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Posted on Thinking about getting a Miter Trimmer

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Fred Hargis

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#1 posted 03-07-2021 08:43 PM

I have a Dosch, they were an American made copy of the Lion and truthfully I don’t think there is any difference. You may have read that it’s better to buy a new one…all I can say I think whoever wrote that is full of chit. The old Lion and Dosch trimmers are so well made it’s hard to imagine anyone wearing one out. That said, they aren’t made anymore so findg one is usually a search on the used market . There just aren’t that many that so up, at least not when I was looking for one. I suspect most of the Asian imports as quite capable, and that may be what you have to get. Like you pointed out, it would be less expensive. But while these things work really well, they are hardly a must have tool. Maybe if you did framing for a source of income they would see a lot of use, but it’s hard to imagine them being “must have” in a hobbyist shop. If you sharpen the trimmer blades on a Tormek, they suggest using the planer blade jig (IIRC).

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