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Axcaliber MT1 Mitre Trimmer

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Key Features

  • Substantial machined cast iron, razor sharp, tool steel blades
  • Shearing action results in a glass like finish on end grain
  • Trims off fine shavings for the most precise mitres
  • Long operating lever with rack and pinion mechanism
  • Adjustable cam stops at 0° and 45°, fences lock at any intermediate angle
  • Maximum size 100mm high by about 150mm wide at 90°

Description

Whether you are a picture framer, a carpenter or a cabinetmaker the need for accurate mitres is paramount. This heavy-duty trimmer is a substantial piece of machined cast iron, with razor sharp, tool steel blades. Using a long lever with a rack and pinion mechanism, it enables you to trim off fine shavings for the most precise fit. Its shearing action results in an incredible glass-like finish even on soft wood end grain. Look on it as a type of specialist plane, whose purpose is to produce precision mitres. There is no exaggeration as to the level of precision you can achieve with this machine. You are guaranteed precise mitres every time.
Each fence has two adjustable cam stops, one at 0° and one at 45°. The fences are also lockable at any intermediate angle. This trimmer can easily handle picture frames, dado rails, mouldings and more. The maximum size it will handle is 100mm(4") high by about 150mm(6") wide at 90° or 98mm wide at 45°.
The optional Top Trim accessory allows you to trim mouldings with hollowed, tapered or curved outside edges. This attachment presents the moulding to the blade at an angle of 45° to the vertical rather than the horizontal, allowing mitres to be trimmed on curved, hollow or difficult to hold mouldings. The maximum width the Top Trim can handle is 65mm and there is only one angle option, 45°. The other optional accessory is the Cut Length attachment allowing you to perform repeat cuts to the exact same length up to a maximum of 735mm(29") long.

Additional Information
Max Cutting Height 100mm(4")
Max Width Of Cut 150mm(6")
Model MT1
Nett Weight 12.5kg

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Customer Reviews

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By: John Brookes

Posted: 3 March 2014

I have tried numerous ways to get around the problem I have with this mitre cutter, but to no avail. When set at 45 degrees, the sprung pin in the baseplate, which holds the vertical fence in position is a) not entirely accurate to 45 degrees and b) moves when pressure is applied on the wood to cut the mitre. I have tried to do up the holding down bolts on the vertical fence, but these are only about 3mm diameter and I know will snap if I try to force them tighter than finger tightness.
I have tried all ways to get around this problem, even to putting a steel 'G' clamp onto the upper baseplate face of the wood I am cutting, and although partially successful, I am left with bruises on the wood from these clamps ( I know, pack the clamps with sacrificial wood, you say, but the makes the whole exercise of quickly cutting mitres quickly, quite obtuse.
It is such a shame, as the kit is made quiet sturdily and the blades, of course, are extremely sharp, but a little more thought from a clued up Asian product engineer, might have made this an excellent product. Also, I seem to recall an older Axminster model (white) my friend had about ten years ago, worked much better - and it was a lot cheaper!

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By: A Rawlins

Posted: 13 July 2013

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I have had one of these mitres, with a spare set of blades, for about 10 years, so my wife tells me. My wife is an Artist and I make all her picture frames etc to cut down on the cost of buying them.
In all this time I have cut approximately 1000 mitre joints and have only sharpened both sets of blades twice, they are so good.
One suggestion I would offer to anyone who uses this mitre cutter is to make sure that the top and bottom slots that blade holders slide in are kept lubricated as they do wear being cast iron. When they do wear you will loose accuracy of cut on the joint. Compared to the price of the Morso this cutter does the job just as well.

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By: Nic Murray

Posted: 22 March 2013

For cutting straight forward mites then this machine can't be beaten. it performs as well as any Morso machine I have used.

You will need to set the 90° and 45° stops.

Also beware the spings that draw to fences back, they are quite fierce. It's better to hold them and place them back on the stops otherwise you run the risk of knocking the stops out of true.

And yes the blades are VERY sharp!

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By: Bruce Harvey

Posted: 1 March 2013

The is a beautiful precision engineered piece of equipment. I was very impressed by it quality of manufacture. The design is elegant. I like the carry handle set at the point of balance. The operating handle has a tapered dovetail fit into the cog making it very easy to fit and remove. The action is excellent and the finish of the cut superb.

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By: Peter Kovacs

Posted: 15 January 2013

Simple, robust and accurate tool. Highly recommended.

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