While I do include a miter
tutorial with some of the Diy Dork Tutori-O
projects, I understand
that you may not want to make one yourself. Or, maybe you're like me,
and you try to make things as precise as possible.
Well, these Mini Miter Box & Saw sets make cutting pencils,
dowel rods, & etc. a clean, simple, & precise task.
I eventually bought one of these myself (the plastic one below), but I
bought the miter box, razor saw blade, & saw handle separately.
The funny thing is that the sets I found below online are actually
cheaper than buying everything separately at a hobby store (like I
did). That's why I wanted to share these deals with you.
Anyway, here's my experience and opinion with these mini miter
boxes and saws.
Miter Box Deluxe (with Razor Saw)
This mini miter box is just like the one I
have. I picked this one because it was a little cheaper than aluminum
and had 5 different angle cutting slots. It's worked great to
make precise cuts on pencils & dowels, although the cutting
slots have a bit of wear from use. It works great for many Diy Dork
Aluminum Excel Miter Box Set (with Razor Saw)
When I was looking at these mini miter boxes,
this is the one I was going to get. It's heavier duty than the plastic
one above, and it has 3 angle cutting slots. I thought the aluminum
might wear down the blade, so I didn't get it. But now I kinda wish I
got it instead of the
plastic one since my blade has sliced up the plastic box a bit. This
do everything you need and probably last longer too.
Here's a video I found that
shows the aluminum mini miter box & saw in action. I should
probably warn you about the guy in the video. He's kind of ...
umm... a "one of a kind" Diy Dork in his own right. haha
Oh, also, while I was creating
(and even after I bought a plastic box like the one above) ... I was
daydreaming of a really small power saw that would be faster. Well...
just recently, I found the one below. My eyes about bugged out. It
exists ... how cool! If I had only known about it earlier...
High Speed Power Mini Miter Cut
I really wish I knew this mini cut off saw
existed when I was originally looking at small miter boxes. The one
thing about the miter box I show you how to make in the tutorial (and
the two boxes above) is that it's kinda slow to chop up 100+ pieces for
a frame or whatever. This mini cut off saw
would make quick work of that... especially since it cuts angles too.
The reviews I've seen online say it doesn't cut metal
as good as wood or plastic. But... hey, I'd only use it for wood
& plastic anyway, so it would be awesome for many of the Diy
Dork Tutori-O projects. It costs about 2 or 3 times the price of
the boxes above, but would probably pay for itself quickly in
time saved it if you plan to use it a lot. (Like if you make a bunch
of projects to sell on Etsy or something like that. Doing it
by hand would kill your profits.)
I also found this video below
that shows the power mini miter cut-off saw in action. They actually
show it cutting several different materials and you can see how it cuts
wood & plastic much better than the others. Like I said
earlier, I think it would work great for a lot of the crafty Diy Dork
projects. I'm looking into getting one.
Welp, there you go. I hope what
I've shown you here helps you figure out what works best for you. You
can make a homemade miter box for a little less than $10 ... and for
about $15 or so, you can buy them premade.
And, if you're really into this crafty-diy kinda stuff like I am (or
even jewelry, model making, etc)... the mini power saw could probably
save you from achy fingers and make quick work of everything.
Whatever you choose, I hope you have fun and make something awesome!
- Later! Kevin the Diy Dork
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