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45 mitre cuts

Postby scoleby » Tue Aug 17, 2010 2:50 pm

Does anyone still use hand mitre saws ? Are they any good at creating a really good mitre join (for skirting boards) ?

I don't want to buy a sliding compound mitre saw as they are so large and heavy - I only need to do about 10 joins but I want them all to be good.
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Postby stoneyboy » Thu Aug 19, 2010 5:23 pm

Your chances of having corners in your house which are truly 90 degrees are remote.
The hand mitre saw is fine for cutting corners but you may need to make something other than 45 degree cuts.
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Postby tammas2000 » Sat Aug 21, 2010 12:05 pm

I don't think joiners mitre inside corners on skirtings. They have a wee trick where they just mitre the top part; but I don't see any posts saying how to do this yet; maybe they want to keep that a trade secret lol?
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