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Mitre Box
« on: February 03, 2014, 11:35:39 AM »
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I have seen a photo of a small mitre box that has a slot that allows vertical cuts.  It looks like the vertical angle is 45-degrees.  I have looked at a few suppliers websites and didn't see it there.  Has anyone seen this mitre box or know where I could find one?  It would be perfect for making mitred corners for joining building walls.

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Re: Mitre Box
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2014, 11:43:26 AM »
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Micromark has a few different ones, e.g. http://www.micromark.com/miter-box-and-saw-set,6751.html

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Re: Mitre Box
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2014, 01:42:14 PM »
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I think they're made by Revell. Michael's has them, and probably the other craft stores too, like AC Moore or Hobby Lobby.

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Re: Mitre Box
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2014, 05:04:17 PM »
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If you search Walthers site under key words "mitre box" you get 14 hits.  Maybe one is what you are looking for.
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Re: Mitre Box
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2014, 06:16:13 PM »
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Re: Mitre Box
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2014, 06:48:05 PM »
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This what you're looking for?  http://xacto.com/products/cutting-solutions/tools-accessories/tools-accessories/Small-Mitre-Box.aspx

Not quite.  The one I want has a 45-degree angle slot going from the top to the bottom.  And, guess what?  I was in our local RONA store this morning looking for something else and as I walked by the tool aisle, I saw this  http://www.rona.ca/en/mitre-box.   Just what I'm looking for.  However, I now have another problem.  I need an extremely fine toothed saw that's long enough to go through this mitre box that will cut styrene without shredding it.  A razor saw is too short.  Any suggestions?

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Re: Mitre Box
« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2014, 11:10:04 PM »
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I need an extremely fine toothed saw that's long enough to go through this mitre box that will cut styrene without shredding it.  A razor saw is too short.  Any suggestions?

I'd suggest a pull saw ("Japanese style"), the more teeth per inch the better. Examples:

http://www.toolup.com/irwin_213104_dovetaildetail-saw.aspx?utm_source=google&utm_medium=paid_search&utm_campaign=paid_search_google_pla&scid=scplp1061232&gclid=CKasiovMsbwCFcEDOgodF0MAJQ

http://www.harborfreight.com/japanese-flush-cut-saw-39273.html

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Re: Mitre Box
« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2014, 12:28:15 PM »
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Zona makes this: http://www.zonatool.net/35-231.html
and this: http://www.zonatool.net/35-250.html

I own and like both.
The first one (35-231) is deep, made of aluminum, and comes as a set, matched with a fine-toothed saw.
The second one is made of plastic, and is shallow enough to accommodate a shallow razor saw - I've used it with the Atlas track-cutting razor saw.

I bought mine at Woodcraft - but they don't appear on the company's web site, so I'm not sure if they're still available there.

Hope this helps.

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Re: Mitre Box
« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2014, 08:23:45 PM »
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You guys are not reading the description of the mitre box I'm looking for.  Here is a photo of it.  Notice the slot that allows for 45-degree VERTICAL cuts.  I did manage to find one at RONA.  Now I need to find a long, fine-toothed saw to go with it.

Doug


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Re: Mitre Box
« Reply #9 on: February 04, 2014, 08:33:00 PM »
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So when say VERTICAL you actually mean 45 degrees off vertical..? :P
Or maybe I'm really confused...
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Re: Mitre Box
« Reply #10 on: February 04, 2014, 08:42:22 PM »
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You guys are not reading the description of the mitre box I'm looking for.  Here is a photo of it.  Notice the slot that allows for 45-degree VERTICAL cuts.  I did manage to find one at RONA.  Now I need to find a long, fine-toothed saw to go with it.

Doug



That looks exactly like the one you get at Home Depot, plastic, comes with a saw for like $10. Good for cutting molding, but I don't know about small train stuff.

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Re: Mitre Box
« Reply #11 on: February 04, 2014, 09:22:34 PM »
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There is no way you can place the object to be cut on its side and use one of the standard 45 degree guides for the saw?
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Re: Mitre Box
« Reply #12 on: February 04, 2014, 10:11:28 PM »
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Would a hacksaw achieve what you need?
48 tpi blades can be had, and most frames should easily clear the miter box.

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Re: Mitre Box
« Reply #13 on: February 05, 2014, 12:09:18 PM »
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As I mentioned in my first post, I want to use this box to cut 45-degree mitres in styrene to join wall pieces for building construction.  I have tried filing, using a sanding block and various other methods to get the angle right but none work well.  I thought using this device with a very fine-toothed blade may work better.  Using the regular 45-degree slot in a standard mitre box works for smaller pieces but doesn't work well with the long wall sides.  With this vertical (or off vertical :D) slot, I can lay the piece flat, steady it better and, hopefully, get a better cut.  This is all conjecture, I haven't ever tried it.  The box only costs $13 so if it doesn't work, I'm not out that much.  Plus, I can use the box for other stuff.

If anyone has a better idea, I'm all ears.  Or screens :lol:

Doug