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Forum topic by leivinll posted 04-05-2020 09:46 PM 844 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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leivinll

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04-05-2020 09:46 PM

It looks like a Stanley, but there isn’t the Stanley name on it.

I picked it up at a garage sale and I’m trying to get more info on it.

Thanks in advance.

Lloyd


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#1 posted 04-05-2020 10:03 PM

Sold by Montgomery Wards back in the day. It is a clone of the Stanley 150. Nice find. I have one just like it. Made by Stanley.

-- "I build for function first, looks second. Most times I never get around to looks." MIke in CO

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#2 posted 04-05-2020 10:09 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks leivinll

You’ll enjoy this thread as well:

https://www.lumberjocks.com/topics/36757

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#3 posted 04-05-2020 10:17 PM

Thanks for the info.

Is there a model # associated with it ?

Are there any pieces missing on mine ?

Thanks again

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#4 posted 04-05-2020 10:26 PM

Looks like it is all there except for the wooden table and the saw. I don’t know the model number. Never really dug into that

-- "I build for function first, looks second. Most times I never get around to looks." MIke in CO

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#5 posted 04-06-2020 05:22 AM

I know dynamic links tend to shift around on search pages, but currently the very top link on the URL below will allow you to download a manual sheet for the Stanley 150 miter box. It’s the cousin of your Montgomery Ward box.

Look for a thread to download a PDF file for it from the Bad Axe toolworks. I went to Bad Axe to look for a link I could leave you to go direct, but didn’t see any links for old tools on the site. Mark Harrell must post them separately from his site? I’m sure he wouldn’t mind making you a nice saw for it though. :-) The sheet says it can be used with a back saw, or a standard hand saw. Probably around 18 to 20” I’d guess based on the size of the box.

https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-1-d&q=STANLEY+No.+150+MITER+BOX+instructions

At the link below, Ron Herman does a video going over the Stanley 150 for PopWW If you don’t know Ron, he’s a Pro user of almost all of the Stanley tools, and does awesome video education.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7GY8cDs2tY

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#6 posted 04-06-2020 11:53 AM

Thanks for the info !

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#7 posted 04-06-2020 02:20 PM

When you have some time, you should read through the “Miter Box Of Your Dreams” thread. You will probably be able to pick up some useful information on the Stanley 150/this miter box there. It’s a great thread! Sorry, I can’t see this in the photo, is this box marked with the degrees or a series of numbers? That often helps determine it’s age.

-- OleGrump

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#8 posted 04-06-2020 02:42 PM

Yes, it is.

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