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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:11 pm 
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Beginner DIY-er.

I am having a nightmare cutting and fitting 15mm scotia.

I have some scotia scissors which cut the scotia to 45 degrees easily on the X axis, however the profile (Y axis) is cut to some other angle.

So when I fit the two pieces together to make a 90 degree turn, they dont fit at all and I have to hack away at them with stanley knife/chisel to get the angle vaguely right and then fill the gap. It looks terrible.

How can I get the scotia scissors to cut the scotia to the desired angle? Or should I be using another technique?

I've looked all over google for this and also the scissors came with no guidance which I think is lazy of the manufacturer.


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I can't comment on the scissors but I have always used a mitre box and fine toothed saw and never had any issues?



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I'd never heard of "scotia scissors" and had to google them, having now seen some, I'm not surprised they're mangling the scotia.

Make a small mitre block and cut with a Tenon saw, or even a Gents saw if you have one, cut the block with the same saw you will use on the scotia.

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For most jobs I can normally just do it freehand without too much difficulty. Otherwise as said a mitre box or perhaps a local tool hire shop may have a guillotine , this sort of thing ,
http://www.axminster.co.uk/axcaliber-mt ... mer-951813
very good for cutting the mitres and fine fettling alike.


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