miter box

noun Carpentry.
any of various fixed or adjustable guides for a saw in making miters or cross cuts, especially a troughlike box open at the ends and guiding the saw by slots in the opposite sides.

Origin:
1670–80

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miter box

noun
hand tool for guiding handsaws in making crosscuts or miter joints 
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Cuts sheets of insulation into sections using handsaws and miter box.
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