THE CHARNWOOD W105 MITRE TRIMMER IS IDENTICAL TO THE AXCALIBER IN DESIGN AND OPERATION INDEED THE PARTS ARE INTERCHANGABLE.
It delivers Precise 45 degree Mitres.
It is essential when making picture frames to get an accurate 45 degree angle on the face of the moulding so the 4 pieces can be joined together perfectly.
Most hobby users start with a mitre box, which is simply a 45 degree guide for a hand saw or buy a handsaw mounted in a framework to keep the saw at 45 degrees during the cut. These options a fine for general joinery but are not accurate enough to get the precision angles required for framing. If you have ever joined 3 good corners and then found the 4th corner does not meet, chances are the mitres are not accurate.
The trimmer is the best option to get precision mitres at a reasonable price. The moulding is cut to a rough mitre by a handsaw or electric saw leaving it a few mm longer than is required. The Trimmer is then used to take a fine shaving off the end of the moulding to leave a highly accurate 45 egress with a smooth finish, essential for a good joint.
Made from cast iron, the trimmer is heavy and rigid. The two fences can be locked at any angle between 90 and 45 degrees. The fences have stops at 45 and 90 degrees and can also be locked down at any other angle as required, such as for 6 or 8 sided frames.
The knives have a hardened tip and can be reground many times by any professional service.
An essential accessory for picture framers is the measuring system, W105CLA. The bed is marked out with a special 45 degree scale which allows for the rebate size of the moulding to be taken into account. A sliding stop ensures that the opposite sides of the frame all finish up exactly equal in length.