Forge Steel Mitre Box £3.99 @ Screwfix (free click & collect)
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Forge Steel Mitre Box £3.99 @ Screwfix (free click & collect)

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Found 16th Nov 2014
Not my usual type of deal, but if you're into DIY and are doing the house up this winter, one of these tools is pretty handy. It basically has pre-measured angles for you to saw or cut skirting boards and the like for a perfect angled finish of 45 and 90 degrees. Saves hacking away at the wood.

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Thank you for putting this up. We're thinking about replacing the skirting board in my son's room, which is a bit old and battered and actually saw one of these being used in a video earlier this afternoon. Will go and take a look.

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No problem, I've been thinking about getting into DIY and I've no experience so I was considering this as a precaution for cutting angles.

Just wondering if anybody has tried using one of these to cut skirting - was it quite successful? Thank you.

Original Poster

Ideally you should use a Tenon Saw for accurate cuts in a mitre box. Here's a link how to use one youtube.com/wat…=28

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Sophiasky

Just wondering if anybody has tried using one of these to cut skirting - … Just wondering if anybody has tried using one of these to cut skirting - was it quite successful? Thank you.



Yes it does the job

Sophiasky

Just wondering if anybody has tried using one of these to cut skirting - … Just wondering if anybody has tried using one of these to cut skirting - was it quite successful? Thank you.



Depends how deep your skirting is, this is probably OK, or you may need something like this if your skirting board is deeper:-

toolstation.com/sho…675

Significantly cheaper than equivalent at Screwfix

I doubt this will be big enough unless you have very small skirtings. Overall height is only 120mm (so will cut max about 100mm high boards).

Sophiasky

Just wondering if anybody has tried using one of these to cut skirting - … Just wondering if anybody has tried using one of these to cut skirting - was it quite successful? Thank you.



What ever method you use, it will depend if you the corner of walls are 90 degrees, if not then you will need to make allowances.

internal corners of skirting need to be scribed anyway!

These blocks are ok in a perfect room with perfect angles, most houses are not, get a mitre saw, it'll allow you to make slight alterations in the angles, especially crucial if you have larger rooms, the larger the room the more accurate you have to be with the angle!

as above, if it's small skirting then it will do the job fine. The larger skirting will be no use with this as you start cutting at the top - outwith the guide. Borrow or hire a mitre saw, i did the skirting in the spare room this afternoon and i planned to take the whole afternoon but it only took me just over an hour. 1st time using a mitre saw and im now going to buy one. Great tool
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