Lee Valley Miter Hook

WOOD magazine rating
Average reader rating
4.5
out of 5
Brand:
Lee Valley
Model:
50N37.01
Price:
$10

Description

Few things are as frustrating as attempting to measure accurately from an inside corner. This miter hook, developed by a trim carpenter, makes it simple. Just press the pins into the end grain (the pins are slightly angled to draw the hook in snugly) and hook your tape measure into the slot that is exactly even with the miter end. A rare-earth magnet grips the tape as you measure.

Also usable for outside corners where the hook works the same way, except pins are not necessary. The miter hook has 1/8" and 1/4" wide ledges – perfect for accurately setting reveals in house trim. The hook is handy in a shop as well – anywhere you need to measure mitered corners.

Injection molded using a high-impact plastic, it has hardened pins and two rare-earth magnets. It is fully reversible; the magnets are exposed on both sides.

WOOD magazine review

Measure from any miter angle precisely

Review Summary

The toughest measurement to make accurately has to be the short length (or heel) of a mitered workpiece, such as the inside dimensions of a picture frame or window casing. Veritas’ Miter Hook makes this previously formidable task foolproof by giving you a solid place to hook your retractable steel tape measure. Steel pins bite into the end grain, and rare-earth magnets keep the tape from coming unhooked from the hook.
As a bonus, stepped edges around the Miter Hook act as 1/8" and 1/4" reveal gauges for perfect placement of moldings.

Detailed Ratings

5.0
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

5

Ease of Use

5

Value

5

Reader Reviews

simple but effective tool.

Review Summary

I used this for the first time a few days ago and it worked great when it was hooked on to a miter point, but when it came to the pins staying in the end grain it was a different story. I was cutting MDF molding so that was probably why it wasn't staying very well since their is no grain in MDF.

Detailed Ratings

4.5
out of 5

Performance

4

Features

5

Ease of Use

4

Value

5

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