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#1 posted 08-09-2017 12:23 PM

At the risk of tar and feathers, I’ll say that I have been quite happy with a vintage Craftsman miter box that I picked up a few years ago at a yard sale for ten bucks. Of course, we all know that “Craftsman” tools were actually made by “name” companies for Sears. BTW, The backsaw for the miter box cost just under $30, so the total cost was pretty reasonable. That being said, and admittedly being a “tool-a-holic”, I keep my eyes open for other good miter boxes which may come my way…..
Related topic. How do y’all support the stock you’re sawing in the miter box? I spent TOO much time dreaming up and drawing ALL kinds of contraptions which would allow me support stock to be sawn in either my power miter saw OR the manual box. Finally, the K.I.S.S. system won out, and I made a pair of wooden puppets which clamp onto saw horses, and mounted the respective saws on wood of varying thicknesses which will keep their beds level with the puppets, while the saws are clamped in a Workmate. Space saving aside, I can place the saw horses either both on one side for sawing long stock, on one on each side like a “chop saw” stand.

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