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jmc0319 10-18-2013 06:48 PM

Best way to cut 45 degree end joints
 
Am going to make some small boxes that I want to miter the ends. I would love to know what everyone thinks the best way to do that is?

kok328 10-19-2013 07:28 AM

I'd use a chop saw or a circular saw with the lines marked with a speed square.
If all else fails, you can go old-school and use a simple miter box.

jmc0319 10-19-2013 08:42 AM

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Originally Posted by kok328
I'd use a chop saw or a circular saw with the lines marked with a speed square. If all else fails, you can go old-school and use a simple miter box.

Thanks. I use my chop saw for everything and was wondering if there was a better way. Kind of glad you said chop saw. Thanks

PangioneDevelopers 10-19-2013 10:18 AM

Electric chop saw for sure

drewdin 10-26-2013 08:43 PM

Not sure if this was part of the question but make sure you leave the cuts a bit longer than expected and cut them down to fit perfect. I always tend to cut things too short and have to get more wood.

mako1 08-05-2014 04:28 PM

Use a chop saw and some stops for the length .That way you don't have to worry about the pieces being a little off or cutting them long and creeping up on them.

beachguy005 08-05-2014 04:41 PM

If you're using a chop saw you're going to get a better job with a new blade that has more teeth for a finer cut.

Here's a couple more tips.

http://www.woodworking.com/ww/Article/Cleaner-Cuts-with-a-Miter-Saw-7381.aspx

Jungle 08-05-2014 05:03 PM

Small boxes just use your circular saw with the angle adjust with a ledge. Miter box is also good. Chop saw, not so much..http://www.motherjones.com/files/tab...y425x320_0.jpg

nealtw 08-05-2014 05:09 PM

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Originally Posted by Jungle (Post 109185)
Small boxes just use your circular saw with the angle adjust with a ledge. Miter box is also good. Chop saw, not so much..http://www.motherjones.com/files/tab...y425x320_0.jpg

That's what chop saws or miter saws were made for.

beachguy005 08-06-2014 06:14 AM

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Originally Posted by Jungle (Post 109185)
Small boxes just use your circular saw with the angle adjust with a ledge. ..


You may as well be telling him to use a chain saw.


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