Stanley Clamping Mitre Box
Cheap and not so cheerful
I had purchased this to cut the new skirting that I was fitting to a room and it was the only one I could find that would accept 5" skirting as well as cut the 45 degree angle. Unfortunately that is where the the pro's ended for me!
With it being made out of plastic, the thing flexed all over the place and did not give an even cut all all. On top of that, because it is flexible plastic, the saw also ended up damaging the guide, so really, it was a waste of Â£11 for me.
I actually ended up going and buying an electric compound mitre saw which did the job brilliantly!
15 Dec 2014
Not so great...
- 22.5 degrees as well as 45 and 90 degree mitre slots
-Flimsy plastic; box flexes easily and so get inaccurate cuts if not very careful
-Plastic is thin and soft at mitre slots so saw catches and cuts plastic mitre slots, further reducing accuracy
-Too wide for a 10 inch tenon saw
-Clamping system fine in theory but holes for clamp post always seem to be in wrong place relating to mitre slots
- Expensive given its flaws
I wouldn't buy this mitre box again.
9 Dec 2014
Not for me...
I bought this to cut the mitres on some skirting, as it's not tall enough to use with the skirting up right you have to use the bevel cut on the end. Which looks as though it was an afterthought by stanley and the inside edges are just cut rather than moulded like the other guides. Therefore my saw (also a stanley) kept catching making a horrendous cut finish and was extremely frustrating. The bevel guide was the sole reason I bought this product otherwise I wouldn't have paid almost double. Don't get duped into paying for this product and wasting you're time!
4 Dec 2014
DIY mitre block
I bought this for fitting the edging to some laminate flooring. It worked very well. Got the job done no problem but it seems a bit flimsy. Not sure how it would stand up to use with heavier materials. I bought a 10" tenon saw to use with it. Don't make the same mistake. This block is very wide and on a 45 degree cut the saw just spans the block.
1 Dec 2014