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Soon I will sell my Makita LS1013 miter saw. Not because it’s junk , far from it. It’s still the best miter saw I’ve ever used. But I don’t need it anymore. During the last five years, I’ve started using miter boxes a lot more. And my Makita is just taking up space in my shop.

In an upcoming issue we’re featuring an article by Ron Herman on how to select a miter box, so I don’t want to steal his thunder here on the blog. But there is an important bit of miter box news that I wanted to share with you.

If you’ve tried to buy a miter box you’ve probably discovered the following:

1. The boxes are cheap and plentiful.
2. Many times the boxes are missing their saws.
3. A fair number of the saws are rusted, bent or have been sharpened too many times to work in the box.

My first miter box was a small Langdon model that I use for mitering mouldings and cutting rails and stiles to length.


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