Needed a portable miter box (really don't want to lug a miter saw around
for four pieces of molding, but it's a furniture repair so it has to be
a tight miter), was gonna make one for the Dozuki but saw a Jorgensen in
Home Despot for 20 bucks (it's not on the Web site otherwise I'd post
the link) and figured how bad could it be.
Well, the answer is pretty bad. I took it home, set it up, and tried
some trial cuts. The saw's not particularly sharp, the guides aren't
quite parallel so the saw doesn't want to go all the way down to the
bottom of the cut, the 45 degree angle seems to be more like 44, but
it's hard to tell because there are a couple of degrees of slop in the
detent, the clamp that holds the workpiece is a joke (especially coming
from a company that specializes in clamps), the thing is so light that
you have to hold it in place with your other hand, and there's no
support anywhere near the cutline. Not the tool for getting a well-
fitted joint. I mean I've gotten better miters following a pencil line
with a jigsaw.
Manana I do it right and this POS goes back to Home Despot.