"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."
"It's fairly accurate if you are careful. Despite what other reviews said, I found the cam clamping system pretty useless. The construction of it is too flimsy and it can easily bend and twist - not good for a mitre box. Shame, because at the price I expected better. Have the once "good quality" Stanley "dumbed down" their tools? I suspect so......"
"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."
"Too flexible, too lightweight and too easy to cut into the box. The clamps don't work very well and can mark your material. Also, check the length of your Tenon saw. The standard 10" is too short. All in all, I expected better from Stanley"
"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!"