Stanley #100 miter saw put to work

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Blog entry by glideking posted 10-31-2017 09:50 PM 1203 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I got this Stanley #100 miter saw 20 years ago from the local hardware store. It came new in it’s box with the wood ruler and other bits. It sat under the bench most of that time. It took up too much space and was a hassle to clamp it to the bench every time to make a small cut. It was quicker to use my electric chop saw because that was always set up. Recently I mounted the Stanley to a post that holds up the roof so now it does not take up valuable space and is always ready to use. The ruler and other bits are now handy hanging from the post. It is above my jointer high enough to see a cut line using my bifocals without bending over. Now it gets used. I am enjoying the quiet. I don’t have to put on ear protection or a dust mask. When it matters, I true up the cut with a shoot board whether by hand or power.

I am thinking of other tools I might use more if I had them out permanently and ready to use…
The dowel machine…
The miter box…
The miter trimmer…

#51 / #52 shoot board…

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#1 posted 11-01-2017 12:02 AM

With some of the odd shapes I need to cut many time a hand tool is much slower and safer.
So great idea!!!

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#2 posted 11-01-2017 05:59 PM

Love the post mount, that’s a great solution. The No. 100 with all the attachments and rulers? Very nice, I’m coveting your purchase from 20+ years ago. Just curious, is the #51/52 also new in box?

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