what-are-the-parts-of-a-mitre-box

     
 

 What are the parts of a mitre box?

 
         
         
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Saw guide slots

 
  Wonkee Donkee Mitre Box saw guide slots  

The saw guide slots on a mitre box are to guide the saw blade, preventing the saw from wandering across the workpiece and ensuring the correct angle is cut.  

 
         
     

45 degree saw guide slots

 
  Wonkee Donkee 45° Saw Guide Slots on a mitre box  

All mitre boxes come with two 45 degree saw guide slots.

 

By placing your workpiece, for example a piece of skirting, into the mitre box and cutting it using one of the 45 degree saw guide slots and then placing another piece of skirting into the mitre box and then cutting the skirting using the other 45 degree saw guide slot you will achieve a precise 90 degree corner when the two lengths of skirting are placed together.    

 
         
     

Side-on 45 degree saw guide slots

 
  Wonkee Donkee 45° Side on saw guide slots are available on some mitre boxes  

Most of the general purpose mitre boxes come with a 45 degree side-on cutting facility.

 

This feature allows the user to place the workpiece into the bottom of the mitre box to achieve a precise 45 degree cut when the width of the workpiece would be taller than the side walls of the mitre box, and consequently the saw blade would not be able to utilise the saw guide slots. 

 

 
         
     

90 degree saw guide slots

 
  Wonkee Donkee 90° Saw Guide Slots on a typical Mitre Box  

The 90 degree saw guide slots are designed for producing a precise straight cut on your workpiece. 

 
         
  Wonkee Donkee Use a mitre box to achieve precise and square 90° saw cuts on plastic piping  

When a precise and square 90 degree cut is required, for example when joining plastic piping together, the 90 degree saw guide slots on a mitre box are the ideal way of achieving this. 

 
         
     

22.5 degree saw guide slots

 
  Wonkee Donkee 22.5° saw guide slots on a mitre box can be used to create a perfect 45° joint  

Some mitre boxes come with 22.5 degree saw guide slots, enabling the user to create perfect 45 degree joints. 

 

By placing your workpiece, e.g. a dado rail, into the mitre box and cutting it using one of the 22.5 degree saw guide slots and then placing another piece of dado rail into the mitre box and cutting the dado rail using the other 22.5 degree saw guide slot, you will achieve a precise 45 degree corner when the two lengths are joined together. 

 
         

what-are-the-parts-of-a-mitre-box

     
 

 What are the parts of a mitre box?

 
         
         
  Shop for Mitre Boxes  
         
         
     Wonkee Donkee A Basic Mitre Box with both 45° and 90° guide slots  
         
     

Saw guide slots

 
  Wonkee Donkee Mitre Box saw guide slots  

The saw guide slots on a mitre box are to guide the saw blade, preventing the saw from wandering across the workpiece and ensuring the correct angle is cut.  

 
         
     

45 degree saw guide slots

 
  Wonkee Donkee 45° Saw Guide Slots on a mitre box  

All mitre boxes come with two 45 degree saw guide slots.

 

By placing your workpiece, for example a piece of skirting, into the mitre box and cutting it using one of the 45 degree saw guide slots and then placing another piece of skirting into the mitre box and then cutting the skirting using the other 45 degree saw guide slot you will achieve a precise 90 degree corner when the two lengths of skirting are placed together.    

 
         
     

Side-on 45 degree saw guide slots

 
  Wonkee Donkee 45° Side on saw guide slots are available on some mitre boxes  

Most of the general purpose mitre boxes come with a 45 degree side-on cutting facility.

 

This feature allows the user to place the workpiece into the bottom of the mitre box to achieve a precise 45 degree cut when the width of the workpiece would be taller than the side walls of the mitre box, and consequently the saw blade would not be able to utilise the saw guide slots. 

 

 
         
     

90 degree saw guide slots

 
  Wonkee Donkee 90° Saw Guide Slots on a typical Mitre Box  

The 90 degree saw guide slots are designed for producing a precise straight cut on your workpiece. 

 
         
  Wonkee Donkee Use a mitre box to achieve precise and square 90° saw cuts on plastic piping  

When a precise and square 90 degree cut is required, for example when joining plastic piping together, the 90 degree saw guide slots on a mitre box are the ideal way of achieving this. 

 
         
     

22.5 degree saw guide slots

 
  Wonkee Donkee 22.5° saw guide slots on a mitre box can be used to create a perfect 45° joint  

Some mitre boxes come with 22.5 degree saw guide slots, enabling the user to create perfect 45 degree joints. 

 

By placing your workpiece, e.g. a dado rail, into the mitre box and cutting it using one of the 22.5 degree saw guide slots and then placing another piece of dado rail into the mitre box and cutting the dado rail using the other 22.5 degree saw guide slot, you will achieve a precise 45 degree corner when the two lengths are joined together.