Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 19
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Ron Clamping Miter Box and saw
This saw if for home use only It is a good saw but will not withstand commercial use. I did my trim and baseboard and it worked great!
April 26, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Popgun42 Miter box
I use this saw for making picture frames. It cut well and precise. Do not force and let the saw do the work.
March 29, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jimbo Best hand mitre.
I've usually used the wood or plastic miter, but now that I purchased this box, I'll never waste my money on any other box.
July 28, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Will A fairly decent mitre box
Pros: Easy to assemble, nice preset angles that seem accurate, cuts are very clean. Holes in the feet allow the box to be secured to your bench - or the flat feet can be clamped down.
Cons: A little light in feel, not the level of quality I expect from Stanley. I shall be making a new handle, the plastic one is more suitable to a toy. The yellow plastic clamps are fairly useless. The cutoff stop rod needs a flattened bottom, as it doesn't allow the set screw to fix its position - it will rotate and move even with the set screw firmly tightened - easily fixed by a few strokes of a metal file.
Cutting moulding was a breeze, a sheer delight.
Had trouble cutting hardwood though, it would start off cutting down 90 degrees vertical, but slowly curve to the right by the end of the cut. Could it have been my technique, how I was holding or pushing the saw? Perhaps... I tried either hands, and even tried sawing very lightly, all with the same curved outcome with hardwoods. Perhaps the blade tension is off, I'll have to test that.
Overall a very nice mitre saw and box, best I could find.
June 15, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by RogerK Good product with a major caveat
I purchased this product to help with trimming baseboard, door and window trim for our house. It is a GREAT product for cutting door and window trim providing neat and accurate cuts. Mounting the saw on a 1x10 makes it easier to use (a 2x10 would have been more rigid but was too heavy). On the downside, I ended up having to resort to my power compound miter saw for the baseboard trim. The saw blade on this device is too flexible to make truly vertical cuts on our 4" trim, even with the tension screw tightened as much as possible. Stanley would have had a perfect product had it used a more rigid solid back tenon saw instead.
February 13, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by burgfreund disappointing product
No mention in the description about the rather convoluted assembly. Some of the parts are not labeled and it requires some guessing/trial by error fiddling to sort out where they go and for what purpose. A couple of the parts don't function as promised.
Not a good value for its price.
March 25, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Review12 Good choice for small jobs
I used this saw to cut 3/8-inch trim at 45-degree angles, and it worked well. I don't have a workbench, so I mounted the saw to a 12-inch wide board and mounted the board to a sawhorse. The saw guides do need to be tightened regularly, so keep the Allen wrench (included) within easy reach. The angle setting adjusts easily and accurately. Am giving it 4 stars for two reasons: (1) the holding pegs aren't sized to hold very small trim pieces and (2) as a beginner, I would've benefitted from a quick-start guide on proper cutting techniques (e.g., cut trim pieces upside down).
February 27, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mabs Excellent tool
I may have reviewed this product before, but wanted to add a bit about my recent experience. I have a block of lacewood about 2" x 2" x 4". Fairly hard wood -- not the hardest, but not the softest, either. I needed two 1/4" slabs cut off one of the long sides -- 4" x 2" x 1/4". There are no holes for the little yellow bench-dog pegs that were close enough to my 2" x 2" workpiece, so I clamped a piece of plywood scrap over the table to get a flat surface, held the workpiece by hand flat against the back guide, set the saw at 90 degrees and went to town. It took a bit of time and elbow grease, but the finished product was something to be proud of. The surface is as smooth as if I had hand planed it. I've used this saw to make tons of picture frames and it's a bargain at twice the price. Good tool. I highly recommend it.
July 6, 2014