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Thread: Any one still use their old mitre box

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    Any one still use their old mitre box

    I have this on my clean-up/tune-up list (along with a lot of my tools). I bought it back in 2001 and mostly use it for smaller and delicate trim pieces. The box is a Miller Falls, not sure of the year or model as the label is missing. It expands out for about a 10" straight cut or a 7" angled.



    Anyone else still use theirs?
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    I do. In fact, I just bought a new good one. I hate the noise of all the big vroom vroom power tools and try to avoid them when possible.
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    It looks like a Miller Falls Langdon ACME Improved. Very nice! I have been looking for one. I just live in the wrong part of the country.
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    I saw another on ebay today, might search for 'miller falls'. That's where I picked this one up at. The back guide had gotten crack and repaired on mine at one point, but they did a good job brazing it up.
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    I really don't like buying without seeing something in person. I did buy a few items on eBay, but it is such a hit or miss proposition that I don't do it any more. There is a saw guy that I trust on eBay and that is about it. He is well known among the forums.

    I might just have to use some of my zillion air miles I have and fly back East when the big tool shows are going and pick me up some old iron!
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    I used to have one that looked very similar. I don't know what happened to it. Haven't seen it for quite some time.
    I see quite a few of them pretty cheap on CL from time to time.
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    Yes I do still use one I picked up at of all places Goodwill couple of years ago.

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    I sure do. I bought this one a couple of years ago, and recently took it apart and restored it. Sharpening the saw was an epiphany for me, and it works just great now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Satko View Post
    It looks like a Miller Falls Langdon ACME Improved. Very nice! I have been looking for one. I just live in the wrong part of the country.
    Bill you just don't know the right people. I have a MF that was delivered right to my shop.
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    I got mine in 1966. I was helping remodel a house and this was on top of a junk pile. Asked the home owner if I could haul it off for him. Dad bought me a back saw for my B'Day to go with it. Free is nice!!

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