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Forum topic by BinghamtonEd posted 04-19-2015 01:29 AM 707 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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BinghamtonEd

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04-19-2015 01:29 AM

I don’t know much about miter boxes, but I’ve been keeping an eye out for one. I spotted this one locally for $20, can anyone identify it, and see if anything jumps out (good, bad, missing parts, etc)? I don’t mind a bit of cleanup, I’ve spent quite a bit of time on planes, saws, and chisels…but don’t want to polish up a turd to a shiny turd.

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#1 posted 04-19-2015 11:48 AM

I can’t tell what brand it is. I don’t think it is all that old as the legs are bent strap not cast. That style has been around I think it is relatively accurate. I probably would take an accurate square along and try it out.
I think $20 is probably a bit high.

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#2 posted 04-19-2015 11:57 AM

The saw itself us worth $20. Post the question on the miter box of your dreams thread to.

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#3 posted 04-19-2015 01:11 PM

X2 what Don says

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#4 posted 04-19-2015 05:55 PM

I can’t identify it, but it looks like it has a mechanism similar to the one the guys on the mitre box thread were talking about. It looks like you might be able to use a panel saw in it as well which would be handy. it has the two gauges to make repeated cuts of the same length and those are often missing. Seems worth $20. Saw does look nice.

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#5 posted 04-19-2015 06:45 PM



I can t tell what brand it is. I don t think it is all that old as the legs are bent strap not cast. That style has been around I think it is relatively accurate. I probably would take an accurate square along and try it out.
I think $20 is probably a bit high.

- johnstoneb


I was going to say for 20 buck you can’t lose much.

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