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 What is a mitre block?

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Wonkee Donkee Beech mitre block for cutting 45° and 90° angles A mitre block is a tool that is used with a saw to enable you to make precision angled cuts (typically 90 degrees and 45 degrees).

It can be used with a variety of saws to cut almost any material including wood, metal and plastic.

Wonkee Donkee A mitre block serves the same function as a mitre box except it only has a single row of guide slots A mitre block serves the same function as a mitre box except it only has a single side wall and 1 row of guide slots. The single row of guide slots results in the block being slightly more difficult to use to obtain accurate cuts in your workpiece.

The advantages of a mitre block over a mitre box are that they can accommodate larger width pieces of work as it isn’t restricted by the physical size of a box and they are generally cheaper to buy.

Wonkee Donkee Mitre blocks don't come with integral workpiece clamps like mitre boxes Unlike many mitre boxes, mitre blocks do not come with integral workpiece clamps, therefore care must be taken to either hold the workpiece firmly with your hand or use a separate clamping method such as a G clamp.
Wonkee Donkee A Tenon saw is the ideal saw for use when cutting wood with a mitre block Mitre blocks can be used with a variety of saws but for the best results when cutting wooden workpieces a tenon or dovetail saw is recommended.

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