This is an essential tool for any woodworker or tradesman who needs to cut forty-five degree mitres in small mouldings on a regular basis. The sturdy base also has markings for cuts at fifteen degrees, thirty degrees, and ninety degrees. Similar to a garden shear, the built-in fence allows you to cut Mitre joints quickly, easily, and with accuracy. This tools is not only used by hobbyists, but has an essential place in many trades from finish carpenter to concrete former. Makes quick work of cutting shoe moulding and chamfer strip. Constructed from high quality steel and design. Made in Germany. We offer replacement blades and base.