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Can anyone recommend a good miter box and saw to be used for small parts? I bought the Olsen one and it was terrible,I had to return it.
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I have a small one from Zona below that works well ..

Ideal for very small parts but most of the time I use my Proxxon drop-saw or an older one from Harbor freight.

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Hi Djtjak how about the Ryobi 7 1/4 inch miter saw at Home Depot? Not a mini but yet still smaller than a 10inch version. ryobi-miter-saws-ts1143l-64_145.jpg 
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thanks for the recommendation.
I have a 10" dewalt but for these cuts of very small pieces I prefer a hand saw and Miter box

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I have an Exacto brand mitre box. Though I bought it in Singapore years ago I THINK it's US made and THINK it's still available these days.

It's an aluminium extrusion (sorry, "aloominum" [smile]) and came together with a fine-toothed razor saw which fits the Exacto heavy duty handle. Because it's ali you have to be careful using it, otherwise the saw gets damaged by the ali slot (or vice-versa), but as the saw has very little set on the teeth, if used carefully the saw doesn't damage the slot (or vice-versa). It has fixed slots for both 45 and 90 degrees and is IMO a very useful little tool for smaller timber sections. It wasn't very expensive either, though as said, I bought mine years ago.

I would be inclined to look in specialist modelling shops (card, boats, aeroplanes) rather than in the usual DIY outlets.

Highly recommended for exactly the task you describe.

HTH (Hope that helps).

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Make your own. It dosen't get much eaiser than this.  Search YouTube for DIY Miter Box you will get every thing from simple to fancy. If you are careful and precise the one you make will be beter than any cheap one you can buy.

How to Make a Poor Man's Mitre Box

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