thanks Brandon

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#1 posted 03-25-2014 02:00 PM

Are you talking about something new or used?

NEW: Ulmia or Nobex

USED: Millers Falls Acme Langdon or one of the better Stanleys (300 or 2300 series)

You may want to consider the following technique:
“shoot” the ends of 1/4” stock on a chute/shoot board setup so that one face is truly at 45ยบ, then with a fine toothed saw, cut a 1/4” piece of the stock; repeat for next piece.
In this way you will have one finely finished face. If you just cut them off on a mitre saw, you will have a heck of a time cleaning up the sawed surfaces.

You may want to visit the “mitre box of your dreams” thread

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#2 posted 03-25-2014 02:17 PM

I saw the Nobex and was thinking about it. I might look into one of the older boxes as well. Thanks for the info, I do have a shooting board and was planning on using that.

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