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03:40AM | 05/25/03
Member Since: 05/08/03
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I saw a product advertised on QVC. It was a miter box that was designed to cut crown moulding. This device enabled you to actually measure the angle (inside or outside) and then take it to the miter box. The miter box then adjusted the fence to the measured angle to enable the molding to be cut (a handsaw comes with the package) I was wondering if anybody has had any experience with this product. It looks promising to this novice.

Ron P


09:47AM | 05/25/03
Member Since: 12/27/02
543 lifetime posts
Sound interesting.. there are tools to measure the inside & outside corner angles... a sliding T bevel for example, but to adjust the fence on the box... Oh I get it, it just moves off the 90, you would have to have crown that is cut at the spring angle on a 45 just like a normal miter box... I was going to ask more about it but never mind.

Mark Hammond

03:40PM | 05/26/03
Member Since: 05/09/01
246 lifetime posts
Hi Rpreh,
***** has a saw like you describe and it is model no. 9-36343. It can cut compound angles and crown molding. I have not tried this model but the idea sounds great. I must admit though that a power compound miter box works real well and faster. There is another tool to measure odd angles and transfer them to a board called an angle bisector. It is simpler to use because it automatically divides the angle for you so you don't need to use a protractoer to figure out what you are working with. Good luck.....MJH


03:50PM | 05/26/03
Member Since: 05/08/03
10 lifetime posts
Thanks Mark--Where can I buy this angle bisecter??


Mark Hammond

03:19PM | 05/27/03
Member Since: 05/09/01
246 lifetime posts
After I wrote to you yesterday I tried to find a source but couldn't. I think the company that made them may have gone out of business but I will keep looking nd let you know if I find one.....MJH


10:01AM | 08/11/04
Member Since: 08/10/04
1 lifetime posts
I happened to stumble on to the Magic Miter demo on QVC also. For an upcoming crown molding home project I am trying to decide whether to purchase a compound miter saw or spend approximately $60 for the magic miter. The latter looks attractive only because there is an implicit self correction for slightly non square corners. The material that the inventor demonstrated on appeared not to be wood but some sort of easily sawed composite. I wonder how firmly the Magic Miter would hold up when wood moldings are used. Like Ron, I would greatly hearing from someone who has actually used the Magic Miter.


05:12AM | 08/12/04
Member Since: 09/17/03
6 lifetime posts
Unless the room where you are installing the crown moulding is very square, I would consider coping the inside corners rather than attempting to miter them.


10:08PM | 09/28/04
Member Since: 09/28/04
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My fiance and I saw the Miter Magic on an ad on tv and after finishing our fireplace he has non stop said that he wants this. After searching around to find it as a birthday present I found it and you can link to the site from here

I sure hope that this helps you and I am hoping it is as good as it sounds.


02:00PM | 04/05/16
I've had this product for sometime now and I must say it does work.keep in mind if you never cut or installed crown before,you will have to to take some time and practice. The secret when using this box is to first, now which side of the molding is the ceiling and which end is the wall. Also,when cutting on the left side ,you are actually cutting for the right side of the ceiling and the same for the opposite side. Remember to turn the molding over so that you have the correct profile in position(flip molding over before installing )It is a little tasking when cutting through H.D molding especially when cutting with your weak side.


11:27PM | 04/21/17
We have a 100+ year old house, there are no square corners or plumb walls. The Magic Mitre was a godsend when installing crown molding. My only complaint was the included saw had pretty coarse teeth and chipped the thin wooden molding. A fine-tooth crosscut saw solved all the problems.

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