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Forum topic by LucasWoods posted 02-26-2015 06:17 PM 633 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-26-2015 06:17 PM

I am looking into a miter box but what hand saw goes with the miter box?

-- Colorado Springs, CO

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#1 posted 02-26-2015 06:22 PM

Normally I would think a backsaw but I’ve seen some integrated miter box/saw things in which the saw looked more like a hacksaw.

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#2 posted 02-26-2015 06:23 PM

A backsaw is usually used.

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#3 posted 02-26-2015 06:25 PM

If you’re buying a vintage mitre box then hold out for one that comes with its original saw. Lie Nielsen will make you a saw to custom fit any mitre box but it’ll be expensive.

I picked up a decent 1960’s Craftsman mitre box with the saw for $8 at a consignment store.

Unless the box is the type of affair that is a U shaped channel with kerfs at 90 + 45, then the dimensions of the saw will need to match the box in some way generally. Usually in plate thickness, or depth from spine to teeth, or size of the spine. Trying to find a backsaw that meets the criteria for a random mitre box may take you awhile.

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#4 posted 02-26-2015 06:37 PM

If you pot on the ” saws using cleaning collecting” thread, they could prob help you out with any question you have.

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#5 posted 02-26-2015 06:43 PM

Thank you all I was thinking a backsaw and in my googling never could find a solid answer

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