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Old 01-11-2016, 11:54 PM
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Just scored a Miller Falls all steel mitre box with a saw just like one pictured below. It is same Acme model and has all same parts except bed and back wall are steel. Steel ones have the checker back wall pattern. Got it for $15 off local Craig's list from retired home builder.
In process of cleaning it up in prep for restoration/ repainting. $15 $$ only things missing were both gage bars and the saw it with saw manufacturer name .
This will be a user in my shop not a collector item . Cordless mitre saw !!

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Great tool and a great price!

I am so used to using "cordless" tools like this. I was brought up doing everything with hand tools and now still have my father's collection.

Even though I've bought a couple power tools over the years I still automatically reach for the old "cordless" tools.
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Thanks. I still have my dad's saws planes and brace and bit I use regularly. I do have three power tools( radial arm saw., drill press and cheap ryobi job site table saw) mostly they get used for remodeling and rough dimensioning before fine work.

I could believe the ad when I saw it..
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Same tools here plus a selection of coping saws and of course chissels, rasps, etc.

The only power tools I use regularly are a drill and circular saw. But for larger holes will grab the brace & bit. There is just a certain feeling of a good sharp bit chewing through the wood.

A couple years ago we went to a fairly large flea market where there were lots of old hand tools that interested me but they were very expensive. Your craigs list find was great - I wish I had a souce like that locally.
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Same tools here plus a selection of coping saws and of course chissels, rasps, etc.

The only power tools I use regularly are a drill and circular saw. But for larger holes will grab the brace & bit. There is just a certain feeling of a good sharp bit chewing through the wood.

A couple years ago we went to a fairly large flea market where there were lots of old hand tools that interested me but they were very expensive. Your craigs list find was great - I wish I had a souce like that locally.

Just blind luck . I also see disston no8 that have about an inch of depth st end that people want $50 dollars for.
Last fall I was on way to lake ,there is a "Antique store " I drive by . Inside all glass stuff . Out side all heavy metal stuff. He had a a pile of braces out ther in the rain. In the pile I found a Yankee 2101 Bell system., made before Yankee sold out to Stanley. I got it for $5.00 washed it off and worked perfect after 50 years. Still had a little of the origin red paint in The "Yankee " letters on the rubber know .Still want to take it apart sometime to put in dress grease .
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