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Wonkee Donkee Maintenance and care of your plastic mitre box Wonkee Donkee advise you to use a dry paint brush to sweep out the grooves in the mitre box to remove any dust. If a plastic mitre box is particularly clogged with sawdust, wash it in soapy water and allow to dry before using.
Wonkee Donkee Maintenance and care of wooden mitre boxes Wooden mitre boxes must be kept dry at all times otherwise the wood may swell.

Use a dry paintbrush to sweep out the saw guides and if there is a recess between the side walls and the base, pay particular attention to removing any sawdust that could be blocking the recess.

Wonkee Donkee Do not varnish your beechwood mitre box Beechwood mitre boxes and blocks should not be varnished or treated in any way, but simply kept in a dry environment.
Wonkee Donkee Maintenance and care of metal mitre box Like plastic mitre boxes, those made from metal require little maintenance. Use a dry paintbrush to sweep out the saw guides and if required wash in soapy water and dry before using.

Storage

Wonkee Donkee It is important to store your tools safely and securely to prolong their working life As with all tools, if you take care of your mitre box it will last longer and remain accurate for longer. Wooden mitre boxes and blocks should always be kept in dry conditions and preferably where there is no dust to clog the saw guides and where they cannot be damaged.

Plastic and metal mitre boxes should be stored where they are not likely to be damaged and, in the case of plastic mitre boxes, out of direct sunlight which can degrade plastic.