|Forum topic by Ericc22||posted 08-09-2014 03:03 PM||689 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
08-09-2014 03:03 PM
I am interested in purchasing a dead-on miter box. I will use it for cutting standard 2x stock so it needs to be big enough to handle 2×8s and possibly bigger.
Background….. The only power tool I own is a bandsaw which I am very happy with. I need something to make the crosscuts that this won’t accommodate because of their length. I do not want a chop saw – I want to stick with hand tools. And I have a shooting board to true up my messy free hand cuts but want something faster.
I want something that will give me 90 degrees, dead on. I am willing to pay for the quality. I do need something that is fully restored as I am not mechanically inclined and lack the ability to restore it myself. Just want to pay for something that is ready to go, saw included.
I have investigated Nobex but am not interested. I have tried Brass City but unfortunately they aren’t selling tools right now. I’ve read great things about the Millers Fall Langdon and some of the old Stanley’s, but I don’t want to buy one from ebay as I am not smart enough to know what’s good!
I found a Stanley 358 for $400. It is reported as being in great shape, extra fine. Ready to use with a sharp Simonds saw. Is that a fair price for a good unit?
Any idea on the pricing of a Millers Fall Langdon in great shape?
If anyone can recommend a place to get one, a specific model you like, a fair ebay listing, etc. – I’d be most appreciative. I am located in NJ if that matters.