Miter saw
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For years, I've been looking for the miter saw that goes with my Dad's Stanley miter box.  I knew I had it somewhere but I haven't been able to find it since 2004 when I cleaned out their house.  The other day I was digging around for something and walla, there it was, leaning against a wall in a seldom-used corner.  The only problem is, now I can't figure out where I put the box itself, but it's here somewhere, I know because I tripped over it for 10 years before hiding it... somewhere...

I've only begun to clean it up, and this is my first attempt at cleaning up a saw.  I wonder if anyone has any info on it or can point me to some?

I appreciate any input.













Mike

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#12
  Re: Miter saw by KSMike (For years, I've been...)
First, I want to thank you for showing me I'm not the only one that does that. I am far less qualified than others here, but I would use a maroon Scotchbrite pad glued to a block and some WD-40 or whatever you have handy as a lubricant and take full length passes down the plate with very little pressure on the block.
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#13
  Re: RE: Miter saw by DaveParkis (First, I want to tha...)
Thanks Dave, first pass was a maroon pad with PB Blaster, 2nd pass was a maroon pad with Ballistol.  Nothing more seems to want to come off, even with a razor blade.

Oh, and I was in a hurry, sorry about the upside-down handle.
Mike

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#14
  Re: Miter saw by KSMike (For years, I've been...)
Put the scratchy pad under a palmsander.  
   
Have done a few..
   
Just takes a bit of time..
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  Re: Miter saw by KSMike (For years, I've been...)
Maybe I’ll try that.
Mike

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#16
  Re: Miter saw by KSMike (For years, I've been...)
This site has some great info on restoring a saw plate. I used a lot of the info there when rehabbing my 1890's backsaw. They also make some great stuff ( a little out of my price range).
http://www.badaxetoolworks.com/bad-axe-t...ticles.php
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  Re: RE: Miter saw by KSMike (Maybe I’ll try that....)
(04-14-2018, 02:35 PM)KSMike Wrote: Maybe I’ll try that.

Scotchbrite under a palm sander does a lot.  Follow that up with some Autosol, or other metal polish, and it will look like a million bucks.
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#18
  Re: Miter saw by KSMike (For years, I've been...)
Thank you all. Once upon a time I considered asking Bad Axe to make a replacement for this saw. Fortunately I never acted on it, since I knew this would turn up eventually. I’m sure it’s nothing special - 1950’s or 60’s.
Mike

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#19
  Re: Miter saw by KSMike (For years, I've been...)
Mike,
A couple of years back I refurbed a Stanley Miter box that I got at an auction. I actually had a smaller one I got from Admiral (Rich) but wanted to larger one for crown molding.

   
   

I cleaned the blade with a razor blade and windex. Then I followed up with 400 to 600 grit sandpaper blocked up by a piece of 2x4. I took the saw nuts off and then polished them a bit.

   
   
   

After cleaning the miter box up I resharpened the saw and used it for the molding in my Family Room. Worked like a charm
See ya around,
Dominic
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#20
  Re: Miter saw by KSMike (For years, I've been...)
Your saw turned out great!
Mike

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