Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 17
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 4.0 out of 5.0 by deadlimb Great alternative
Purchased this item after long using a cheap $7 miter box which always created bad cuts. This item bar none, does a great job. I used it for cutting 45 degree angles on molding for a bathroom remodel and it worked beautifully.
The only downside of the product is that it is bulky and difficult to store.
March 5, 2010
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 5.0 out of 5.0 by cbest Easy to use excellent purchase
Very happy with this miter saw, was worried that it was too much money and that we could do just as well with something cheaper. I now realize that thought was a huge mistake, it works great and makes it very easy to cut angles. I would recommend it to anyone needing this type of tool.
August 26, 2010
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 Great Miter Box
We have had this miter box for two months and it is getting lots of use as we are redoing our family room. It works great and gets the job. Worth the money.
April 24, 2010
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 Brokeweb Makes accurate 45 degree cuts.
I use this miter box to make picture frames. The 45 degree angle cuts are extremely accurate. The only annoying thing is that the tiny little lock bolts that keep the verticle guide rods in place keep loostening. I am affraid that I will loose one sooner or later. Other than that, I am really happy with the saw.
January 8, 2013