Thanks for taking your time to read our reviews on the best manual mitre box style saws that are currently available on the United Kingdom marketplace.
Mitre saws are used to allow you to make cuts with angles. That is very useful for tasks such as skirting boards, coving and framing. The power mitre saw is the ideal saw for this task, but they are expensive.
This manual mitre saw does exactly the same job, though clearly it will be a slower process and you will have to do the physical cutting. They are a lot more accurate and easier to use than just a saw and a mitre block.
Before you start, the maximum cut height on these saws is 5" so you wont be doing 6" skirting board, for instance, with these manual saws.
Just below you will see our top 5 list of Manual Mitre Box saws. However, we also know you are busy, so if you don't have time to read our full review, we would highly recommend the Stanley Adjustable Mechanical Mitre Box.
Best Manual Mitre Box Saw by Buyer Rating
The top 5 are as follows:
Stanley Adjustable Mechanical Mitre Box
Silverline SW05 Precision Mitre Saw
Nobex Champion Compound Mitre Saw
Wolfcraft Bevel and Mitre Box
Draper 88192 550 mm Precision Mitre Saw
Just below, we have also completed some summary reviews on each of these, so as you can see which is the best option for you.
No 1 - Stanley Adjustable Mechanical Mitre Box Summary Review
- 90% customer satisfaction
- Mitre adjustable at 30, 45, 60 to 90 degrees
- Max cutting height 5"
- Blade Length - 55.88 cm
- Hardened and tempered replaceable blade with extra fine teeth - 14 TPI
- Smooth action saw
- Best seller
No 2 - Silverline SW05 Precision Mitre Saw Summary Review
- 88% customer satisfaction
- Max cutting width: 160 mm at 90 degree, 100 mm at 45 degree ( 4" at 45°)
- Max cutting height: 100 mm
- 550 mm blade
- 400 mm solid pressure cast saw table with nine pre-set mitres
- Clamp and adjustable length stop
No 3 - Nobex Champion Compound Mitre SawSummary Review
- 84% buyer satisfaction rating
- Blade length is 630mm
- 180mm cutting height at 90° and 125mm width at 45° ( 5" at 45° )
- Pre-set and stepless locking at any angle
- Totally versatile for any angle
- You could get an electric mitre saw for this price
No 4 - Wolfcraft Bevel and Mitre Box Summary Review
- 88% buyer satisfaction rating
- 35.3 x 10 x 14 cm; 660 Grams
- Best seller
- Will cut 100mm at any of the preset angles
- Angles can be set at 5 degree increments
- Max 5" depth cutting
No 5 - Draper 88192 550 mm Precision Mitre Saw Set Summary Review
- 90% buyer satisfaction rating
- 64 x 23 x 12 cm 3.37kg
- Max 5" cutting depth
- Solid one piece die cast aluminium saw table
- 14 tpi wood-cutting blade
- Expensive for what you get
These manual mitre box saws come in different styles. However there is always a base that holds the board to be cut. In addition, there is a fine tooth blade attached to a saw, and this saw can swivel to different angles, that you can quickly and easily set. You then bring the saw down on top of the material and start to cut it at the designated angle.
You can see from the reviews that there is a massive difference in price and quality with this type of saw. The home workshop models start around £40 for something that is of a good standard and the professional type mitre box saws can be nearly £200.
Unless you are doing these types of cuts day in, day out, then we would recommend that you spend no more than £50 on one of these saws. A standard home model will do most of the angles you will ever need and the only advantage of the more expensive models is that they can be adjusted to any angle,
Its very unlikely that you will ever have to do a 61 degree angle for instance.
Its worth noting that the maximum cut height on any of these models is around 5", so you wont be doing joins on 6" skirting board with this type of manual saw. For that you will need the more powerful electric mitre saws.
A very quick video review
We have looked over all the video reviews and found this great short presentation on this handytool. It gives you an instant idea of what to expect as well as telling you all the features and spec in and easy to understand format.
I hope you enjoy watching it as I always think its much better to see a tool in action rather than just reading about it or seeing pictures. This guy is particularly good at explaining the features of the drill and he is well known for demonstrating tools.
Hopefully you have found this information on mitre box saws useful.