"30 years of hobby woodworking and I find the best mitre box I've ever used. The small pegs that clamp wood sections to the box are excellent, as they are oval shaped they grip event the tiniest of sections. Good solid product which can clamp to a workmate in seconds."
"Used this Mitre box when fitting a very ornate fibrous plaster coving.I found it to be very adaptable and perfect for the job. I will be using it for many more tasks. I am sure that it will perform just as well with architrave, skirting boards and dado rail. it is able to be screwed down to you workbench and as so it gives a very secure working platform. The mitre box was able to allow me to cut some very awkward corners and after fiting over 300 mtrs of plaster coving it is still as good as new. I reckon that I could use it time and time again."
"I bought this for fitting the edging to some laminate flooring. It worked very well. Got the job done no problem but it seems a bit flimsy. Not sure how it would stand up to use with heavier materials. I bought a 10" tenon saw to use with it. Don't make the same mistake. This block is very wide and on a 45 degree cut the saw just spans the block."
"this would be a much better product if it was a bit deeper so you can cut 4" skirting upright against the side rather than having to lay the skirting down flat. Also prefer metal or wood to give more resistance to the saw cutting into the grooves and destroying the accuracy of future cuts. Perhaps it's me being ham fisted."
"The block looks nice and solid in the advertising - but in reality, the plastic is hollow. The result is that the block will flex when you put any pressure in it. I bought it to cut skirting board (4") and that was too tall to fit into the block - so I had to cut the first couple of cm using just one of the slots until I had sawn far enough to get the saw into the slots on both sides of the block. It also meant that the 'gripping pins' could not work properly. Although there are two gripping pins, often you can only use one - unless you are planning to waste 10cm of timber."
"Having read reviews from other tis seemed a good product, on the plus the cam locks are a brilliant, however the box itself is made from hollow plastic, and is flimsy. I would have expected the box to be solid plastic. Not sure if this would cope with being dropped?"
"I bought this to replace my draper mitre block which had been a very good buy, my first observation was it idid not look strong enough for the work needed.It is made with cheap plastic, no hardened saw guide slots and poor overall construction, however, these things considered it did the job [cupboard mitre cornices] admirably albeit at the cost of some of the saw guide slots that were cut into..Imho block needs to be made of stronger material and priced accordingly.One tip, if your going to use this block get a helper.."
"I had purchased this to cut the new skirting that I was fitting to a room and it was the only one I could find that would accept 5" skirting as well as cut the 45 degree angle. Unfortunately that is where the the pro's ended for me!
With it being made out of plastic, the thing flexed all over the place and did not give an even cut all all. On top of that, because it is flexible plastic, the saw also ended up damaging the guide, so really, it was a waste of £11 for me.
I actually ended up going and buying an electric compound mitre saw which did the job brilliantly!"
"Pros: -Wide - 22.5 degrees as well as 45 and 90 degree mitre slots Cons: -Flimsy plastic; box flexes easily and so get inaccurate cuts if not very careful -Plastic is thin and soft at mitre slots so saw catches and cuts plastic mitre slots, further reducing accuracy -Too wide for a 10 inch tenon saw -Clamping system fine in theory but holes for clamp post always seem to be in wrong place relating to mitre slots - Expensive given its flaws
"I bought this to cut the mitres on some skirting, as it's not tall enough to use with the skirting up right you have to use the bevel cut on the end. Which looks as though it was an afterthought by stanley and the inside edges are just cut rather than moulded like the other guides. Therefore my saw (also a stanley) kept catching making a horrendous cut finish and was extremely frustrating. The bevel guide was the sole reason I bought this product otherwise I wouldn't have paid almost double. Don't get duped into paying for this product and wasting you're time!"
"As the title says, it is poor, the box flexes when sawing so cuts are not accurate, the plastic is hollow and not solid, it is very difficult not to cut the cutting angles as the saw catches due to the flexing and the clamps aren't very good as they don't clamp very well and they leave indentations. All in all, this product isn't worth the £12 I paid for it, Surely Stanley would have put this item through some sort of testing, quality control. Don't waste your money!"
"Bought this as I thought I would spend the money and save time. how wrong I was, cutting 45 degrees was around 5 degrees out each cut. as you can only use the block one way (lip on one side/underside for worktop) two cuts the same amount out leaves a great big gap. height of block is too high to cut through to bottom with tennon saw so chance of an accurate cut is even worse. after wasting hours trying to make good poor cuts, i ended up cutting mitre's with set square/45% hand tools. perfect jobs the moment I stopped using this piece of rubbish. bottom line, trust your own ability and save frustration and money."