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Old 10-18-2013, 06:48 PM  
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Default 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?



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Old 10-19-2013, 07:28 AM  
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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.



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Old 10-19-2013, 08:42 AM  
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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
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Electric chop saw for sure

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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.

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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.

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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

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Small boxes just use your circular saw with the angle adjust with a ledge. Miter box is also good. Chop saw, not so much..

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Small boxes just use your circular saw with the angle adjust with a ledge. Miter box is also good. Chop saw, not so much..
That's what chop saws or miter saws were made for.
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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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