mitre box


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mitre box

n
(Building) an open-ended box with sides having narrow slots to guide a saw in cutting mitre joints
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Noun1.mitre box - hand tool for guiding handsaws in making crosscuts or miter jointsmitre box - hand tool for guiding handsaws in making crosscuts or miter joints
hand tool - a tool used with workers' hands
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We even use the tiny ones (108mm) to keep a tablecloth in place when we're dining al fresco - but don't tell anyone, pounds 4.99 SAW AND MITRE BOX: The handyman's friend, it is ideal for creating neat corners from coving to perfect picture frames, pounds 5.99 BELT CLAMP: For those bigger jobs such as fixing a drawer where the bottom is in danger of falling out.
A: Unless you want to invest in an electric mitre saw, I suggest getting a plastic mitre box, as these are much easier to use.
The tools of the trade for this job are pretty simple - a pencil, tape measure, some sandpaper, filling knife, spirit level, some wood filler, mitre box and tenon saw and some instant-grip adhesive.
Use a mitre box and a handsaw to cut the end of each piece to a 45-degree angle.